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Residential Matron Job

Location Reading, South West England, United Kingdom
Sector Childcare & Education
Job Role Pastoral Care / Schools
Job Type Temporary vacancy
Salary £20,000 GPA
Job Number  51723
Created 15 May 2019

Residential Matron position at an Independent Prep School in Berkshire


This is an independent boarding and day school that is situated on a site of great natural beauty. This school has an excellent academic record combined with first-rate facilities.


The House Matron is expected to love working with children and to contribute significantly to the pastoral care of the boys. She will be particularly responsible for their health, hygiene and general welfare.


Duties include:


  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact

  • Overseeing breakfast and supper as part of a rota with the other boarding staff and eating lunch with the children, as required

  • Encouraging smart appearance, high standards of personal hygiene, tidy dormitories and common rooms, good manners and consideration for others

  • To be responsible for all of the boarders (junior and senior) in areas such as laundry, clothing and tidiness

  • Administering first aid and medicines and keeping appropriate records, in accordance with the relevant School policies

  • Fostering a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the boarding house 


The ideal candidate: will have experience working with young people and experience in a boarding environment is desirable. They will be an excellent communication and be able to liaise with parents/guardians. The ability to listen and to take a positive interest in the concerns of the young are essential qualities, as are stamina, physical fitness, warmth and a sense of humour.


Start: ASAP or September 2019

Hours: Mainly mornings and evenings with time off during the day. The House Matron has one full day and a ½ day off each week

Accommodation: 1 bed flat

Salary: £20,000

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