Employment Bureau

Boarding Assistant - Part Time
  • Location:
  • Date Posted:
    10 Jul 2019
  • Advertising End Date:
    22 Jul 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
    Placements & Work Experience
This is an online application only, please do not press 'Apply' button.
Please complete an application form and upload your CV here
Abbey College Cambridge is an independent sixth form college that offers the very best education and boarding for international and domestic students, while boasting a central location and a new campus.

We have a dedicated team of academic, boarding and administration staff and are now looking to appoint a Part Time Boarding Assistant (non-residential) to join our team.

The boarding team is dedicated to providing top quality boarding provision for every student. All students are welcomed into the college and we ensure that each individual has an exceptional experience.

The principle duty of the Boarding Assistant is to assist with providing top quality care, for our students. This will involve addressing student welfare needs, maintaining discipline and time management in the Boarding Accommodation.

Duties are required on a daily basis and include both weekdays and weekends. Any changes to the rota must be agreed by the Head of House (Rota). The Boarding Assistant must report to the Head of House as required.

Department: Boarding
Responsible to: Head of House
Responsible for: All Students 
Start date: ASAP 
Hours: Mon -Thurs
Morning shift - 7am - 3pm
Evening shift - 3pm - 11pm (option to sleep on site on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday would be useful).
Rest breaks will be taken at quiet times during the shift and must be a minimum of 20 minutes (uninterrupted) in every 6 hours.

The contract is fixed term until 28 June 2020 but it is highly likely it will be renewed in September 2020 for the academic year, 2020-2021.

Holiday: Part time equivalent of 28 days per annum
Remuneration Package: £10.50 per hour & £30 per night if sleeping in is required

Weekdays (Term Time)
Boarding Assistant Morning Duties
  • Wake up calls and ensure that students attend school
  • Attend to any students who are ill, absent from college, etc. and report absences as per the Attendance Procedure
  • Ensure that accommodation and communal areas are clean and tidy, report problems
  • Attend to administrative duties under guidance of the Head of House
  • Attend meetings in college as required.
Boarding Assistant Afternoon and Evening Duties
  • CSA sign-out
  • Supervision of student detentions
  • Supervise evening catering, log complaints, record any maintenance requests and actively support students
  • After school and evening activities such as clubs, sports, mentoring
  • Curfew checks and supporting the curfew procedure
  • Once curfew checks are complete, the duty ends unless there is an exceptional circumstances; staff are expected to remain on-site if a sleeping is required. 
Weekends and Non-Term Time
  • Follow up on any attendance issues
  • Oversee weekend detentions
  • Look after unwell students
  • Attend sports clubs, run interesting and diverse weekend activities
  • Arrange and support weekend trips in and around Cambridge, as well as further afield
  • Curfew checks and supporting the curfew procedure
  • General administration and support of the Head of House as required
The above list is not exhaustive other reasonable duties may be required

Boarding staff require, or will receive, the following training/security checks:
  • Enhanced DBS Checks to prove their suitability to work with children in and out of the home environment – the college will aid in obtainin the DBS
  • Three written & verbal references from previous employers asking for suitability for the role
  • Full employment history with any significant gaps explained, previous employers may be contacted
  • Level 1 Child Protection Training – training provided by the college
  • First aid training – training provided by the college
  • Sufficient proof must be held of any relevant qualifications
Closing date 22 July 2019 at midday
Interviews commencing week beginning 12 August 2019

The post holder is expected to work within policies and procedures of Foundation and be committed to its values and expectations. This includes promoting and demonstrating the principles of equal opportunity (including encouraging diversity and tackling discrimination) and sensitivity to the environment.

Remuneration Package:
£10.50 per hour & £30 per night if sleeping in is required

Other relevant information:
Location: Cambridge City Centre

How to apply:
This is an online application only, please do not press 'Apply' button.
Please complete an application form and upload your CV here

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