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Graduate Residential Assistant

Cardiff Sixth Form CollegeCardiff

Cardiff Sixth Form College is an international school which brings together some of the most talented students from different countries and the local area, providing a stimulating environment in which to study. Students bring an enthusiasm and focus to their studies and, are hungry for knowledge and success. The college was set up in 2004 as a small private tutorial centre and has grown to become a vibrant school which is consistently recognised as the ‘Number 1 Sixth Form College in the UK’. We have three boarding houses on two sites with a capacity of over 300 students from 25 different nationalities.


The main purpose of the job is to help look after the safety and welfare of the students in the boarding house and contribute to the wider framework of the College by participating in a range of trips, activities, career and academic opportunities. Graduate Residential Assistants are a vital link between the students, Pastoral and Academic/Administration staff.

Graduate Residential Assistants are responsible to the Head of Boarding. They are expected to live in and sleep on site throughout the week except on their weekend or evenings off, and to take most of their meals with students and other staff. Graduate Residential Assistants occupy a special position in the House as students’ confidantes and friends, but they are first and foremost members of staff and must always ensure that their behaviour reflects that prime responsibility. Appropriate staff training and induction will be given to cover Safeguarding, First Aid, Fire Training, Child Protection Training, Student Welfare & Counselling. Training is not exclusive to these areas and further input may be recommended or provided depending on individual experience.

Please note that the working parameters and distribution of tasks vary according to the requirements of the ages and needs of the students and the House to which they belong.

Cardiff Sixth Form College is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is caring and reasonable in its approach to all staff. 

Cardiff Sixth Form College is committed to its responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students in line with government recommendations and policies. An enhanced level DBS will be required.

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