Residential Matron

Contract type: Permanent

Hours of work: 42.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 

Salary:Up to £25,500 per annum dependent on experience 

Closing Date: 6 June 2024

Anticipated start date: 1st September 2024

Location: Brackley, Northamptonshire

Purpose of the job 

We are looking for a Residential Matron to join our Pastoral team at Winchester House School. This role is to provide pastoral care and guidance to pupils, working closely with the Houseparent to ensure a warm, purposeful and pleasant atmosphere and routine within the House.  You will have excellent organisation and administration skills and enjoy working in a busy environment.

You will be expected to sleep-in four nights a week (two nights in girls boarding, two nights in boys boarding), you will be allocated an ensuite room in the Boarding House. When not occupied by Boarders, you will have full access to the lounge and kitchen area.

Please read the full Job Description here.

The Stowe Group 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, the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online background check with our 3rd party provider SP-Index.

Person Specification

The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form:





  • Educated to minimum GCSE/A Level standard with a good level of English and Grammar
  • First aid qualification
  • BSA boarding qualification

Specialist Skills & Experience .

  • Basic IT skills to include MS word, Excel and Outlook
  • Valid driving licence
  • Able to physically carry on the tasks associated with the role
  • Caring for children and young adults
  • Proven experience in undertaking administrative duties
  • Experience of working with 7-13 year olds

Personal Qualities

  • Be kind
  • Ability to empathise and communicate with young people
  • A good sense of humour
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Ability to work the flexible working pattern required of the role
  • Friendly, approachable attitude
  • Calm, under pressure
  • Observant
  • Team player
  • Ability to plan and organise
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Open to learning new skills

To apply now , please download the application form for this job here. We look forward to receiving your application.