Job Description

Boarding house day matron
Required as soon as possible

We are seeking a friendly, caring and organised individual to join the St Swithun’s boarding team from September 2023. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys working with young people. You will be happy to adapt and take on a variety of tasks to ensure that the girls in the house are happy and well looked after.

You will support and assist the housemaster and resident tutor to ensure the smooth running of the boarding house. You will provide practical support and pastoral care to the girls in the boarding house and be aware of the importance of being a role model to the girls.

You will work part-time (26.25 – 30 hours per week) depends on your chosen starting time between 8.30am and 9.15am and finishing at 2.30pm. You will work during school term time as well as INSET days and one week in August before the start of each academic year (36 weeks per year in total).

To work at St Swithun’s you must have the right to work in the UK; we cannot sponsor visa applications. Accommodation is not offered with this role. As we are a girls’ boarding school this role is suitable for female applicants only. This is an occupational requirement in accordance with Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

St Swithun’s is a popular and successful selective girls’ school committed to developing innovative teaching and learning and open communication with parents. We are a kind, understanding and supportive community in which every pupil feels able to try new challenges without fear of failure.

Closing date for applications: 09.00, Monday 18 September 2023. We reserve the right to close applications before the closing date.

Job Description

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Further details of the post and a link to an online application form are available by visiting the website at or by emailing the recruitment team via, or by calling 01962 835798 and speaking to a member of the HR team.

St Swithun’s is a registered charity providing education for boys and girls and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All staff are expected to share and support this commitment and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.