Head of Pastoral Care

The Head of Pastoral Care role is a fantastic first step into management. You will be responsible for important administration such as rooming plans, fire lists and organising meal numbers, but you will also get the chance to lead a team of Welfare Leaders in an exciting fast-paced environment.

  • Ensure that all staff are allocated bedrooms spread around the boarding houses and plan ahead with room allocations for students for the duration of the course. 
  • Act as the Safeguarding DSP in centre in the absence of the Centre Director. 
  • Maintain the overall welfare of all of the students through excellent levels of provision for every student. 
  • Manage a team of Senior Welfare Leaders (SWLs) and Welfare Leaders (WLs) who have the responsibility for the routine pastoral care and welfare of the students at all times. 
  • Ensure fire and safety procedures are displayed and adhered to, including fire drills within 48 hours of arrival and accommodation checks. 
  • Run a Welfare Desk to provide information to students, Group Leaders and staff to ensure all needs and concerns are being addressed. 
  • Carry out night duty on a rota basis (at least four nights per week) and supervise other staff on duty making sure that all buildings are locked, secure and all students are safely in their rooms.
  • Create rotas to ensure effective supervision of students throughout the day (particularly individuals), assisting with these welfare duties including meal supervision and bedtime supervision.
  • Deal quickly and efficiently with any complaints or issues relating to the accommodation and welfare of the students. 
  • Report maintenance issues to staff and ensure the cleanliness of the residence is maintained to the standards of the school. 
  • Ensure that Ardmore Language School’s Health and Safety policies are implemented and adhered to at all times.


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  • Reports to: Centre Director (CD).
  • Managing: Welfare Leaders & International students.
  • 4-8 week contract.
  • Full board and accommodation provided free of charge.
  • Up to 48 hours per week, on average. 
  • Evening and weekend work required. 
  • Some weeks you may be required to work in excess of 48 hours. You will therefore be asked to ‘opt out’ of the 48-hour Working Time Directive.
  • Must be able to attend Centre Leadership Training from 20th June 2020.

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