Summer 2023 - Apply Now - Places Limited
Summer 2023 - Apply Now - Places Limited
Summer 2023
Apply Now - Places Limited

Job Description

  • Job Title: Welfare Director (Seasonal)
  • Place of Work: Cambridge University Colleges
  • Reporting to: Program Director
  • Remuneration: From £650 per week based on experience + half board accommodation

The resident Welfare Director is responsible for maintaining an overview of the well-being and comfort of our students, many of whom will be away from home for the first time.

The Welfare Director will be available for the duration of our summer programs and will liaise with the Program Director and the rest of the senior team, provide guidance to supervisors and teaching staff directly relating to pastoral care. They will help oversee the general pastoral care of our students, ensuring that all students are receiving appropriate care and support at all times. They will manage and direct the pastoral care team and ensure open and regular communication between all parties. The role will also involve direct contact with parents, doctors, nurses and other external third parties.

Residing overnight in Cambridge the 2023 program dates are:

  • Sunday 2nd – Saturday 15th July 2023
  • Sunday 16th – Saturday 29th July 2023
  • Sunday 23rd July – Saturday 5th August 2023
  • Sunday 30th July – Saturday 12th August 2023

We will consider applicants who are available for one, two or all of the programs. Please note that all staff must attend essential training which usually takes place the first Friday & Saturday of each program.

Purpose of Job:

To oversee and maintain an overview of the welfare needs of all students and ensure that appropriate care is sought and given, and that all protocols and procedures are followed.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Maintain an overview of all students’ medical data, and have an awareness of any pre-existing medical concerns, seeking additional information from parents or guardians where required before and during the programs.
  • Maintain an overview of any illness, injuries and incidents that occur during the programs and, together with the rest of the welfare team, ensure all procedures are followed and any concerns are communicated with the Program Director.
  • Manage the welfare team to ensure they are working effectively, efficiently and calmly, and that they report back to you regularly and systematically.
  • Ensure all staff are aware of, and comply with, the welfare guidelines and procedures of Reach Cambridge and offer advice and guidance where they do not.
  • Uphold, protect and promote Reach Cambridge’s core values, protocols and standard operating procedures so that students do the same.
  • Undertake all other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the knowledge, skills and experience of this role as may be requested by the Program Director or one of their nominees.


  • Articulate, engaging and sociable
  • Approachable and assertive
  • Empathetic, supportive and positive
  • Gentle leadership which engenders trust and confidence from others
  • High levels of energy, resilience and enthusiasm
  • Flexible, adaptable and ability to cope with changing priorities

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Previous experience working in a residential setting (Highly Desirable)
  • Cambridge city, its colleges and history (Highly Desirable)
  • Working as part of a senior leadership team within an educational institution (Desirable)
  • Working with young people (Essential)
  • Previous experience working in a pastoral or mentoring role (Desirable)


Click the button below to submit an application. Successful candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted via zoom.

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Reach Cambridge promotes the safeguarding of young people. Should applicants be successful, we will contact at least one referee and will carry out an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check will be required.

For a printable version of the job description please download the following PDF: RC Welfare Director Job Description