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Wardens are appointed by, and are responsible to, the Principal/CEO. The Warden team have collective responsibility for the caretaking of the College during the Summer break, in addition to looking after the casual visitors and students who stay at the College during this period.

Trust, respect, goodwill and consideration for others, along with establishing good working relationships with fellow Wardens, the Principal/CEO, Dean, Office Staff, Students of the College and Visitors are high priorities.  The Warden role is a position of considerable responsibility, trust and respect within the College.

Wardens are allocated a room with an ensuite free of charge and are paid $40 for each shift they complete.  Hours of duty are from 5pm-9pm on weekdays plus coverage during the day and evening on public holidays and weekends. A roster is prepared by the Head Warden for all shifts and placed on the door of the Dean’s office.

The Warden-on-duty is responsible for the Warden phone overnight in case of emergencies.

All Wardens must complete training conducted by the Office Staff. Wardens must also accompany a Residential Advisor for lockup on at least two occasions prior to commencing shifts.

Warden Duties

Signing In and Out 

  • At the commencement of the Warden period Wardens are required to sign in as a Warden in the key register.

Wardens are required to ensure they always keep the Head Warden and Office Staff informed of all incidents, breakages, maintenance requirements or behaviour issues.

Day to day duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Site security and lock up.
  • Check in and check out of Visitors and Students, including providing bedding when required.
  • Receiving and reconciling payments.
  • Being available when needed via the Warden phone.

Occupational Health and Safety

Wardens are required to read and familiarise themselves with the following policies:

  • Critical Incident Policy,
  • Emergency Procedures, and the
  • Wardenship Fire Procedures.

In the case of emergency and alarms are triggered, ensure all residents and visitors in the College are evacuated and muster on the tennis courts.

  • A list of emergency numbers is kept in the key cupboard. Provide access to the kitchen for the firemen in the event of an emergency.
  • Ensure that all visitors are made aware of the need to keep ensuite and bathroom doors closed when taking a shower to prevent steam from setting off fire alarms.


  • During any Office Staff breaks, the Warden on duty is responsible for checking parcels and mail in the letter box and on the front doorstep at least twice during their shift. Parcels should be left in the usual place on the reception desk. Mail should be placed in the plastic bag in the key cupboard.

Casual and Student Visitors

Ensure all St Ann’s College Casual Visitors Procedures and instructions are followed at all times when dealing with our Casual Short Stay Guests and Students.

Wardens applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 24 October 2023

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