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Resident House Parent

Prior Park CollegeBath and North East Somerset

Prior Park College is looking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic House Parent to successfully manage, maintain and promote the wellbeing and excellent boarding experience of our international and domestic students. A House Parent will oversee all areas of the day-to-day running and management of the boarding house in line with the National Minimum Standards, the School’s Policies and Statement of Boarding Principles and Practice. They will be responsible for the pastoral aspects of the house, aimed at creating a well-ordered, warm and friendly environment. The post holder will undertake an array of administrative duties, be responsible for the management of all house staff and be the first point of contact with the parents. The post would suit an individual or a couple (job share) experienced in working with children in a residential boarding school environment. The successful applicant will have the ability to create an outstanding boarding setting and to drive and organise a safe residential environment, in which students and staff can live and work. Excellent interpersonal, leadership and management skills are essential in this role. The House Parent will predominantly work within the boarding programme but may also have some agreed teaching. The hours of work will be full time, with fixed hours of work from 7.00 - 9.00 am, Monday to Friday as well as duty hours worked in the afternoons, in the evenings and during some weekends. Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and the School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.  Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early.

Closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 24 February 2021.

Telephone: 01225 835 353, ext. 284,                                                                   


Prior Park Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and a registered Educational Charity no. 281242 as well as a data controller and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as required under current data protection legislation.

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