Boarding: Pastoral Assistant (School Matron)

Date Posted: Thursday 09 June 2022

Vacancy Type: Part-Time

Closing date for application: 24/07/2022

For September 2022, Cheltenham College seeks to appoint a number of part-time and bank Day Matrons on a term-time only basis (33 weeks), across our girls’ and boys’ boarding houses.

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

In conjunction with the Housemaster/Housemistress 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 boarding houses offer outstanding pastoral care to boarders and their families on a full and flexible basis, 7 days a week.


Working pattern 1: (Leconfield (Boys’ Day and Boarding House)

20-30 hours per week: 7.30am to 6.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and on alternating Saturdays when College is in session (approximately 12 per year).

Working pattern 2: College Lawn (Girls’ Day and Boarding House)

25.5-35.5 hours per week: 12.30pm to 6.00pm on  Wednesdays, and 7.30am to 6.00pm on Thursdays and Fridays and alternating Saturdays when College is in session (approximately 12 year).

Bank hours:

As the Matrons Team is large, regular hours are available throughout the week to cover staff absence in boys’ and girls’ boarding houses and this would suit somebody who would prefer more flexibility.

Salary: Based on hours worked at £11.97 per hour.

How to apply

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

Closing date for applications is 24 July 2022 with interviews planned to take place shortly after.