Monday – Friday 7.30am to 5pm • Term time plus up to an additional 4 weeks
This is a superb opportunity for an organised, empathetic and resourceful individual who has a passion for the wellbeing of young people. The Matron is a vital member of the pastoral team, led by the Housemaster/Housemistress.
The Matron assists with the smooth day-to-day running of the House and helps ensure the highest standards of pastoral care are in place.
Matron will supervise and provide care for pupils, with particular responsibilities for the physical, social and emotional wellbeing and presentation of the pupils in the House.
The successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with young people, their parents and guardians.
They will be a good listener, reliable, warm and friendly in their disposition with sufficient sensitivity to show tact and diplomacy. A flexible approach alongside a good sense of humour and an even temper dealing with all situations in a co-operative and sensitive manner are also fundamental to carrying out this role.
Confidentiality and integrity are key.
Shiplake College offers a beautiful working environment, supportive colleagues, a contributory pension scheme and excellent free lunches.
Staff are encouraged to make use of the on-site gym facilities and open-air swimming pool, during the summer months, alongside the opportunity to make the most of our riverside location.
Please visit our website to learn more about the College, our community and our values. If you would like to have an informal pre-application discussion or visit the College, please call Maria Moir on 0118 9405218.
A job specification together with an application form are available from www.shiplake.org.uk/vacancies
Early applications are welcomed, as the College reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.
Closing date: 10am, Monday 11 July 2022.
Interviews: Thursday 14 July 2022
Day and boarding school for ages 11-18, fully co-educational from 2023 HMC, The Society of Heads, BSA
Shiplake College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Shiplake College is also committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.