YL sites - various locations
Advertising Salary
£420 per week plus statutory annual leave payment

About The Role

Are you a caring and responsible individual? Are you approachable, with the ability to create a safe and nurturing environment for young people? Do you thrive in a team environment? If this sounds like you, we’d love you to join our dedicated team of Houseparents, working on our UK based residential young learner courses this summer. We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to provide pastoral care for young learners aged 7-17.


As a Houseparent, you will:

  • Supervise students, ensuring their safety and well-being onsite.
  • Lead daily house meetings, encouraging open communication with students and addressing any issues.
  • Conduct regular house checks to maintain and safe and comfortable living environment.
  • Supervise mealtimes, ensuring positive dining experiences and ensuring dietary needs and preferences are catered for.
  • Administer the distribution of pocket money and maintaining accurate records.
  • Create and maintain a positive atmosphere with the house, encouraging respectful behaviour.
  • Assist with activities and study tours.
  • Contribute to a positive and collaborative working environment

About You

We are looking for candidates who are:

Responsible You consistently prioritise the safety and well-being of our young learners and keep safeguarding at the heart of everything you do.

Empathetic You demonstrate a genuine understanding of the feelings and perspectives of young people.

Approachable: You are friendly and easy to approach and create an atmosphere where students feel able to share concerns or issues.

Culturally sensitive You demonstrate an understanding of cultural differences and ensure an inclusive and respectful environment.

Enthusiastic You are passionate about working with young people and bring enthusiasm and energy to teamwork.

We are especially interested in hearing from candidates with expertise in any of the following areas:

  • Pastoral or welfare experience
  • Experience of working in a residential environment
  • Counselling experience
  • Safeguarding experience

If you don’t have experience in the above, we are still keen to hear from you. If you can engage young people and create a positive and supportive residential environment, you will make a great Houseparent!

About Us


Our school in Hertfordshire provide both staff and students with excellent premises and facilities. As well as a competitive salary, staff will also benefit from:

  • Free accommodation and meals
  • Holiday pay (paid on top of salary for any accrued but untaken holiday)
  • Company paid induction upon arrival onsite
  • Company paid DBS check
  • Regular CPD sessions to enhance your professional development and opportunities for promotion/future work.

Opportunities for future career growth

Working for Bell on our Young Learner courses offers a valuable experience for individuals looking to work with children in the future. You will develop your skills in planning, leadership, communication, teamwork, time management and youth engagement whilst making a positive and long-lasting impact on the lives of young people.

For individuals seeking longer term work, we also have opportunities for further work, year-round, on our residential courses.

Apply now to join our team and play a key role in shaping unforgettable experiences for young learners this summer.

Safer Recruitment

Bell is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment:

  • A DBS/Police Check will be requested in the event of a successful application (this will be paid for by Bell).
  • We do not accept DBS Checks undertaken by other organisations (unless you are on the update service).
  • All gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily.
  • Proof of identity and qualifications will be required.
  • All references will be followed up and reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason you should not be engaged in situations where you have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18.
  • Appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment

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