Job Description

Bede’s is seeking a proactive and enthusiastic Boarding House Matron at our thriving Senior School, located in the picturesque East Sussex countryside.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be responsible for the care, supervision and well-being of pupils; to be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Boarding House routines and systems and maintain the good presentation of the House. They will need to have great communication & record keeping skills, keep up to date with safeguarding policies and procedures and provide an empathetic presence in the house, being sensitive to those who are having difficulties coping with school life.

Most of all, we are looking for someone who has experience in working with children and adolescents. To be a great team player and have relevant first aid & mental health first aid qualifications, if not a holder of certificates in these areas, to be willing to acquire one at Bede’s request. A clean driving licence and access to a vehicle for all shifts.

This is a permanent role, working 30 hours a week, term time only plus 3 weeks (36 weeks worked in total). Due to the nature of the role, we will require the individual to be on a rota for weekends and evenings.

Salary: £15,606 per annum plus holiday pay (FTE £30,138.08)

Bede’s offer a range of staff benefits including;

  • A real living wage employer
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • A generous company pension with salary exchange options
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free use of School gym & pool facilities/discounted nationwide gym membership,
  • Eye care vouchers,
  • Beneficiary Nominations (Death in Service),
  • Lunch provided for day time hours
  • Free onsite parking at the Senior School

For further information about the role please see the Job Description below.

To apply, please complete an Application Form and return it to with a cover letter.

Application closing date: Friday 12th July 2024 at 8.00am.

Applications will be considered as they are received and we may appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date. We therefore encourage candidates to submit applications early.

Application Form

Job Description

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Bede’s Trust is committed to building a truly inclusive school and cultivating a culture of equality, diversity and kindness. We believe that a diverse staff body reflects and supports the diversity of our pupils and wider society. We are an equal opportunity employer and in recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expressions, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Bede’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.


Source: Boarding House Matron, East Sussex – Tes Jobs