Boarding Team Leader, Kent

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CATS College CanterburyKent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent


You will be a senior member of boarding staff within the shift, committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our International boarding students. You will assist them in their daily lives and act as first point of contact for boarding matters in your house when on duty.


As a member of the boarding team, you should carry out your role to support the needs of the students you work with and the College in general. In as much, you will:

In general:

  • Ensure the smooth running of the boarding houses generally, in accordance with the Student
  • Handbook and College policies to maintain a friendly, welcoming and happy environment.
  • Co-ordinate a crisis management plan while on duty, informing relevant emergency services and senior leaders of events and documenting thoroughly.
  • Monitor student exeats and assist the Exeat and Attendance Officer with the approval of student exeats as set out within the College policy.
  • Attend termly induction and boarding meetings.
  • During the period of Summer School, undertake duties as directed by Head of Boarding, in particular be the point of contact for School Of English/Stafford House Study Holidays summer managers
  • Monitor student welfare and behaviour and report any problems in the residence to the Head of
  • Boarding and report more serious problems to the Principal.
  • Report student illness promptly to the Health centre in the mornings. If emergency attention is required, to use the emergency number or call an ambulance.
  • To ensure all team members help the domestic team with maintaining general cleanliness and tidiness in the Boarding Houses.
  • Report any maintenance issues through the College system.
  • Assist with laundry requirements of the students as directed.
  • Issue keys/cards as each Boarding House requires.
  • Ensure a visible presence in the Boarding Houses at all times when on duty.
  • Ensure curfew times are kept; filling in associated paperwork as requested and reporting issues of lateness.
  • Ensure and oversee all student induction and departures.

We’re part of CATS Colleges, and we benefit from being part of a forward looking organisation with a strong educational vision which includes managing three other similar schools, all focussed on international students.  If you’re interested in being part of our school, we’d love to hear from you.

CATS Canterbury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS checked. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about CATS College Canterbury
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: Part of Cambridge Education Group, 68 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3LQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1227 866540
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