Matron’s Assistant

Closing date for application: 30/10/2020 9:00am

Vacancy Type: Part-Time


We have a vacancy for a Matron’s Assistants to work in one of our boarding houses for 14 hours per week worked on Mondays 9am – 1pm, Thursdays 9am – 2pm and Fridays 9am – 2pm during term time.  Additional hours worked Mondays – Fridays between 8.30am – 3.30pm available as overtime and we would also consider applications from those who would be interested in a flexible zero hours cover contract (please state your availability in your application).

The successful candidate will join a team headed by two resident Houseparents, House Tutors, Resident Matrons and Matrons’ Assistants to help look after approximately 90 pupils within the boarding house.  Duties include the sorting, checking and repairing of pupils’ clothes and laundry; assisting the on-duty Matron with pastoral care duties and administering medication under supervision (for which training will be provided).

For the time that COVID-19 is prevalent, the post holder will be required to carry out their duties in line with the school’s various policies and procedures in place to manage COVID.  This may include being an initial point of contact for a pupil who may present with COVID symptoms and ensuring the welfare of pupil groups in isolation within a boarding house awaiting the test result of a group member, but not caring for any pupils suspected or confirmed to have COVID infection.

Sensitivity, good organisational skills, flexibility and the ability to work with others are essential to carry out this role, as is being able to use a sewing machine.  Previous applicants need not apply.

For further information and to apply please download an application pack from our website:

Applications should be sent to by 9am on Friday 30th October 2020.  Interviews will be held shortly afterwards.

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Registered Charity No. 1120090.


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