(Summer School) Welfare Manager

Deadline: Wed 31 Jan 2024 00:00:00 UTC
  • Deadline: Wed 31 Jan 2024 00:00:00 UTC
  • United Kingdom: South Croydon.
  • Whitgift Summer School
  • Experience: NOT APPLICABLE
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

Details of Position

The Welfare Manager line manages a team of house parents in order to manage the boarding house effectively. They also work with the Nurses to ensure the students' medical requirements are met. The successful applicant should be passionate and committed to providing the best possible welfare, pastoral care and student experience. They will be responsible for implementing Whitgift's safe-guarding policy and act as safeguarding lead to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all students.

We would like the Welfare Manager to start in advance of the summer school start date in order to prepare for the beginning of the course and the staff induction. This early start provides an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the boarding house and facilities. The start date is to be confirmed but we anticipate this will be Thursday 20 June 2024. The Boarding House will be handed back to the main school on Monday 19 August 2024.

Pre-course responsibilities include:
- Completing safeguarding/medication/first aid training
- Completing boarding house hand over with current team (inventories etc.)
- Planning welfare team staff induction days (including safeguarding, bullying, first aid, medication training) and boarding house set up & close down
- Helping to produce Student Handbook / Code of Conduct with the Course Director
- Setting up Health & Safety requirements

Course responsibilities include:
- Acting as the summer school safeguarding lead (full training will be given)
- Dealing with immediate pastoral care / behavioural issues, being the main point of contact for pupils
- Being responsible for the day to day running of the boarding house, reporting any maintenance issues promptly and handing back the boarding house to the main school professionally
fulfilling all requirements
- Being responsible for students and House Parents during non-activity times 24/7, ensuring students safety & behaviour is acceptable
- Managing 24hr contact emergency helpline for students and parents
- Attending the weekly graduation ceremony and presenting a Welfare update, House awards and House Cup
- Ensuring all necessary Boarding House systems and procedures are working optimally in order to provide a home from home for students
- Ensuring House Parents are able to lead any role calls and fire drills autonomously
- Responding to any requests or complaints from parents or agents as an absolute priority
- Ensuring weekly student progress reports and end of course reports are produced by the Welfare Team within the necessary deadlines and to an extremely high standard of professionalism
- Supporting, managing and guiding House Parents through review and appraisal processes and training
- Managing student induction into accommodation and student check-out process
- Keeping accurate and up to date student records/medical files
- Managing and overseeing the care of sick students working in conjunction with the Nurse
- Diagnosing and treating simple ailments when the Nurse is not on duty
- Making sure that all staff, in particular catering staff, are aware of any students allergies
- Administering any medication as prescribed by the Doctor and always maintain accurate and timely administration records on students files
- Being an active member of the Senior Management team, helping and supporting the Course Director whenever necessary and appropriate

A full job description can be found on our website.

How to apply
To apply for a position at Whitgift Summer School please follow the below link to our website and complete the online application form. Here you will also find a full job description. To be considered for a position you must complete an online form. We are sorry, but we cannot accept CVs.

*Applicants must be able to present evidence of their right to work in the UK for the duration of the contract*


- Passionate about the welfare of children
- Educated to degree level
- People management and leadership experience
- Experience of managing children in a summer school, residential or boarding house context
- Ability to respond to and resolve issues quickly and professionally
- Ability to command respect from students
- Experience in providing staff development
- Ability to lead, supervise and engage young learners
- Experience of working with different nationalities
- Native/near native competence in spoken and written English
- A good understanding of health & safety and safeguarding

- Experience of working in a pastoral role/counselling skills
- Vocational training in areas such as childcare, education or counselling
- HSE First Aid Certificate

Salary and Benefits

Earn £880 per week
The weekly salary includes accommodation and all meals while on duty.

*Applicants must be able to present evidence of their right to work in the UK for the duration of the contract*

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Job Summary

Whitgift School, a leading independent school on the outskirts of London, are looking to appoint a Welfare Manager who will have overall responsibility for the residential pastoral care and well-being of all our students.

Earn £880 per week
The Welfare Manager will start work at the end of June to prepare for the summer school, which runs from 20 June 19 August 2024.

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