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Night Warden

Night Wardens report to the Facilities Manager and are responsible for: providing pastoral care and assistance to students during night times; the security of the School buildings and grounds; and protecting residents, property, contents, fixtures, fittings, equipment and machinery from accidental or wilful damage, destruction or theft howsoever at risk (i.e. trespass, forced entry, fire, flood, etc.). They are also responsible for setting up the school, to allow a smooth start to the teaching day.

Main Duties:

  • Assist with pastoral care of students;
  • regular patrol of the school site;
  • take preventative action, as necessary, without risk of bodily injury;
  • record maintenance or health and safety issues using appropriate paperwork and/or e-mail;
  • patrol student accommodation and enforce curfew;
  • report any occurrence and request assistance from residential personnel or from the emergency services (following guidelines provided);
  • provide support in an emergency or evacuation situation;
  • PAT test student and school equipment and keep up to date records;
  • act as fire warden – respond to all fire alarms, taking appropriate action as detailed in the School’s Fire Policy and Procedures document;
  • undertake any other duty deemed necessary to fulfil the requirements of the School;
  • comply with policies and procedures, including those relating to Safeguarding and Child Protection, Health and Safety, Welfare, Smoking in the Workplace, Security, Confidentiality and Data Protection, and report any concerns;
  • cleaning duties.

Special Conditions:

  • The post holder will be required to complete registration of students in their boarding accommodation during the evening
  • Male security officers should not enter the boarding houses of female students unless accompanied by a work colleague, other than in an emergency situation or on specific instructions by senior management.
  • A Night Warden may, in an emergency situation, be required to transport students to hospital.
  • Detailed guidance on duties will be given in an additional information sheet.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to relate to young people
  • Proven ability to use own initiative
  • The ability to act quickly and appropriately in an emergency situation
  • Working as part of a team

Personal Attributes:

  • Team player
  • Confident
  • Empathetic
  • Approachable
  • Observant
  • Calm

The School reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the School.

Ruthin School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Child protection screening is undertaken which includes checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Shift Pattern and Hours of Work:

Permanent night wardens are divided into two teams, each team having two permanent members. Cover is needed 7 nights per week. Shifts are worked on a 5 nights on, 5 nights off, 4 nights on, 5 nights off, 5 nights on, 5 nights off, repeating pattern and vice versa for the two teams.

Holiday entitlement:

20 days paid holiday per annum, which incorporates statutory leave entitlement, based on current shift pattern. Statutory holiday entitlement is maintained by awarding substitute days paid in lieu.

Holiday to be taken during December (9 days) and remainder in July and August.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: £10.47 per hour

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