Boarding: Pastoral Assistant (School Matron)

Date Posted: Monday 11 September 2023

Vacancy Type: Part-Time

Closing date for application: 24/09/2023

Cheltenham College seeks to appoint two part-time Pastoral Boarding Assistants “Day Matrons” on a term-time only basis (33 weeks).

The role of Day Matron is an important and highly rewarding position, requiring dedication and commitment, providing first-class pastoral support to pupils within our thriving days houses and boarding houses.

In conjunction with the Houseparent and other House staff, the Day Matron is responsible for the general welfare of the pupils within the House including providing pastoral, medical and domestic support.

Applicants should be organised, with a flexible and willing attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and an aptitude for dealing with young people in a close environment.

College’s houses offer outstanding pastoral care to day pupils and boarders and their families on a full and flexible basis, 7 days a week.


Vacancy 1 Working pattern: 

20 hours per week:

1.00pm to 6.00pm on Mondays and Fridays / 7.30am to 6.00pm on Thursdays (with a 30-minute break)


Vacancy 2 Working pattern:

24 – 33.5 hours per week (to be worked on an alternate weekly shift pattern):

8.00am to 6.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and alternating Saturdays (with a 30-minute break) and 8.00am to 1.00pm on Wednesdays: There will be approximately 13 alternating Saturdays to be worked during the term time.

Salary: Will be calculated based on hours worked and a rate of £12.75 per hour.

How to apply

To apply, please forward a completed application form with covering letter, electronically, to:

Closing date for applications is 24 September with interviews tentatively scheduled to take place towards the end of the following week.