Non-residential Matron

The Dean Close FoundationGloucestershire

The role

We have an opportunity to join our pastoral team in April 2021.

The matron will be responsible for contributing to the general pastoral and personal welfare of the boarders in the house (boys year 9-13). 

It is important that the matron is able to establish a friendly rapport with the pupils to increase the homely feel of the house and to be available as an alternative listening ear whilst upholding the rules of the house and school. 

The matron will have a particular duty to ensure that pupils are dealing properly with their own domestic organisation, including tidiness, laundry, health and hygiene, and that shared facilities such as kitchenettes and bathrooms are properly treated (although the cleaning of these areas remains the responsibility of the Housekeeper and her team). 

The ideal person will be interested in young people and keen to get to know them well over the course of their school career, but will be willing to take a firm line and insist on proper standards.   All staff have a responsibility to set high standards, lead by example, and work for the good of the whole community and the children in particular.

Application Process

Please click 'Quick Apply' and complete the application and forward any queries to

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 9 April 2021.

Interviews to be held shortly after.

Dean Close Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Dean Close School is a thriving independent, co-educational day and boarding school set on a beautiful 50-acre site on the edge of Cheltenham. The School currently has approximately 900 pupils between the ages of 3-18 years. Founded in 1886, Dean Close has a strong Christian ethos and is a happy and supportive working environment. Dean Close has recently built a state-of-the art Day House Village which has freed up teaching space on the main site to reconfigure academic departments. The first phase of this project will be completed for September 2021 with the opening of the new Maths and Business and Economics bases. Exciting plans for future phases to create new teaching spaces for humanities subjects and a new science block are in advanced stages.

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