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House Parent

Simba International School

This is a Full-time position in Ndola posted 22/09/2021.

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# Job Description




Job Title: House Parent

Responsible to: The Head of the School

Job Purpose

–>The Houseparent is responsible for all aspects of the functioning of the Boarding House of which he or she is in charge.
–>Responsible for the welfare of the boys under their charge, for the day- to-day of the house staff.
–>Expected to run the house in accordance with agreed school practice.
–>The Houseparent becomes a member of the teaching staff with reduced teaching assignments.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

–>To oversee the personal and academic development of all the boys in his or her care;
–>To ensure the School Minimum Standards for Boarding are adhered to;
–>To see that good discipline is maintained;
–>To make all necessary domestic arrangements for the comfort, health and welfare of the pupils in the Boarding House
–>To coordinate House Matrons and other staff as may be required to run the Boarding House efficiently;
–>To see that the Boarding House is always properly and efficiently staffed, overseeing the Assistant Houseparent, cleaning staff and pastoral staff on duty in the evenings;
–>To conduct all ordinary correspondence with parents and others concerning the health and welfare of boarders at the Boarding House;
–>To ensure that all furniture, equipment and fittings in the Boarding House, including the private side, remain in good repair and condition fair wear and tear excepted,
–>To arrange for all required maintenance;
–>To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information;
–>To undertake all reasonable requests and directions made by, or on behalf of, the Trust to promote the interests of Simba International School.
–>To ensure the Boarding House has a happy and secure environment in which each pupil is able to develop emotionally and academically and become a valued member of society.
–>To monitor pastoral care and report findings to the Head
–>To promote opportunities for the personal, moral, social, cultural and spiritual development of each pupil in the Boarding House.
–>To ensure policies on pastoral issues including child protection, bullying, rewards and sanctions are understood and adhered to.
–>To be responsible for the extra-curricular programme in the Secondary section, ensuring pupils have a variety of experiences.

Person Specification – Boarding Houseparent

Ndola Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare
of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share
this commitment.


–>These are qualities without which the Applicant could not be appointed


–>Extra qualities which can be used to choose between applicants who meet all of the essential criteria

Method of assessment

–>Degree or equivalent qualification
–>Further qualifications in boarding


–>Experience of pastoral care of children in an educational environment
–>Experience of working with children in a residential setting.
–>Significant ongoing training in boarding
Written Application and interview.

Skills and Knowledge

–>Ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents and pupils
–>Ability to engage with and impress prospective parents
–>Ability to manage children in groups
–>A passion for the broader education of children
–>Competence in enforcing rules and routines
–>Effective time management and organisational skills
–>Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop effective working relationships with others.
–>Ability to use own initiative and work as part of a team
–>Demonstrative integrity
–>Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues
–>Awareness of the ethos of independent boarding and day schools.
–>Awareness of current best practice in boarding
–>Ability to make a significant contribution to the School’s extensive co-curricular programme CV / resume, references and interview.

Personal competencies and qualities

–>Commitment to the safety, health and well-being of children and young people
–>Tact, patience and sympathy in dealing with individuals
–>Flexible and adaptable in attitude and approach
–>Calmness under pressure
–>Committed to the ethos of an independent boarding school, including weekend and evening commitments
–>Resilient, robust and personable commitment to ethos and values of Simba School.
–>Optimism and a “can do” attitude

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Closing Date : 6th October, 2021

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