Employment opportunity – Boarding School Assistant Dean (Volunteer)

Daniel HopaEmployment

Volunteers RequiredBoarding School Assistant Dean at Stanborough Secondary School – Watford UK

12-24 Months

April 2023 (sooner if possible)

Volunteer | Full-time | On site (accommodation provided)


Primary Objectives:

  • Assist in day-to-day operation of a mixed dormitory in the setting of the overall Boarding programme.
  • Provide an excellent environment for staff and students.
  • Support the Seventh-day Adventist Christian character of Stanborough Secondary, policies of both Board of Trustees and Board of Governors and other related school documents.
  • Plan, support, and help run the devotional program provided for boarding students.
  • Be available to provide pastoral support for boarding students.
  • Loyally support the school and its management at all times.
  • Actively implement the Mission Statement of the School, “God is the Master of our School”.
  • House parent to designated boarders which includes, overseeing academics standing, regular checks with teachers, attending parent-teacher interviews on behalf of parents/caregivers, maintaining contact with parents/caregivers, supporting them through concerns, and addressing other issues as necessary.

Summary of Pastoral Care Assistant Role:

  • Assist with supervision of 11-16-year-old students in a Boarding School environment.
  • Help with daily dorm routines which are rostered with the other pastoral care staff.
  • Keep a record of activities (dorm log book).
  • Mark attendance and keep track of campus leave.
  • Attend Staff debrief and planning meetings.
  • When on rostered duty, help organise and run weekend activities.
  • Transporting students for shopping, doctors appointments, sports, etc.
  • Addressing noncompliance with the rules and enforcing disciplinary actions


  • Ability to work and minister to young people.
  • Able to integrate and understand ethnic diversity and live within a multicultural environment.
  • At least two years driving license (manual preferred).
  • Drivers license mandatory.
  • English (Fluent).
  • Computer literate (experience with Microsoft 365/Google Workspace).


  • Uniformed when on duty. Keep in mind that you will be a role model and seen as a leader.
  • Modest, clean, professional and generally appropriate for task at hand.
  • Unacceptable Dress: Revealing, transparent, tight, spaghetti strap or offensive messages on apparel.
  • The UK is a four-season country with cold, wet winters (Nov-Mar) and hot, dry summers (May-Sept), so bring clothing for all seasons.


  • Maybe a dormitory room or an apartment shared with other volunteers.
  • Bedding and linen provided.
  • Kitchen utensils and crockery provided.
  • All meals can be eaten with the boarders at the school cafeteria during term time. Please note: Cafeteria meals are only provided during school time when boarders are present.
  • Utilities: Internet access included.

We have a very multicultural staff and student body boasting 20 nationalities.


  • Visa (Shared): Stanborough Secondary School will cover the cost of the application to UK Immigration but volunteers will pay for any documentation e.g., Medical and Police checks.
  • Monthly Living Allowance: £200

Not Included:

  • Medical/Inoculations
  • Travel to/from location
  • Local travel


  • Must be single male or female.

Additional Information:

  • UK Citizens are welcome to apply
  • A Police clearance certificate will be required for non-UK applicants
  • Religious Workers Visa required. (If non-UK applicant)

All applications should be sent to pokelo@stanboroughpark.herts.sch.uk