June 20, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
As we welcome more pupils in September, we have opportunities for care worker roles in our boarding houses.
£20,043 - £20,852 pa, pro rata/£3,856 - £4,012 pa, part time hours
Working Pattern
Part time hours: afternoon and evenings, weekends and early shifts available as part of a rota pattern • 41 hours per week
Closing Date
July 08, 2022


A Summer of Opportunity In residential childcare

… be a Waking Night Worker in a unique setting!

Mary Hare is a boarding and day school for deaf children and young people aged between 5 to 19.

Set in beautiful surroundings on a country estate just outside Newbury the boarding (residential care) houses are designed specifically for each age range and provide a home from home for all children who board during term times. Mary Hare is an oral environment, and our children and young people thrive on being able to use their voices.

We are proud of our staff retention across our homes, the average length of service exceeds 8 years, rising to 15 years. We are equally proud of our culture which is welcoming, supportive and professional and our values are embedded in the daily lives of everyone at Mary Hare.

As we welcome more pupils in September, we have opportunities for care worker roles in our boarding houses:

  • Do you work in residential care, are you looking for a change, would you enjoy experiencing the residential care environment in a different, inspiring way, in a wonderful location?
  • Do you have experience of waking nights or would this way of working suit your lifestyle or family commitments?
  • Have you experience of working on a one-to-one basis with children and young people where you are their point of contact and support on a shift?
  • Have you been an activity instructor, youth worker or volunteer and want to share your passions and interests?
  • Are you a great role model who understands the importance of consistency and routine for children and young people to thrive?
  • Do you want the opportunity to be innovative and creative with and on behalf of children and young people?
  • Are you keen to develop yourself in an organisation which will encourage and support you with training and qualifications and opportunities for diverse career pathways?
  • Would you benefit from not working in the school holidays?

We have full time and part time roles in our boarding houses starting in September 2022 for waking night care workers. You will be working with an experienced team of care staff, working a shift pattern which is flexible to the needs of the house, and which promotes a healthy work life balance in addition to being term time only.

Why should you choose Mary Hare?

  • Term time only – 38 weeks a year.
  • Sleep in allowance which increases annual salary by a minimum of £2,800 pa rising to £4,000.
  • Flexible and responsive shift patterns.
  • An excellent induction and introduction.
  • On-going training and learning from in house and external trainers and experts.
  • Opportunity to undertake Diploma Level 5.
  • Excellent progression opportunities and competitive salary.
  • School holidays off.
  • Generous defined contribution pensions scheme.
  • Excellent catering provided to all staff when working on shift and subsidised at other times.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free use of school swimming facilities.
  • Discounted tickets for shows at the Arlington Arts centre.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme for employee's and household members.
  • Employee Referral Programme.

What we need from you

  • A wish to work with children and young people and a commitment to placing their experiences and positive outcomes at the centre of your work.
  • A willingness to work towards a Diploma Level 3 in children and young people.
  • You can confidently communicate with children, parents, colleagues and professionals.
  • You can actively listen to others.​
  • The ability to work individually and as part of a team.​
  • A calm and consistent approach.
  • Good written and IT skills.​
  • Be committed to ongoing professional development. ​

Closing date: Friday 8 July 2022. Flexible interview dates and times available.

​Please note that Mary Hare adheres to Safer Recruitment Standards and as such all applications must be made via the Mary Hare website and using the Mary Hare Application Form.  Applications will only be considered via a completed Application Form; CV's cannot be accepted.

This School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form and successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider. The role you are applying for is ‘exempt’ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

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