Boarding Matron

This important pastoral roles requires the post holder to be aware of and respond to issues pertaining to all boarding pupils. The Boarding Matron should enjoy spending time in the company of pupils and be prepared to oversee their domestic, medical and pastoral development out of school hours. The Matron is expected to work in close co-operation with the Director of Boarding, Housemasters, boarding team, pupils and the Day Matron, and with the Medical Centre staff and the Deputy Head Pastoral. The suitable candidate for this role will have both the ability to work as an autonomous worker and will be flexible enough to work as a team player at any given time.


According to point 19-23 on the School’s business services pay scale currently £20,401-£22,378 FTE depending on qualifications and experience. As this is a term-time only role, the salary will be on a pro-rata basis.

Accommodation is provided with this role.

Terms of the Role

5 evening and overnight duties per week – 6.30pm-8.30am.
One full 24-hour period off per week
Weekend duties according to the boarding rota



Applications must take the form of an application form and a concise covering letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the post. The names and contact details (including email addresses) of two referees are required (one of whom must be your current or most recent employer and neither referee should be a relative or someone known to you solely as a friend. The deadline for receipt of applications is 09:00am Monday 27th July 2020 with 1st round interviews taking place that week.  Applications should be emailed to:

St Edmund’s School Canterbury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and is an equal opportunities employer. The successful applicant will undergo child protection screening.