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Nightwarden/weekend boarding position

Job description

Part Time 10pm – 8am. Every other weekend in the Boarding House.


  • To provide pastoral care and security during the night for students in the boarding houses.

Promote and maintain high professional standards within the boarding houses and wider school community in support of the aims and ethos of the school:

  • Supports the aims and ethos of the school.
  • Establishes professional working relationships with all students and staff and sets a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct.
  • Adheres to the School’s Code of Conduct.
  • Maintains a purposeful and calm atmosphere in the boarding house.
  • Takes responsibility for personal development and progression, making full use of the school’s development opportunities and training.
  • Participates in and fully engages with the school’s appraisal process.
  • Has an awareness and understanding of professional duties and legal liabilities associated with working with children and young adults Safeguarding and Child Protection Legislation.
  • Is aware of all aspects of safeguarding and attends relevant training; make appropriate referrals to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Person.

Provide effective security and pastoral support to students within the boarding houses overnight.

  • Provides a sympathetic point of contact for students.
  • Pastoral care of boarders within a boarding house.
  • Ensures students are both present and well at the House check-in time.
  • Confirms with the house staff that the final check, every evening has been completed and all boarders are accounted for and are well.
  • Enforces a “lights-out” regime.
  • Provides firm, fair and consistent discipline within the House.
  • Appropriately deals with accidents and health issues of students that occur overnight.
  • Confronts students who are out of their boarding houses.
  • Confront individuals whose actions are anti-social, or who are not authorised to be on the school site.
  • Rotates between boarding houses as requested by the Head of Boarding
  • Ensures students have a wakeup call (Gladstone and Wynne) no later than 7.00am
  • Knows which students are away from school during term times
  • Answers alarms and investigate disturbances.

Assess, record and report on student welfare in accordance with school’s policy and practice in order to ensure all students are appropriately monitored.

  • Provides information to the Head of Boarding and House Parents, on all matters of importance involving students.
  • Maintains and updates student data as required.
  • Write reports of issues of concerns and passes to the house parent or Head of Boarding

Responsible for ensuring the boarding house provides a safe and secure environment for students in accordance with legislative and best practice requirements.

  • Has a thorough awareness and understanding of professional duties and legal liabilities associated with working with children and young adults Safeguarding and Child Protection Legislation.
  • Understands thoroughly the fire procedures and notifies the house parent and Head of Boarding of any fire evacuations that have occurred overnight.
  • Ensure students understand security problems existing in the House.
  • Reports thefts from the House and students in accordance with school policy.
  • Advises the Houseparent and Head of Boarding on House security matters.
  • Informs the house staff of problems in the House.

Actively and effectively attends and participates in relevant meetings and successfully liaises with colleagues in order to ensure students are effectively looked after and participate in college life as fully as possible.

  • Attends and actively participates in boarding meetings as required by the Head of Boarding.
  • Attends ½ termly night warden meetings with head of boarding and Bursar.

Provide support for the daytime school operations as required, including:

  • Laundry – Collection/delivery
  • Lock up / unlock
  • Heating in classrooms / Sports Hall as necessary
  • Snow and ice measures
  • PAT testing
  • Patrol School Estate

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.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £12,230.27 per year

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