Resident Matron

Closing date for application: 13/03/2023 9:00am

Vacancy Type: Full-Time


Based in Horsham, Christ’s Hospital is a unique co-educational boarding school and charitable Foundation that provides first class education to around 900 children from all backgrounds, supported by over 400 members of staff.

We have a vacancy for a full time, term time, Resident Matron in one of our boarding houses (pupils aged from 11-17) to join us in late August 2023 for the start of the Michaelmas Term 2023. The successful candidate will join a team headed by two resident House Parents, 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.

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 offer an attractive remuneration package: accommodation is provided (one or two 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 whilst on duty during term time.  The two Matrons within each boarding house have a very favourable duty rota with alternate long weekends off duty.  This post also gives many opportunities to join in with the community life of the school.

To apply please complete an application form and submit by the closing date.  We can only accept CVs in conjunction with a completed application form.

Applications should be received by 9:00am on 13th March 2023.  Interviews will take place at the School shortly afterwards.

The successful candidate will need to be available to start work in late August 2023.

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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