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Live in Mentor & Deputy Head of Boarding (f/m/d)

Employment Announcement
Starting date: 01.08.2023
Full-time: 40 hours per week
Limited initially for 2 years
Position No: 20230306.1

BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School is an independently run, state-approved, inclusive, English-medium day and boarding school serving the internationally-minded community of Germany’s capital region and beyond. As one of the world’s leading International Baccalaureate (IB) schools, BBIS proudly offers three IB programmes in the Primary, Middle and Diploma years of schooling. In the current school year 2022/23 our school teaches about 840 students who represent more than 65 nationalities.

BBIS has an opening for a Live in Mentor & Deputy Head of Boarding (f/m/d).

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and anti-racism

In line with our mission statement, inclusion stands in the centre of our core values at BBIS to inspire everyone in our learning community to be responsible, compassionate global citizens. As such, we encourage applications for all positions from all educators with the relevant certification, including those who identify as BIPOC, educators with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ+ educators, and those traditionally underrepresented in the international school community to apply to join BBIS.

Job Description
  • To support boarding students and perform duties as a live-in mentor
  • To support the Head of Boarding in being responsible for the welfare and care of boarding students (personal, emotional & social wellbeing) at BBIS Boarding.
  • To support the management in efficiently staffing, and organising and resourcing boarding. To provide a stimulating, orderly, family atmosphere where the boarding students feel safe, happy & enabled to learn best.
  • To assist in leading a team of boarding mentors in a wide range of stimulating activities for boarding students
  • As designated by the Head of Boarding, lead on day-to-day operational matters to ensure the safe and secure operation and development of boarding
  • To deputise for the Head of Boarding in matters arising in the event that the Head of Boarding is unavailable, including recruitment and marketing interviews, tours and events
  • To assist in ensuring that all members of the boarding staff are familiar with boarding policies and procedures, and to support the Head of Boarding in staff training and professional development
  • To ensure that boarding staff, parents and boarding students understand the aims and objectives of boarding and the principles on which community life in the house is based, in accordance with the Statement of Boarding Principles, through induction, appropriate materials and handbooks
  • To keep and oversee suitable records of boarding students’ progress, welfare, health and wellbeing achievements and misconduct: to provide such reports and references as may be reasonably required
  • To be aware of the academic strengths and weaknesses of boarding students and to liaise with school staff to ensure that relevant background circumstances of boarding students are known and discussed
  • To ensure timely contact with parents/agents, to ensure that they are fully informed about their child’s progress and welfare; to ensure that family incidents and problems are brought to the attention of those who need to know
  • To be responsible for operational mentor budget and disbursement of appropriate allowance to staff
  • To lead on liaising with support staff, such as maintenance and cleaning, to ensure the safe and secure operation of the boarding programme
  • Assist with appointment and recruitment of boarding staff
  • Ensure that adequate arrangements for ‘back up’ cover are made
  • Ensure systems are in place to hear the voice of the child through student council meetings and boarding students questionnaires. Oversee the collection of boarder’s views and any actions resulting from them that lead to improvements in boarding welfare and care as appropriate
  • To perform any other key tasks which the Head of Boarding may reasonably assign

Your Profile
  • A commitment to the welfare and development of young peopleA passion for education and young people
  • Experience in working with young people, preferably in a residential settingUniversity degree
  • A creative mindset and enthusiastic attitude
  • Passion about intercultural exchange and education
  • Understand the demands of boarding school life and have the ability to maintain the professional framework of a boarding environment
  • Initiative and willingness to work in an ambitious and dynamic community

Perks - More than just a job
  • Have an impact. With professional competence and enthusiasm, we are improving day by day the educational level, and you too can have an impact on this ride
  • Use our professional training to prepare you optimally for your tasks
  • Push boundaries. Everyone is equally important and works together on uncharted challenges alongside inspiring colleagues from all over the world
  • Fun at work and beyond. Join our team events – there's always something to celebrate! Or use our fitness offers to get balanced
  • Feel at home. Enjoy our green campus, our relocation service and the international open-minded community

Please review our website or our YouTube channel and then apply with a letter, CV, and full contact details of three referees including current headteacher, using the following application form.