Interim Matron, Harrow

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Harrow SchoolHarrow

Date posted:
Start date: January–March 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary

Term time only

(January–March 2020)

During term time: 6 days per week with one 24-hour period and 6 hours off duty each week 

Harrow School is situated in Harrow on the Hill, north-west London and is one of the best-known schools in the world. Around 830 boys study at Harrow and live in the School’s 12 boarding houses. Employees particularly value the School’s beautiful green estate, the positive working environment and good relationships with their colleagues.   

An opportunity has arisen for an Interim Matron to join our team for the Spring term, January–March. Each boarding house has a Matron who is responsible for the health and welfare of the boys and for ensuring the domestic arrangements in the house run smoothly. Each Matron is accommodated in a self-contained flat in their house and plays a key role in helping the House Master create a happy and well-ordered atmosphere.

This role would suit a candidate who has a background in a caring or medical profession, or experience of working with young people. We are looking for a highly organised and caring individual who possesses common sense, flexibility and the ability to communicate positively with a wide range of people. The role involves accompanying boys on hospital visits, so applicants must be calm in an emergency, empathetic, practical and have a driving licence and their own car.

Benefits include automatic enrolment in the School’s pension scheme, meals, use of the School’s sports facilities and subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs.

Application packs are available from or by contacting the HR department at 

Closing date: Monday 11 November 2019

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Harrow School is an equal opportunities employer.

More about Harrow School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: 5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3HP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8872 8000
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Harrow School is an independent boarding secondary school for boys aged 13-18. It was established, by royal charter, in 1572 during the reign of Elizabeth I. It is operated as a Royal Charter Corporation, which is a charitable trust whose trustees ar...