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Our ongoing commitment to safer recruitment means that all successful applicants will be expected to be part of the DBS update service or be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure. 

Applicants will also be required to provide two professional references as well as explain any gaps in employment history before any offer is made.

If you are a problem solver with exceptional communication skills, you could be just what we are looking for!

The Welfare Accommodation Manager has overall responsibility for the safety and welfare of our students . You will oversee the duties of the welfare team and ensure that the accommodation is managed in an efficient and safe way

You must be able to attend the management training weekend from the 19th of June to the 21st of June in Canterbury. Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed and full board and accommodation will be provided.

Start Date: Contracted work from June – August 2020, depending on location

Salary: £523.20 per week. Emergency overnight phone cover is also paid, up to a maximum of 2 nights per week on a rota basis. 12.07% of total gross pay in lieu of any unspent holidays. Increments available.

Locations: Cambridge, Chichester, Dover, Edinburgh, London Bankside, London Bloomsbury, London Uxbridge, Malvern, Oakham, Woodcote (near Reading) and York

Hours: At least 48 hours per week. The job demands a high level of flexibility and will involve weekend and evening work.

You must be able to attend the Management Training weekend in Canterbury, provisionally scheduled for 19th of June to 21st June. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. Full board and accommodation are provided.

Key responsibilities

Staff Management

  • Create and maintain sense of team spirit
  • Lead staff inductions and ensure the team is fully prepared to participate effectively in student welfare and supervision
  • Manage, motivate and brief the welfare team, leading by example
  • Provide clear staff rotas
  • Monitor staff performance and carry out observations and appraisals

Welfare Management

  • Be fully conversant with our policies for the welfare and protection of children. You are responsible for the care, welfare and safety of students, ensuring that they adhere to the school rules.
  • Oversee, line manage and support the Welfare Team to ensure that the health, safety and welfare of our students is the primary focus
  • Ensure that each student’s cultural, religious and dietary needs are met and respected
  • Ensure all records within welfare and accommodation is accessible and up-to-date
  • Help students to adjust to life in Britain and to understand information concerning personal safety, British law and centre rules
  • Maintain student discipline, liaising with the management team and Group Leaders.
  • Take overall responsibility for the arrival and departure of students from room allocation to damage checks and transfers
  • Undertake fire warden duties, ensuring all staff are aware of emergency procedures.
  • Build a community spirit in residences and ensure that housekeeping and maintenance duties are completed

General Management

  • Take a lead role in the absence of the Centre Director; duties include administration, new staff inductions and day-to-day running of the centre
  • Manage the team of student welfare officers

Experience and skills


  • Previous residential experience
  • Effective management and leadership skills
  • Organised administrator with excellent computer skills
  • Able to adapt quickly to change, prioritise, organise and manage own work
  • Enjoy working with teenagers and young people from other cultures
  • Confident communicator


  • Current first aid certificate
  • Experience of working with children
  • Previous House Supervisor/Welfare experience
  • Previous summer school experience

How will you spend your summer?

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Application Details

Personal Details

Qualifications and Experience

Please include TEFL qualifications, A-Levels, Diplomas, Degrees, Coaching, Lifeguarding, First Aid. Also, please include name of institution, qualification/subject, awarding body, date and mode of study, e.g University of Edinburgh, BA History,, full time 2012-2016 or IH Barcelona, CELTA, Cambridge, full time September 2018 Academic staff only - Please include a scan of your ELT and degree certificates with this application.

EFL Teaching Experience

(if applicable; calculate up to June 2019). This information will be passed on to the centre

Full Employment History

Please note that in order to process your application, your FULL employment history is required. Please explain/account for any gaps. Please also attach your most recent CV. If your CV shows your full employment history, you may type 'see attached CV' in the space below.

Further information


Please give the names of two professional referees who can comment on your suitability to work with children. All references will be followed up. • Please include your current or most recent employer. • If you have worked at another summer school within the past three years, please include a referee from this employment. • If you have previously worked with children, please include a referee who can comment on this work. • At least one referee must know you in a professional capacity; the other may know you in an academic capacity or through voluntary work. • References from friends and family are not acceptable. • Please use company email addresses wherever possible.

Reference #1

Reference #2

Applicant Declaration

Please answer ‘yes’ to each statement to confirm your acceptance

Declaration of Suitability to Work with Children

Our Child Protection Policy

Stafford House Summer is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for juniors in our care. We achieve this by: • Adhering to safer recruitment of staff practices as per NCSL guidelines • Having clear code of conduct for all staff working at our centres • Adopting child protection policies and procedures as per NSPCC guidelines • Having clearly visible and accessible Anti-Bullying Policy and Student Complaints procedure. Please see our Staff Handbook for full information. Because of the sensitive nature of the duties you will be expected to undertake, you are required to disclose details of any criminal record and a DBS check or Disclosure Scotland may be processed. Disclosure may not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position as only relevant convictions and other information will be taken into account, however you must disclose all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 by SI 2013 1198). Please visit the following website to read up on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act:

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