Full time residential position, term time only, with one 24 hour period and one six-hour period off duty each week during term time
The Matron role at Harrow School is of significant importance, having live-in responsibility for the health and welfare of the boys and for the smooth running of the House’s domestic arrangements. Matrons play a key role in assisting the House Master in creating a happy and well-ordered atmosphere throughout the House. The Matron has responsibilities for the boys’ pastoral and health care as well as dress and hygiene standards. The Matron also manages the onsite housekeeping, managing the work of a team of cleaners. Please note that the Matron role is not restricted to females and we welcome applications from males as well as females.
This role would suit a candidate who has experience of working with young people. We are looking for a highly organised and caring individual who possesses common sense, resilience, flexibility and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. The role involves accompanying boys on hospital visits, so applicants must have a full driving licence and their own car.
Benefits include self-contained accommodaton in the boarding House, automatic enrolment in the School’s pension scheme, meals, use of the School’s sports facilities such as the swimming pool, gym and running track, and subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs.
Harrow School is situated in Harrow on the Hill, north-west London and is one of the best-known schools in the world. Around 840 boys study at Harrow and live in the School’s 12 boarding Houses. Employees particularly value the School’s beautiful green estate, the positive working environment and good relationships with their colleagues.
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Closing date: Tuesday 31 January 2023.
Applications will be processed as they are received and we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date; therefore early application is advised.
The successful candidate will be required to move into their accommodation and complete some induction activities ahead of this.
Equality, diversity and inclusion are values that are important to us at Harrow. We believe in diversity of thought and actively welcome everyone regardless of their background to bring their valuable and relevant skills to our community.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service, and it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. No member of staff will be able to start until these checks are complete and this process takes, on average, a month. Please plan accordingly.