Day Matron - Sixth Form, Devon

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West Buckland SchoolDevon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

West Buckland School is seeking to recruit a suitable individual to fill the newly established post as Day Matron (Sixth Form) . Working under the line management of the Head of Boarding, the core responsibilities of this post are;

  • To provide an adult and “parental” presence and supervision of pupils in Parker’s during the school day
  • To provide for the safety, welfare, good discipline and pastoral well-being of all students in Parker’s during the school day
  • Contribute to the success of the school’s “Boarding aims”
  • Be generous with their time to the pupils and responsive to their needs, as appropriate.

The post will require an individual who is well organised and has experience of working with older children (16 to 18 years of age). The post holder will have the ability to remain calm under pressure, to work with limited supervision at times and to work with a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality due to the nature of the role. 

This is an exciting new role presenting the appointee with the opportunity to assist in the day to day development of our senior pupils as they ready themselves for A levels and Higher Education.

To apply for the position, please complete and return an Application Form by email to: or by post to Assistant Bursar, HR (Recruitment),  West Buckland School, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0SX.  Please do not send by both post and email.  

Full details and an application form can be downloaded from (under employment). 

Interviews will be held following receipt of positive applications. Start date will follow as soon as practical after interview in preparation for the new academy year commencing 23 August 2018. 

Please notify on your application form the notice period with your current position.

West Buckland School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. The post is defined as being within the scope of Regulated Activity. 

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More about West Buckland School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0SX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1598 760281
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West Buckland School was founded in 1858 nine miles from the town of Barnstaple. It stands in nearly 100 acres of grounds, surrounded by farmland, near the western edge of Exmoor.  Its rural location is outstandingly beautiful.  A number of...