Non-Resident Night House Parent, Cambridge

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CATS College CambridgeCambridge

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: To be confirmed
Contract term: Permanent

CATS College and CSVPA 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. CSVPA students study in buildings in the heart of the City of Cambridge on courses ranges from Pre-Foundation to Masters Levels. We pride ourselves on our approach to teaching and learning, with small class sizes and an informal atmosphere ensuring that students are treated as individuals and build great relationships with staff.


You will provide on-call support during the night in the boarding house. This includes patrolling the grounds, monitoring the CCTV and staffing the office, reporting any concerns to the Boarding Duty Manager.


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.

You will:  

  • Monitor the students’ welfare and behaviour and report any problems in the residence to the Head of Welfare & Boarding  
  • Report student illness promptly to the Health centre by 8.30am. 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  
  • Assist 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 residence requires  
  • Ensure a visible presence in the boarding house at all times when on duty  
  • During the period of Summer School, undertake supervision of activities and assist with trips as directed by the Boarding Duty Manager  
  • 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 termly induction and regular staff meetings


  • The ability to work with, care for and supervise young people  
  • High levels of energy, an even temper and a sense of humour 
  • Confidence to reprimand and/or report students who are not adhering to the College rules  
  • The ability to relate to young people  
  • The ability and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment 
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours  
  • The ability to work as a team member and lead by example, to be proactive, flexible and reliable  
  • A full understanding of current child protection procedures


We operate a two week shift pattern, with some days on and some days off. During on days, the hours are as follows: 

Sunday – Thursday 22.30 – 07.30 (following morning) 

Friday & Saturday 23.00 – 09.30 (following morning)

Please visit our website for more details;

Closing date-22/05/2018

Job location

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
Telephone: +44 1223 314431
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