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Abbey College ManchesterManchester

Abbey College Manchester was founded in 1990 and over the past thirty years has become one of the leading providers of independent sixth form education in Greater Manchester. There are approximately 200 students in the college. Within this around 40% are from the Manchester area with the remainder coming from up to forty different countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

We are a dynamic, exciting college, situated in the heart of Manchester providing high quality, flexible A Level, International Foundation, Combined Studies and GCSE programmes. We have recently introduced two unique programmes to complement our offering; these being the Combined Studies Programme and the Academic Studies with Football Training or Basketball Training Programme.

Boarding Accommodation

The college has approximately 100 students living in our boarding accommodation. About 40 students reside with our homestay families and 60 live in our Senior Boarding House (Clydesdale House) which is a 10-minute walk from the main college building. Only students aged 16+ reside in this boarding house. The post holder would be taking responsibility for the students at Clydesdale House as described in the job description in conjunction with the Head of Senior Boarding and Boarding Staff teams. The students live in clusters on two floors at Clydesdale house which are accessed only by ACM students and boarding staff. This is an exciting new residential role to move the college forward in developing a modern boarding offering that bridges the gap between sixth form and university. With a diverse range of students and nationalities, the role presents challenges and opportunities to innovate and develop the college offering. To that end, current and extensive experience of working in a boarding school(s) is desirable.

Description of the post

The role is an important, supportive one, which requires flexibility and good communication with the Head of Senior Boarding and other boarding staff. The post holder must always behave in a responsible and appropriate manner for a person charged with the welfare and safety of students, and act as a role model. This is a residential role. Rent-free accommodation is provided within Clydesdale House, with all council tax, utilities and meals during term time included. The first responsibility of the Houseparent is to maintain the highest standards of Safeguarding and Child Protection for the students in Clydesdale House and promote student welfare as the core purpose of their role.  The start date is September 2021.

Hours of work

This a residential post and as such, you will be required to work both days and nights, weekdays and weekends.  The expected pattern is a rota of four days and four nights followed by three days (and nights) off dependent on need.

Full details of the role can be found in the information pack  attached below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 16th April.

The Alpha Plus Group is the parent company of Abbey College Manchester and nineteen other schools. It was founded in 1931 under the name Davies, Laing and Dick. The schools and colleges within the group have developed a longstanding reputation for delivering premium quality education

The Alpha Plus Group are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

AGP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of APG you are expected to share this commitment.  The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within APG Schools and Colleges and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the organisation.

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