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Day Matron

Day Matron

Permanent; Part Time, Term Time Only (33.5 hours)

Closing Date: 20 August 2021

Start Date: 6 September 2021


Haileybury is an outstanding British independent co-educational boarding school, offering modern boarding and day provision for 875 boys and girls aged 11-18.  Established in 1862, we are situated on a glorious and historic 500-acre campus in Hertfordshire

The main function of this role is to be an adult presence in the Russell Dore building and to be responsible for the safe-guarding, welfare and security of pupils in a home-from-home setting by assisting the HM and their team in the day-to-day running of the Lower School. The role requires a range of skills including but not limited to: teamwork, common sense, initiative, organisation, kindness, generosity, an understanding of and sympathy for the challenges of teenage life and above all excellent interpersonal skills. Additionally the day matron is expected to be able to communicate with parents and other staff as required, be a good listener, flexible in their outlook, reliable, warm and friendly, with sufficient sensitivity to show tact and diplomacy.

A sense of humour and an even temper are essential as is a degree of physical fitness, a good level of stamina and resilience. The job may include a range of tasks, not just those set out below. In addition, the matron informally monitors the cleaning of the building and refers any issues to the Head of the Domestic Team to ensure that the building cleanliness remains at a high standard, and liaises with the appropriate departments with regard to maintenance requirements.

To apply for the above position, please complete the enclosed Application Form, with reference to the Job Description and stating your salary expectations, and return it to HR@haileybury.com

Applicants should be aware that we cannot consider an application unless the specified application form has been filled in completely. Please be aware that your application form should include your full employment history and any previous employer may be approached by the School. Incomplete application forms may be returned.

Haileybury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants for the above post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, prohibition checks and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Any employment offer will be subject to the successful completion of these background screening checks. Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders is enclosed.

Job Description

Application form