Day Matron & Housekeeper Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Ref: 116363
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Day Matron & Housekeeper Job

I am privileged to be working with a school that is an incredibly special place to be, they are recruiting for the position of Day Matron & Housekeeper starting in September 2024.

The pupils at this school are articulate, thoughtful and incredibly responsible young people and they are looking for an outstanding candidate who is keen to fully embrace everything the school can offer. It is an unusual role because with only 30 boys in your care, you become an integral part of their lives in a way that is impossible in a larger school.

The Role:

  • Daily routine care of the boys.

  • The running of the sick-bay.

  • Making decisions on admission to and discharge from the sick-bay and on restrictions on visiting while boys are in the sick-bay.

  • Ensuring that all pupils are registered with the designated School Doctors’ Surgery and liaise with choir school parents in relation to their child’s medical needs.

  • Contacting the School Medical Officer as and when appropriate and complying strictly with any directions or advice given by the Medical Officer or any other Specialist or Medical Practitioner consulted in a particular case.

  • Accompanying the boys to the hospital should an emergency visit be required when on duty.

  • Advising the boys about diet. (For which purpose you will be entitled to have sight of the menu in advance and to comment and discuss these menus with the caterers as necessary.)

  • Encouraging the boys to make good food choices when assisting with supervision at meal times.

  • Care of the boys' clothing: washing, ironing, repairing, packing and unpacking.

  • Ordering of and care for blazers, cassocks, surplices and cloaks.


  • Have appropriate experience of and training in nursing or medical care.

  • Hold an advanced First Aid Qualification as a minimum and be confident to administer first aid as an initial point of contact when required.

  • Have excellent pastoral skills and experience of supporting boys through adolescence.

  • Illustrate initiative and imagination in approaching challenges.

  • Have excellent inter-personal and organisational skills.

  • Be an effective team player able to operate in different roles within the team as required and with demonstrable experience of delivering on key objectives though team working.

  • Be blessed with patience and a warm and personable manner

*a full job description can be sent upon request*

Hours: All year round from 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday including public holidays during the Christmas and Easter Period to ensure that the facilities and boys’ clothing are well-maintained.

Annual Holidays Full-time holiday entitlement of 31 days per annum including recognised public holidays, rising to 33 days per annum in the fifth year of service.

Note - There is a requirement to work during the Christmas and Easter Period to ensure that the facilities and boys’ clothing are well-maintained. 

Salary: Competitive; please enquire

Interviews: ASAP

Start: September 2024

Responsible Consultant: Kelly B (

Vacancy Number: 116363