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Boarding House Tutor in Thorpe Underwood at TalentSpa

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

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Job Description

Boarding House Tutor

Location: Thorpe Underwood

Salary: Competitive

Queen Ethelburga’s is an Independent Collegiate of four co-educational schools. Located in North Yorkshire between the towns of York and Harrogate, we offer outstanding facilities and motivated students who join us with a broad range of academic, social and cultural backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being a happy community where students can grow to reach their full potential, both academically and socially. To meet the needs of our students we offer a wide choice of qualifications, a supportive and caring environment and an exciting programme of extra–curricular opportunities, which are underpinned by high quality teaching and learning. At Queen Ethelburga’s we take great pride in our campus, ensuring that it is beautifully maintained, providing students with lots of opportunities for sport, relaxation, exploration and adventure.

Purpose of the Boarding House Tutor:

To help in developing a House that both students and staff are proud to be part of.   To provide a cohesive structure in all aspects of day to day running of a Boarding House.  This job description is written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the Collegiate and the role develops. The role requires flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the collegiate need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed in this job description.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Boarding House Tutor:

As House Tutor you will work within a team led by the Boarding Senior Leader and Pastoral Senior Leaders for that Key Stage and are accountable to the Senior House Tutor within the Key Stage.  You will work within a team led by the Boarding Senior Leader for that Key Stage.  Your principle role is to ensure that the students are safe and well cared for.  The provision of effective daily systems, excellent pastoral care and positive liaison with all teaching and non-teaching departments is fundamental to your position.  You will work a seven day rota with 48 hours off duty each week, reducing to 1.5 days either side of a holiday and up to 4 hours off during each working day if the needs of the House allow.  Please note that in the cases of emergencies or severe staff shortage you may be called upon to assist outside your normal working hours.  You are expected to be resident on site during term time, except on your off duty days.

Requirements of the Boarding House Tutor:


  • Good general level of education to include: GCSE, or equivalent, English and Maths
  • Experience of working in a boarding house within an educational setting
  • Experience of working with young people up to the age of 18
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint and Excel
  • Able to carry out instructions safely and carefully
  • Able to communicate in a professional manner and effectively with other staff, pupils
  • Able to work with initiative and without direct supervision when required
  • Knowledge of Child Protection/Safeguarding


  • Honours Degree
  • BSA Qualification
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Valid UK Driving Licence, including minibus driving entitlement
  • Knowledge of the National Minimum Standards would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Special Educational Needs
  • A sense of humour

Feel you meet the above criteria of this Boarding House Tutor role? Apply now!