Job Description

Term Time

Due to expansions within the team we are seeking to appoint a several part-time Boarding House Matrons / House Assistants to join our team based at Worth School.

As the Boarding House Matron/ Assistant, you will manage the domestic arrangements for boarders within the house, with particular responsibility for assisting with the pastoral care of those in the house and contributing to the supervision and well-being of the boarders.

As the Boarding House Assistant, your responsibilities would include:

  • Supporting the Boarding Housemaster/Housemistress in the provision of pastoral care to the pupils
  • Liaising with parents and the Medical Department as required
  • Light cleaning duties to include dusting and polishing, vacuuming, removal of rubbish
  • Assisting the Boarding Housemaster/Housemistress with room/dorm list for each term
  • Preparing the house for pupils the week before term starts
  • Undertaking regular house inspections with the Housekeeper

What we are looking for:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience of working with children
  • Experience of working within an educational and/or school environment

There are several shift options available, including weekday evenings and weekends. Details of the shift patterns are below, but for further details please contact the HR department:

  • 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 4pm to 8pm
  • 11 hours per week, Saturday & Sunday, 8am to 2pm
  • 11 hours per week, Saturday & Sunday, 2pm to 8pm

The School offers its own generous salary scale and an enhanced benefits scheme including an employee assistance programme, meal provision and enhanced pension contribution. Employees have access to our facilities and benefit from free parking, social events and discounted school fees.

Worth is a highly successful co-educational, Catholic, Benedictine, 11-18 HMC boarding and day school of circa 650 pupils. It offers a broad curriculum, including the International Baccalaureate and A-levels in the Sixth Form.

Applicants are required to apply online by using the Quick Apply button. Alternatively, an application form and job details are available from the HR Department


Telephone: 01342 710215

Closing date for applications: 24th September 2023

*We reserve the right to invite candidates for interview prior to the closing date and to close vacancies early if we have sufficient suitable applications. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Worth School is not able to offer visa sponsorship.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children, all employees must have the ability to understand and adhere to Child Protection and Safeguarding legislation. The role holders safeguarding responsibilities are set out in the job description. References may be taken prior to interview and DBS and other vetting checks will be conducted on the successful applicant.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 Section 7(1)(a) states that it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.


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