House Parent, Stratton-on-the-Fosse

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Downside SchoolStratton-on-the-Fosse

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Start date: 30th August 2017
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: 8.00 per hour
Contract term: Permanent


Downside is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 to 18, and one of England’s oldest and most distinguished Catholic schools. The school is situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills, twelve miles south of the city of Bath.

We have an of opportunity to join us within one of our boys boarding houses, to assist with the supervision and pastoral care of the boarding pupils at the School. Are you a discreet and confidential team player with the ability to work on your own initiative and sometimes under pressure? We are looking for someone who embraces and appreciates the ethos of a Benedictine boarding school. 

There is a particular responsibility for the clothing, health (in conjunction with the Health Centre) and general well-being of those within each House. It is essential that the House Parent is seen by the pupils in the House as an approachable, helpful and sympathetic person.

Salary is £8.00 per hour and your working hours are 1.15pm – 6.00pm Tuesday to Friday, plus every Saturday 8am – 6pm with half an hour break. This is a Term Time only position. We welcome applications from candidates looking to work these hours (28.5) during the School term-time which is 34 weeks a year. 

To apply, please complete an application form and submit to An application pack can be downloaded from ‘Job Vacancies' on the School website: Please contact the HR email address if you require further information after reading the job pack.  

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 21st August 2017.

Interviews will be held shortly afterwards on a date to be confirmed.

Downside School 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 DBS checked. We are an equal opportunities employer. By car, we are within 40 minutes of Bristol, 30 minutes of Bath and 15 minutes of Wells. 

Registered Charity Number: 1158507

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More about Downside School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Stratton On The Fosse, Radstock, Bath, Somerset, BA3 4RJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1761 235100
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Welcome to Downside, a leading Catholic Independent Boarding School. We are one of England’s oldest and most distinguished schools, for boys and girls aged 11-18. Downside School’s vision – as a leading Catholic School – is to be a bright light in th...