House Leader, Cambridgeshire

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CATS College CambridgeCambridgeshire

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


CATS College  offers an outstanding international pre-university educational experience to students aged 14+ from all over the world. CATS students live and work at the custom built Cambridge campus, studying for GCSEs, A levels and University Foundation Programmes, and preparing for admission to universities across the country and elsewhere.  


The successful candidate will be the senior member of boarding staff within the shift in their boarding house, 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.

We are looking for a versatile, flexible person to lead a team of house parents. Whilst on shift, you will be the senior member of boarding staff within your shift in your house. You must be committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our students. You will assist them in their daily lives and act as first point of contact for many boarding matters in your house.


  • Wake every student in the morning for breakfast and morning registration and inspect student bedrooms, filling in appropriate paperwork
  • Monitor the students’ welfare and behaviour and report any problems in the residence to the Head of Welfare & Boarding and report more serious problems to the Vice Principal
  • Ensure a quiet College environment during prep time conductive to study (Elizabeth House only)
  • 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
  • Ensure the smooth running of the Boarding House generally in accordance to the student handbook to maintain a friendly, welcoming and happy environment
  • At weekends, help the domestic team with maintaining general cleanliness and tidiness in the Boarding House
  • Report any maintenance issues through the College system
  • Assist with laundry requirements of the students
  • Issue keys/cards as each Boarding House requires
  • Ensure a visible presence in the Boarding House at all times when on duty
  • Ensure curfew times are kept;  filling in associated paperwork as requested and reporting issues of lateness
  • Help with student arrivals, student induction and departures when required
  • Attend boarding meetings
  • Attend College boarding and welfare training days
  • During the period of Summer School, undertake supervision of activities and assist with trips as directed by the Head of House

Specifically, in your role as House Leader you will:

  • Be responsible for reporting any issues directly to the Head of House or Deputy Head of House whilst your team is on duty and holding keys or emergency phone if required
  • Prepare rotas for your duty team
  • Send prompt overview handover notes to other duty team and senior staff
  • Liaise with Programme Directors and senior staff as requested

Please see the job description for full details

More about CATS College Cambridge
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 24 years
Address: Part of Cambridge Education Group, 1 High Street, Chesterton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1NQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1223 314431
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CATS Cambridge is an international sixth form college offering a range of pre-University courses. Like the city of Cambridge itself, we are a place of contrasts.

Our students are at the centre of a city that radiates learning and knowledge and offers ...