House Dean: Role Profile
House Deans live residentially in small group settings with students at Yarnton Manor. Their main focus is on the safety and well-being of the students staying in their building. On a day-to-day basis, tasks will involve ensuring the students are up in time for breakfast each morning, supervising evening activities and conducting the evening register and curfew for their building.
House Deans must be skilled in both pastoral care and organisation – dealing effectively with any issues of behaviour, friendship or homesickness that may arise for students, whilst also ensuring that the students are in the right place at the right time and that all relevant paperwork is completed. They will be expected to take charge of any incidents (such as accidents requiring first aid, fire evacuations or behaviour incidents) that occur during their hours of duty, including during the night. They must therefore be confident that they can think clearly and calmly in a crisis to guarantee that all staff and students are kept safe.