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Matron / Housekeeper Job

Location Derby, East of England, UK
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care / Schools
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary See below
Job Number  48033
Created 27 June 2018

role in Derbyshire, Starting End of August 2018


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a reputable Independent school in Derbyshire as a Matron/Housekeeper for a home for boys.


Main Duties as a Matron

  • The welfare and well-being of the pupils in your House. You are part of a team of resident adults, and relevant information should be shared accordingly; the pupils should be aware that you share appropriate information.

  • The first treatment of any illness or injury. You should be conversant with and apply the School’s Medical Centre Procedures. You must liaise closely with the School Medical Centre, seeking advice whenever necessary. You should keep full records of all pupils’ medical problems and treatment given, including those that you refer on to the Medical Centre. You should keep the Housemistress informed, and liaise with her over the reporting of serious problems to the pupil’s parents or guardians. You will transport pupils to hospitals and for dental, physiotherapy etc. appointments, as necessary.

  • Be conversant with, support and apply the Personal Welfare policy and Complaints Procedure.

  • Make it clear to pupils that you share information with other resident staff. Pupils may tell you about issues that they think are problems within the House, and they may find it easier to tell you rather than someone else. These cries for help must be shared, and addressed.

  • Assistance with registration of Day Pupils each morning and lunch time [if required by the Housemistress].

  • Pupil discipline, including their tidiness, appearance, dress and table manners, applying a mixture of firmness and skill to bring out the best in them. You must liaise closely with the Housemistress to ensure that rules are applied consistently and that you and she agree the tone of your handling issues with pupils. You should be conversant with, support and apply the School and House Rules, in particular the School Anti-bullying Statement, and the Drug and Substance Misuse Policy

  • Dealing with parents where necessary, at all times in a professional and tactful manner, mindful of the best interests of the House and School, liaising with the Housemistress as appropriate.

  • Being on-call in the House whenever the Housemistress is away.

Main duties, as a Housekeeper


    • The cleanliness of the House, both during term and at the beginning and end of each holiday period.

    • The management of the cleaning and catering staff, with the support, advice and assistance of the Domestic Bursar and Catering Manager. This includes the provision of appropriate training, including environmental health and health and safety.

    • As vacancies arise, the recruiting of domestic staff with the support, advice and assistance of the Catering Manager and the HR Manager.

    • Ordering and management of cleaning materials, with particular regard to COSHH regulations, and within the allocated budget.

    • Management and control of catering.

    • Maintenance of cleaning and laundry equipment, liaising with Domestic Bursar as necessary.

    • Supervision of the laundry ensuring that the pupils’ clothing and House linen is laundered effectively and economically, within the allocated budget.

    • Ensuring that the general fabric of the building is in good order at all times, reporting defects to the Maintenance department in liaison with the Housemistress.

    • Being responsible for handling petty cash, as directed by the Housemistress.

    • Checking all invoices received, authorising them for payment and passing them to the Bursary.

    • Helping to organise and execute House events e.g. House Suppers, Sixth Form dinners and Speech Day drinks.

    • In an emergency, standing in for the House Chef.


Accommodation - 1 bedroom unfurnished flat. The accommodation is available for use all year. The flat is attached to the boarding house.

Salary: £21,858.96


Job number: 48033

Consultant: Laura Sandels

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