Matron, Suffolk

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ipswich High SchoolSuffolk

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Full time, term time plus 10 days

Salary range: £18,500 - £22,500, dependent upon qualifications and experience

Ipswich High School is a leading independent school in Suffolk, proudly educating hundreds of pupils between the ages of 3 - 18. Based on a beautiful 84 acre campus, five miles outside of Ipswich, the school has long enjoyed a high profile across the region for its academic success and superb pastoral care.  The School is in an exciting new phase, part of which is the introduction of boarding in September 2019.

We seek to appoint a Matron for our brand new boarding house which will open in September.  Matron will be a key residential position in the boarding house, consequently, the successful candidate will assist the House Parents in providing excellent pastoral care for our teenage boarders.  He/she will be a responsible and caring person, who will enjoy working and living in our school community.

The successful candidate will have:

• Excellent communication and organisational skills 

• Proven ability to form professional relationships with teenagers

• A sympathetic and understanding approach with a good sense of humour

• Supervisory skills would be an advantage as she/he will be supervising the domestic staff

The Matron’s main responsibilities are to support the House Parents by ensuring the welfare and wellbeing of all boarders, as well to ensure the smooth running of the domestic and laundry arrangements of the House.  The Matron requires understanding and empathy, and the ability to balance a friendly disposition with the need to help maintain discipline.

This rewarding role provides school accommodation all year round for the successful candidate.  

Further details and an application pack can be obtained from the school website  Please return your application form by post to the HR Officer, Ipswich High School, Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 1AZ or by email to 

If you have not heard from us two weeks from the closing date, please, assume that your application has not been successful

Closing date:  Tuesday, 23 April at midday

Interviews: w/c Monday, 29 April

Ipswich High School, Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 1AZ   T: 01473 780201

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

More about Ipswich High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1AZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1473 780201
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Ipswich High School is the leading independent school in Suffolk for boys and girls, educating hundreds of pupils aged 3-18 from Pre-Prep through to Sixth Form. The school is the only Diamond Model school in Suffolk and will soon be opening a boardin...