Job vacancy

Residential House Parent

Closing date: 17.11.2023

Job Start Date: January 2024

St Joseph’s College is recruiting Residential House Parents who will help us make our two boarding houses a ‘home from home’, a supportive family environment which will help our fantastic young people to thrive. Located in Ipswich we have two busy boarding houses made up of students from the UK and across the world. The happiness and welfare of each and every one of our boarders is the most important thing to us. We are therefore looking for dedicated, talented and caring individuals who want to embrace all that working in a boarding house in a successful independent school has to offer. 

Ideally you will have had previous experience supporting with working with young people and Boarding, but above all, we are looking for individuals who we can entrust with overseeing the safety, good discipline and pastoral wellbeing of our boarders. You will also have good organisational skills with the ability to support the admin that goes alongside a busy boarding house.

As this is a residential role, rent-free accommodation is provided with all council tax, utilities and meals during term time included. The salary range will be from £30,000 per year.

The position(s) are required from the beginning of January 2024 or earlier if possible.

Closing date: Midday on Friday 17 November 2023. The College reserves the right to interview prior to the closing deadline, so early applications are encouraged.    

Please send a completed application form and covering letter which evidences your suitability for this position at St Joseph’s College to [email protected].

Job Application Form

To help with your application the following guidance relating to recruitment at St Joseph’s College is available for all applicants to download:

Guidance For Applicants

St Joseph’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please be advised that applications cannot be accepted unless they are on the College’s Application Form. References will be taken up and will be carefully checked. DBS charge payable by applicant.

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