Residential House Parent, Cambridge

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CATS College CambridgeCambridge

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: To be confirmed at the interview stage
Contract term: Permanent

CATS College offers an outstanding international pre-university educational experience to students aged 14+ from all over the world. 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.  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. We are committed to the safeguarding, health and well-being of our students.  


Successful candidate will be a supervising adult presence in the boarding house that is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our international boarding students and assist them in their daily lives, working hours on a two week shift pattern.  Weekday hours when on duty are evenings and mornings, and each two week shift contains a weekend on duty.  


When on shift you will live in the accommodation provided for the better performance of your duties. You may choose to do so when not on shift.  


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.  

-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    

-Supervise students’ Prep hour in the evenings and Supervised Study at the weekends   

-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, to help the domestic team with maintaining general cleanliness and tidiness in the boarding house   

-Reporting any maintenance issues through the college system   

-Assist with laundry requirements of the students   

-Issue keys/cards as residence requires  

-To ensure a visible presence in and around the premises of 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 termly induction and regular staff meetings  

-Arrange regular meetings with the students   

-Liaise with Programme Directors and Heads of Department as requested. 

-During the period of Summer School, to undertake supervision of activities and assist with trips as directed by the Boarding Duty Manager.   

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Closing date -17/04/2018

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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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