Work at Eerde

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Boarding Parent

Boarding Parent

Eerde International Boarding School in the Netherlands has a vacancy for a Boarding Parent. This role involves supporting our residential students within our school. Candidates must be enthusiastic and dedicated ensuring that student safeguarding and welfare are paramount. It is a requirement to be fluent in English as this is the main language of campus.

The successful candidate will support our capable team of boarding parents to ensure that we offer a “home away from home” for our residential students.  Together with the team, the successful candidate will follow our processes and procedures to help guide and support our students in the best way.

Start date: to be confirmed

Vacancy: 0.6FTE  this is spread over 40 weeks (approx 26-28hrs – schedule is very flexible) as there are 12 weeks school holidays

Closing date for applications: 30th March 2023

The successful candidate will work with the boarding team to ensure that our resident students are supported and cared for during their time on campus.  A key part of the role is to work with students of various age groups in our boarding houses, supporting them to fulfill their social requirements, supporting them to fulfill their academic deadlines and to ensure that the necessary care is in place to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Crucial to success in this endeavour is building close, nurturing bonds with students, who are usually living away from their families for the first time. Helping students to navigate the loneliness and dislocation that can arise in this situation is critical in ensuring their ability to settle within the boarding houses. The role therefore requires clear skills and cultural sensitivity as well the ability to identify, understand and coordinate the needs of young people.  It is a very active role with the need to work across a large campus.


  • A qualification or certification in a relevant subject related to the vacancy eg care /teaching
  • At least two years’ experience working with young groups/teamwork/teacher training
  • Excellent communication skills for different audiences (students, teachers, parents, management)
  • An excellent command of English (near native level  C1/C2)
  • The ability to form close, nurturing relationships with students (aged 12-19) to develop/ facilitate their social and emotional development while in school and for life after school
  • The ability to work well as part of a team
  • The flexibility and desire to be a part of a dynamic school community
  • The ability to work in a high-intensity, demanding environment with demands placed upon you at any hour of the day
  • The capacity to be sympathetic to students and their parents/guardians
  • The capacity to be open and welcoming to all stakeholders and visitors within boarding and the wider school community
  • A clean driver’s license (manual and automatic)
  • Clear background checks


  • Experience of working in an international environment
  • Experience in working at a boarding school
  • Experience of supporting an academic study programme
  • Medical knowledge within the boarding setting and First Aid training

We offer

A position in an international team. Salary and benefits will be reflective of qualifications and experience.

Please be aware the working hours required include evenings, nights and weekends. Working weekends are within term time and not during school vacation times, unless requested.


Interested candidates are invited to send their letter of motivation and their curriculum vitae in English to Mrs. Niki Holterman (,  indicating that they are applying for the vacancy of Boarding Parent.

The closing date for this vacancy is 30th march 2023.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as the school reserves the right to fill the role before the deadline.

We work with a Safer Recruitment Policy and require all previous police clearances as well as a Dutch police clearance.

Eerde International Boarding School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Eerde Campus

Our school is located on a secluded country estate in beautiful woodland scenery. The moated castle dates from 1715  and has been in use as an international school since 1934.


We strive to provide our young people with the opportunity to develop academically, athletically, artistically and ethically and to achieve their full potential.


We have multiple partnerships with renowned institutes such as the national museum the Rijksmuseum, Dutch society for Nature Conservation Natuurmonumenten and more.


Connections and friends are made during your time at Eerde that last a lifetime. Eerde has been a second home for many students and all are proud ambassadors of our school.

Eerde Boarding School offers:

  • Outstanding international education
  • Small classes, individual attention
  • Full range of extra curricular activities
  • Day school, flexible- and full boarding options
  • More than 25 nationalities amongst students and staff
  • Safe and structured living- and learning environment
  • Extensive program of sport and cultural activities
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