Assistant House Parent


The Assistant House Parent role is primarily to support the work of the House Parent in taking reasonability for the overall care and welfare of all the pupils in the boarding house.

Their job is to assist in maintaining our high standard of care and ensuring the welfare, happiness, safety and health of all boarding pupils. The Assistant Houseparent must have the ability to help create a stable working and pastoral environment.

A significant timetabled contribution (including at weekends) to other areas of College life is essential e.g. Games coaching and teams management, supporting The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, College Cadet Force, Outdoor Pursuits, Co-curricular Arts. Specific training opportunities shall be provided for certain areas of responsibility and activity.

The postholder will contribute to and attend Playroom retreats, Masses and other aspects of the spiritual life of the College.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Support the House Parent in ensuring high standards of discipline, tidiness and presentation among pupils.
  • Take responsibility for the pastoral care and wellbeing of pupils in their care, as directed by the House Parent.
  • Support the House Parent in coordinating and staffing leisure activities for pupils, as well as contributing in such ways as deemed appropriate to run co-curricular activities or games.
  • Support the House Parent in ensuring all boarders have sufficient rest, and that bed-time and morning routines appropriate to the age group are established and maintained with care.
  • Undertake as directed a number of specific tasks/duties within the boarding house.
  • Be attentive to the needs of new pupils and help with new pupil induction
  • Attend and sometimes lead Playroom assemblies with the support of senior colleagues.
  • Undertake several specific tasks and duties within the Playroom.
  • Be on the Playroom supervision duty rota. Always maintain an appropriate adult presence and to be alert to the welfare and wellbeing needs of all pupils.
  • Take on some administrative duties within the Playroom as directed by the Head of Playroom and House Parent.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and hard-working with a high level of emotional intelligence. He/she will have strong communication skills and the ability to build good relationships with pupils, parents and staff. He/she will have a strong commitment to the College’s mission and identity as set out in the College Mission Statement.

Stonyhurst – A little background

Stonyhurst has a fascinating history, being the oldest continuously existing Jesuit school in the world. It was founded in St Omers, northern France, in 1593, and moved to its present site in Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley in 1794. In 1996, Stonyhurst became fully coeducational, and today it educates boys and girls from Catholic families, and also those of other denominations.

Manchester is only about an hour away by road or rail. The market town of Clitheroe is 4 miles away, and we are 12 miles from the city of Preston. The Lake District can be reached in about an hour.

Stonyhurst is a family where heritage and innovation are fused to inspire young people to be agents of change in the world.

The closing date for applications is Monday 12th April at 12noon. Interviews will be held w/c 19th April.

All staff share responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the pupils and must adhere to, and comply with, the School’s Child Protection Policy at all times.

The appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

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