Daily Matron Job

Location Reading, South West England, UK
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care / Schools
Job Type Permanent vacancy
Salary Negotiable
Job Number  53331
Created 11 June 2019

Greycoat Lumleys are seeking a Daily Matron for a Girls School just North of Reading starting in September


This is a wonderful school that is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.


The role of a Matron is one of trust and responsibility. The Matron will not only manage the domestic standards but will deal with the health and welfare of the girls. The Matron has a special role assisting the Housemistress to create a happy, respectful and caring atmosphere in the house.


Main duties:

  • To provide the highest quality pastoral care to the pupils whilst on duty

  • To maintain open communication with the House Housemistress/House parents, through regular meetings, daily handovers

  • To support the Housemistress/House parents with house administration. Tasks delegated are through mutual discussion between the HM and matron and are overseen by the Deputy Head Pastoral

  • To assist all school staff in ensuring pupils are smart in their appearance in accordance with the school’s uniform guidelines

  • To carry out start of term and of end of term room checks in consultation with Housemistress/Houseparent

  • To liaise with parents where appropriate (this may be by email or phone call)

  • Expect to work 2 days before beginning of term and 2 days after the end of term, to assist with preparing the house for the girls arrival and again for the girls departure at the end of terms

  • To undertake any reasonable request from the Housemistress/House parents which might be specific to that particular house which pertains directly to the well- being of the girls in that house

  • Ensure that approved first aid equipment is available for house staff and to administer basic first aid as required

  • To liaise effectively with the school Health Centre with regards all medical and health related issues

  • Monitor and take care of girls sick in House during the school day

  • To ensure that any laundry carried out in house is fully serviced and operating effectively

  • To repair, as necessary, pupil clothing

  • Check firefighting equipment which includes regular tag checks on fire extinguishers and carry out a daily check of the fire panel. Report faults as a matter of urgency to Estates and Facilities

  • Monitor house access for schools visitors including contractors to the site and ensure that the house signing in and out books are maintained effectively

  • Liaising with the cleaning staff and reporting any issues to the Facilities Co-ordinator


A diver with own car would be hugely beneficial


The successful candidate will need to obtain a DBS which Greycoat Lumleys can assist with.


Start: September 2019

Hours: 8am – 4pm

Days: Monday – Friday (Term time only)

Salary: Competitive

Job Number: 53331

Responsible Consultant: Katie – katie@greycoatlumleys.co.uk


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