English language, Cultural and Activity courses for teenagers from 9 – 17 years UK, 10 – 19 years USA.
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Head of Pastoral Care

Job title: Head of Pastoral Care (HPC)

Reports to: Centre Director (CD)

Location: 15 residential and 2 non-residential centres across the UK

Contract and remuneration:

  1. 4 weeks with a possible extension
  2. 48 hours a week, including four night shifts from 10pm to 1am a week
  3. Full board and accommodation provided free of charge for all residential staff

Job overview:

The HPC’s key responsibility is the overall welfare of the students ensuring they are safe, secure, happy and respect other students, staff and the facilities.  The HPC must ensure that all staff are allocated bedrooms spread around the boarding houses to ensure the effective supervision of all students, with particular attention to be given to individual students.  The HPC must supervise other staff in night duties from 10.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. for four nights a week. The role is a Senior Management position therefore the HPC is expected to fulfil a demanding workload.

Job tasks:

Person specification:





18 or over

Criminal Check

Enhanced DBS or CRB certificate



First Aid certificate

Safeguarding Children Level 1 certificate


Previous summer school experience, ideally in a residential position

Proficient at using Excel, etc.

Previous house supervisor/ welfare work experience

Experience of managing teams in summer school environment

Personal attributes

Ability to ‘think on your feet’ and adapt to changes quickly

Smart appearance, enthusiastic team player

To have a flexible approach to the working day

Enthusiasm and ability to motivate a team of welfare staff and students

Skills and abilities

Excellent communication skills and proficient in English language

Ability to create and sustain working relationships with young people

Excellent organisational skills

Ability to multi-task

Ability to work in high pressure environment

Proven leadership skills


Eligible to live and work in the UK

* Increments will be paid to staff who hold relevant qualifications 

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Contact Details

Ardmore Language Schools Ltd, Berkshire College, Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Berkshire, SL6 6QR, England
Registered in England and Wales No: 1647636
T: 01628 826699F: 01628 829977E: info@theardmoregroup.com

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