Boarding Matron

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Brighton (BN2) – East Sussex, South East, United Kingdom
£28,385 per annum
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10 June 2024

Boarding Matron

Location: Brighton, BN2 0AL

Salary: A£28,385 per annum

Brighton College is seeking to appoint a Boarding Matron

Reporting to: Director of Boarding

Main purpose of the role: As Boarding Matron, you will work alongside the Housemaster / Housemistress to provide the pastoral care and supervision necessary for the welfare and safety of pupils. The successful candidate will start in the role August 2024.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

* Being the first point of contact with parents regarding any daily domestic issues affecting the House, establishing strong, trusting relationships over time;
* Managing the day-to-day routines of the House;
* In addition to organising and undertaking domestic duties, the House Matron will have a pastoral input as a ‘parent figure’ in the house, and will therefore be an important member of the House team;
* Helping to maintain discipline with College and House rules and guidelines;
* Liaising with parents, the Health Centre and Catering about medical and dietary needs;
* Dealing with issues at the start of the day, e.g. pupils late out of bed due to illness;
* Checking registration data and assisting with follow-up;
* Visiting pupils’ rooms regularly to check they are tidy and orderly, helping them develop strategies if they find this difficult;
* Being a presence in the House when academic staff are teaching and acting as the first point of contact for parents, therefore;
* Attending a weekly meeting with the Director of Boarding to share good practice, discuss the week before and plan for the week ahead.

For the full Job description of the role the job profile document on our website.

Person Specification:

* Genuine interest in working in a school environment;
* Experience in similar roles would be desirable;
* Warm and helpful manner;
* Highly organised;
* Good IT skills;
* Self-motivation with a can-do, positive attitude;
* Ability to talk to pupils, parents and staff at all levels.

Desirable Training:

* First aid trained (if not trained the successful candidate will be given full training)

Hours of Work:

40 Hours per week during term time, 4 days between Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm with a 60 minute lunchbreak and Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm with a 30 minute lunchbreak. This appointment will work term-time plus two weeks (37 weeks total).


The salary for this role will be A£28,385 per annum.


Holiday entitlement is included in the salary for this role. All holiday is to be taken outside of the working weeks.


* Complimentary lunch is provided.
* Free tickets to the College’s music, dance and drama performances.
* Job specific Learning and Development programme available to all employees.
* Life Cover is provided whilst working at Brighton College after successfully passing probation period.
* Brighton College provides a contributory pension scheme with matching contributions from the employer up to 9%, which all eligible employees will be automatically enrolled into within three months of commencement of employment.
* Wellbeing programme


* Significantly subsidised gym membership for the School of Science and Sport is available, which includes access to yoga and Pilates classes and use of the gym and swimming pool.
* Healthy heart checks.
* Meditation sessions.
* Generous sickness policy.
* Access to books, magazines and DVDs from the College Library.

Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities:

Brighton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to successfully completing pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure, the receipt of satisfactory references, the College’s pre-employment medical questionnaire, relevant original ID documentation and examination certificates. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. The College is committed to ensuring that the recruitment and selection of staff is conducted in a manner that is systematic, efficient and effective and promotes equality of opportunity. Our full equal opportunities policy is available on the ‘Careers’ page of our website.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for Brighton College, please proceed through the following link to be redirected to their website to complete your application.


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