Resident Matron

Closing date for application: 04/06/2021 9:00am

Interview date: 07/06/2021

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

We have a vacancy for a full time, term time Resident Matron in one of our boys boarding houses (boys aged from 11-17) to join us in late August 2021 for the start of the Michaelmas (Autumn) Term 2021.  The successful candidate will join a team headed by two resident Houseparents, House Tutors, another Resident Matron and Matrons’ Assistants to help look after approximately 90 pupils within their boarding house.  Duties include pastoral care responsibilities; administrative tasks, the control and issue of proprietary medications and pupils’ epipens etc., the organisation of pupils’ laundry and household linen as well as repairing uniforms.

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 will 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 to the needs of young people, good organisational skills, flexibility and the ability to work with others are essential to carry out this important role.  The post operates mainly in term time (33 weeks per year) although you will also be required to work up to 3 additional days before the start and after the end of each term.

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils.  Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.  We are members of the Schools Inclusion Alliance and hold the Rainbow Flag Award.

We offer an attractive remuneration package: accommodation is provided (currently a three bedroom self-contained flat within the boarding house available all year round); benefits include a stakeholder pension scheme for eligible staff, free on-site parking, low-cost membership of the on-site Sports Centre and some meals are provided in the staff Common Room whilst on duty during term time.  The two Matrons within each boarding house have a very favourable duty rota  working alternate 24-hour overnight shifts (5pm – 5pm), with alternate weekends off duty (5pm Fri – 5pm Mon), as well as regular leave weekends and half terms, plus 16 weeks off during the school holidays.  This post also gives many opportunities to join in with the community life of the school.

Applications should be received by 9am on Friday 4th June 2021. Interviews will be held at the school w/c 7th June 2021.  We can only accept completed application forms and are unable to accept CVs alone.

The successful candidate will need to be available for an induction on 27th August 2021 and will commence work on 1st September 2021.

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 www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Registered Charity No. 1120090.

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