Job Description

Appointment of Matron

About the job

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a full-time Matron, starting as soon as possible. The Matron is resident in the Boarding House and, in conjunction with the Housemaster, is responsible for the pastoral care and well-being of approximately 65 pupils, aged 13-18. Together, the Housemaster and Matron are responsible for creating a warm, supportive home community, establishing a strong rapport of trust with pupils and colleagues and working in partnership with others to promote the health and wellbeing of our pupils. They encourage pupils to contribute positively to the House and the wider school, encouraging them in their extra-curricular activities, with a strong emphasis on mutual support and respect. The Matron is responsible for the management of the House and its domestic staff.

A relief matron allows for time off during the week.

The main responsibilities of the role are to:

a) Provide pastoral care and support for pupils, ensuring that their health and safety, physical, social, emotional, medical and mental wellbeing are properly cared for.

b) Ensure that any safeguarding concerns are identified and reported to the DSL / Deputy DSL in accordance with school policies.

c) Provide support for new pupils as they settle into the school and to boarding life, being aware of any pupils who are homesick or needing extra care.

d) Liaise with parents on domestic, medical and welfare matters and keeping the Housemaster informed.

e) Obtain prescribed medicines, retaining in accordance with current regulations, and issuing as required.

f) Run the House surgery, dealing with minor ailments and injuries and caring for pupils who are unwell in the House.

About Winchester College

Winchester College was founded by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, in 1382. It is a boys’ boarding school of 700 pupils, which accepts day pupils at 16+ years, both boys and girls; and girl boarders at 16+ years will be accepted from 2024.

Situated in the heart of Winchester, there are few schools in the world which can claim to be as historic, distinguished and beautiful as Winchester College. This unparalleled combination attracts pupils from across the world, making Winchester a truly international and diverse community which celebrates every pupil’s individuality, passions and potential.

Terms and conditions

Salary will be £30,585 (£39,761 FTE), commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position includes a generous benefits package, including a pension auto-enrolment scheme and access to excellent sport facilities.

Working hours

The ‘normal’ working hours each day are: 8.00am to 2.00pm, then 6.00pm to 7.00pm and 9.00pm to 10.30pm. One and a half hours are floating hours to be worked if required in the afternoon, particularly to deal with routine medical matters. If these floating hours are not worked then they can accrue to cover busier days. Between 2.00pm and 6.00pm the Matron is “on-call” in the event of any emergency and, though not required to be in the house, should be contactable via their school mobile. It is considered important that the Matron has a break between 7.00pm and 9.00pm each day and they should feel free to use it as leisure time when they are not required in the House. The Matron is on call overnight, except when the Relief Matron is on duty.


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Closing date: Monday 8 May 2023.

Early applications are encouraged, and the school reserves the right to close the application process early should a suitable candidate be found.


Winchester College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children: applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and obtaining an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services certificate.

Winchester College embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is committed to promoting a fair and supportive environment for all our employees. We are keen to welcome applications from all applicants that feel that they meet the requirements of the role, regardless of their background and culture.

Further information about the school can be found at

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £30,585.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • On-site parking

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 08/05/2023
Expected start date: 01/09/2023

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