Brillantmont International School is seeking to appoint:
Female Boarding Houseparent for the Girls' Boarding House – Term time only
Start date: February or March
Please note: The position is full time residential and no teaching is involved.
- Swiss or EU passport
- Driving licence valid for Switzerland and confidence to drive students
- Have previous boarding experience or similar, with students aged 11-18
- Be able to work in English; knowledge of French is an asset
- Be committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of young people
- Have experience of supervising a team
- Be a dynamic individual and a great team player
- Be flexible, sensible and approachable
- Be a good communicator, particularly with teenagers
Applications are to be submitted exclusively via the form below and should include a CV and a cover letter of one page maximum.
The closing date for applications is 31st of March 2023.
All the boarding accommodation is on the Brillantmont campus, on the upper floors of five buildings, and the boarding rooms are spacious, warm and welcoming. Boys and girls live in separate houses, organised by age and gender. A member of the boarding team lives in the boarding house, looking after the students and helping make their boarding experience happy and successful.
Students share a room with a student from another nationality, encouraging intercultural learning and understanding. We expect our boarding staff to always have the student's physical, mental, and emotional well-being at the heart of all they do. Our caring, supportive boarding environment safeguards the students and allows them to develop and grow with confidence.
We are here to help our students find the answers to their questions, to feel strong and grounded on their journey to becoming well-balanced, responsible young adults, who can live with others and who are global citizens. Your support will help them secure high standards and identify barriers to learning and development.
1. Goals and Objectives
To use leadership, organisational skills and professional skills to:
- Assure the smooth running of the Boarding House emphasising good communication amongst the students and staff working within the boarding school
- Serve as a professional role model for the Brillantmont boarding students
- Oversee and manage the conduct and discipline of the boarders applying Brillantmont’s rules consistently
2. Key responsibilities
Under the responsibility of the Head of Boarding you will be expected to:
- Nurture a family atmosphere of trust, support and guidance
- Adopt a holistic approach to the students’ education and development
- Provide an environment where students feel safe, comfortable and secure
- Take measures to ensure students social integration
- Monitor the physical and psychological health of the students
- Develop purposeful activities to help new students settle and integrate the new students with the current students
- Promote academic ambition and achievement
- Follow the academic progress providing support and guidance to each boarding house student
- Promote the importance of personal hygiene and ensure boarding students adhere to the school dress code
- Engender respectful behaviour stressing the importance of sharing ideas and listening to others
- Promote internationalism and global citizenship
- Liaise regularly with the Head of Boarding and Senior Houseparent and deputise where necessary during periods of absence
- Communicate concerns and regularly appraise the Head of Boarding as to student and Assistant House Parent’s progress
- Line manage and support the Assistant House Parents when working within the boarding department
- Undertake on call periods when deputising for the Head of Boarding or senior Houseparent
- Undertake any tasks reasonably requested by the Head of Boarding or Senior Houseparent that support the boarding ethos and the wider school community
3. Working Hours
- a) According to the published rota, fixed at the beginning of each term
- b) Two consecutive days and one night off per week (when not preceding point c)
- c) Three consecutive days and two nights off per month
4. Accommodation and food
When on duty, you will be expected to sleep in one of the boarding houses and will have your own bedroom and bathroom on one of the floors with the students, and you must eat the meals with the students. It is also possible for you to eat meals in school during your free time if you so wish.
When you are off duty, you live in one of the houses reserved for house parents and share the facilities: bathroom, kitchen, sitting room.