Boarding House Assistant

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FTE £18,500 per annum + benefits
Wymondham (Eastern)
28th June 2022
Start date:
September 2022
Job type:
Graduate job


About Us

Wymondham College has over 400 staff dedicated to supporting World Class education. The College currently is one of the top State Schools in the Country and is recognised as one of the highest performing State Schools in the East of England. This is backed up by its most recent Ofsted review which rated the College as outstanding in both Education and Boarding inspections along with obtaining the National Secondary School of the Year Gold Award at the National Teaching awards in November 2021. The College is focused on providing outstanding quality to their students and staff not only in education but also through its provision of exceptional facilities and accommodation on site across its 83-acre campus.

About You

Wymondham College seeks to recruit enthusiastic and outgoing recent graduates (or people with equivalent experience) to the post of Boarding House Assistant to work in the College’s boarding houses and provide support to our academic departments.

We are looking for candidates interested in pursuing a career in teaching or education generally, who will add value to our academic departments and in a pastoral care environment within the boarding houses.

The personal competencies expected of all College support staff are:

  • The ability to communicate clearly and tactfully using appropriate methods and an awareness of the impact of your own communication on others;
  • Able to maintain positive relationships with all and able to work as an effective and flexible part of a team; willing to change methods of work and routines to benefit the team;
  • Willingness to accept responsibility for your own actions; the ability to prioritise effectively, meet deadlines and accept challenges.

The professional competencies expected of a Boarding Assistant are:

  • Have the personality and presence required to carry out required duties effectively;
  • Have a good rapport with young people and act as a positive role model to them;
  • Be energetic, flexible and positive;
  • Be imaginative, articulate, adaptable and keen to make a difference;
  • Be supportive of the particular ethos and expectations of Wymondham College as a leading state boarding school;
  • Be flexible and creative in approach and be open to the possibility of developing a wider role in the College.

The qualifications and previous experience required for a Boarding Assistant are:

  • Have a degree level qualification, or equivalent work/life experience.

General Responsibilities

As a Boarding Assistant, you will be an integral part of the College’s boarding staff and the house boarding team to which you are assigned. The primary role is to provide quality care and pastoral support to our young people in the boarding houses. There are three Boarding Assistants assigned per Main School House and two in the Sixth Form Centre.

In addition to the boarding role, if the Boarding House Assistant is cover or Department based, they will work two days per week supporting academic departments. You will work under the direction and guidance of the Head of Department to provide support to the teaching staff both in the classroom and in the organisation of activities and events.

  • You will be required to comply with the Wymondham College Code of Conduct.
  • You will have access to and be responsible for confidential information and documentation and must ensure confidential or sensitive material is handled appropriately and accurately.
  • You will be required to participate in the College program of Performance Management and Continuing Professional Development.

A non-exhaustive list of specific responsibilities for each role can be found via the application portal, and you will be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be required.

The College invites applicants from any academic discipline, but we are particularly interested in applicants who would suit a secondary role as a Cover Assistant (ideal for those considering a career in teaching). We are also seeking Sports Assistants to work with the PE Department, Pastoral Assistants to work in the boarding houses and Special Education Needs Assistants to work with our Special Educational Needs department. We offer full training and supervision for the successful applicant.

Applications will be considered upon receipt; therefore, prompt applications are encouraged.


Sapientia Education Trust

The Sapientia Education Trust was established in 2016 with the purpose of bringing like-minded schools together in partnership to deliver a world class education to pupils in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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