We are seeking an energetic and passionate Matron to join our buzzing boarding community. The Matron is a member of staff who works very closely with the boarding pupils. They keep an eye on the general health and diet of the pupils. They look after sick pupils if they are in bed in the dormitories and listen to all the everyday anxieties, expectations, problems and news of the pupils in their care. Matrons are continually attending to all the pupils’ needs. They teach pupils good manners and encourage them to show consideration and respect for other people. Matrons are important in identifying bullying and will act immediately in consultation with the Houseparent and/or Deputy Head.


Job Title
Boarding House Matron

Hours & Weeks

  • Term Time Mon-Fri 2pm to 9.00pm including a half hour unpaid break (6.5hrs per day)
  • Term Time Sunday 6:30 to 9:30pm (3hrs)
  • 12 Travel Days at the start and end of terms/half terms of 8 hours per day
  • School holiday periods – This is a term-time position. Mandatory holiday entitlement is included in your salary. This is equivalent 6 weeks of 35 hours per week pay. All holidays must be taken outside term time.
  • Accommodation is available with this post as an option. If you take up the residential option, you may be asked to provide emergency overnight cover from time to time if a colleagues is unwell or called away.

£11.73 per hour, £18,032 pa, 1,537 hours per year, paid monthly

Closing Date
Friday 19 April 2024

Week beginning Monday 22 April 2024


To apply, please download the following:

  • An application form, self-disclosure form and explanatory notes about completing the forms and the recruitment process;
  • The School’s Policy Statements on Child Protection and on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders.

Application forms and self-disclosure form to be sent to HR@windermereschool.co.uk

Applications will only be considered when submitted on a fully completed school application form.

Windermere School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We obtain at least 2 references for all staff including those teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage and enhanced criminal record checks through the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) for staff and volunteers who will have unsupervised access to children. This is in accordance with requirements under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. 

Applicants for posts may be invited for interview where we follow the NSPCC’s Safer Recruitment Guidance Procedures. As part of the shortlisting process, the School may consider carrying out an online search of the candidate as part of their due diligence process, in order to identify incidences or issues that are available publicly on-line, that may require exploration with that candidate. The School should inform the shortlisted candidate that on-line searches may be carried out.