Brookes School (Cambridge)



Brookes Cambridge is a small, international school located between Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket. The students there are aged from 2 to 16 and Brookes has opened new, state-of-the-art boarding residence called Gryphon House for local and international boarders.


We are currently recruiting two Houseparents for 1st September 2019 to take responsibility for most of the boarding routines. The accommodation provided as part of the package, is a one-bedroomed modern apartment with en suite facilities, free utilities and wireless internet and meals are provided when on duty.


Remuneration Package: An annual salary of between £14,644 and £18,000 is payable for each position (live in) depending on experience


Responsible to: The Houseparents are responsible to the Head of Boarding



5 days on duty; 2 days off duty

Core hours will fall between 7am and 11pm and on call overnight for emergencies



50 days total to be taken in agreement with Head of Boarding and subject to the accommodation calendar (must take the period of time at Christmas when boarding is closed, and 5 weeks during the summer holidays).



The main duties of the House Parents are to assist with providing top quality pastoral care, for boarding students. This will involve upholding student welfare and the maintenance of discipline and time management.


Duties are required on a daily basis and include both weekdays and weekends. Rota cover will typically be shared with at least one other member of the boarding team. Any changes to the rota must be agreed by the Head of Boarding.


  • Weekdays (Term Time)

Morning Duties

Wake up calls and ensure that students attend school

Attend to any students who are ill, absent from school, 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 Boarding

Attend meetings in school as required.

Afternoon and Evening Duties

Supervise evening catering, laundry needs, 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 are exceptional circumstances; staff are expected to remain on-site


  • Weekends and Non-Term Time

Follow up on any attendance issues

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 Boarding as required.

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