Evening Matron Job

  • Sector: Childcare
  • Function: Schools Pastoral Care
  • Contact: Kelly Bothomley
  • Contact Phone: +442076300545
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Location: West Sussex
  • Salary: £17,782 GPA
  • Job Ref: 116466
  • Contact Email: kellyb@greycoatlumleys.co.uk

Evening Matron Job (residential)

I am working with a school that was founded in 1919, it is a school that has moved from Sidcup, been evacuated to Devon during the second world war, grown and developed and added to its facilities, but has always enjoyed a long history of high standards.

They are looking for an evening matron to join their team from September 2024.

The Role:

• Ensure the boarding area of the School is made to feel like a home from home, and is a warm, welcoming, and safe environment.

• Ensure high standards in the boarding house. Ensure cleanliness, tidiness and the organisation of equipment and possessions.

• Supervise boarders’ morning, evening, and bedtime routines.

• Run boarders evening activities after supper, and on the landings.

• Attend and assist with the supervision of mealtimes.

• To be on call during the night when required (on a rota basis).

• Undertake laundry, hygiene, and housekeeping duties, directed by the Head of Boarding and Senior Matron.

• Meet regularly with the Head of Boarding and boarding team.

• Regularly update the Head of Boarding and Senior Matron if there are any pastoral concerns.

• Liaise with parents and staff as required.

• Support the return to school and end of term processes, including unpacking/packing, storage of possessions etc.

• Organise birthday tables.

• Take pupils to medical and dental appointments when required.

• Contribute to and support the planning and running of the boarders’ weekend activities.

• Work as part a team in response to extraordinary circumstances e.g., illness through the School.


• Have experience of working with prep-school age children.

• Previous experience of working in a boarding school/school environment would be an advantage.

• Knowledge of the emotional and wellbeing needs of children.

• Knowledge/awareness of safeguarding would be beneficial.

• Children’s health care experience would be highly desirable.

• Experienced and comfortable using ICT effectively in the workplace.

• Have excellent people skills, including confident and effective communication skills.

• Have a strong commitment to the personal, social, and academic development of children.

• Have the ability to work both independently and as a part of a close-knit team.

• Are warm, caring and nurturing.

• Are approachable, empathetic, and patient.

• Are calm, efficient and the ability to deal with the unexpected/emergencies.

*A Full job description can be shared upon request*

Hours of Work:

Roughly 40 hours per week during term time which can be broken down as per the below:

Monday to Friday: 7.00am to 9.00am & 5.00pm to 10.00pm (4.00pm start on Wednesdays)

Friday: all Fridays except exeat weekends and before half-terms and the end of terms: 5.00pm to 10.00pm

Sunday: all non-exeat Sundays (not including when the boarders return at the beginning of each term and half-term): 5.00pm to


Accommodation: Rent free, year round accommodation is provided within the grounds (to the value of £10,000)

Salary: £17,782 GPA 

Interviews ASAP

Start: September 2024

Vacancy number: 116466

Responsible Consultant: Kelly Bothomley