Matron of Deacon's House (Boarding House), Felsted, Essex

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Felsted SchoolFelsted, Essex
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Start date: 01 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,359.49 Per Annum
Contract term: Permanent

Starting Salary £15,359.49 per annum
Permanent | 34 hours per week | Term-time (35 weeks per year)

We have an excellent opportunity for a warm, personable and cheerful Matron to join our ‘Excellent in Every Aspect’ rated Independent Day and Boarding School. The role will be Matron to one of our oldest boarding houses that is home to more than 60 talented boys of mixed abilities between Year’s 9 to 12. Deacon’s House is a friendly place to be and the boys take great pride in taking part in-house competitions. The house motto for Deacon's is new each year and is currently ‘DARE to CARE’ with a drive to care about yourself and others and a focus on the boys making someone else feel better by taking ownership of their actions. Over the years, Deacon's has had many academic, all-round and sporting scholars, artists, musicians, members of the Combined Cadet Force, Heads of School, Oxbridge Scholars, as well as many 1st team sport players.

The role of Matron is to become an integral member of the House team in supporting the Housemaster in the pastoral, welfare and safeguarding of pupils, in order to provide a stable, non-judgmental environment for students to encourage a feeling of trust. Child Protection issues are of paramount importance, as is confidentiality. Understanding when information needs to be passed on and also when a pupil needs more specialist support around sensitive issues that should be clearly understood. A Matron’s role is not a disciplinary one and is expected to be a visible presence, whether helping to run the House or by being available if pupils need someone to talk to. In addition to the pastoral care, the Matron is responsible for the Domestic staff within their Boarding House. 

The successful applicant will have a clear understanding of pastoral care provisions together with a cheerful disposition, who can relate to all personnel within the School to build effective working relationships with staff, parents and students. While desirable that you hold a relevant qualification, it is essential that you have experience within a pastoral capacity, are confident using computers, can be discreet and adhere to confidentiality together with a ‘can-do’ approach to child welfare, customer service and working with young people.

Further information including a full job description can be found within the ‘Role Information Pack’. Further information on Deacon’s House can be found on our website here:

This is a permanent role commencing from 01 September 2018. The position is working 34 hours per week during term-time (34 weeks per year) plus six days throughout the School Holidays (see the role information pack for further details). The hours of work are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00am to 2:00pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00am to 5:00pm The starting salary for this role is £15,359.49 per annum.

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities. 

Benefits include free life assurance and parking, contributory pension scheme, lunch on full days worked, unlimited use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities, on-site 'Aroma' by Caffé Nero Coffee Shop and membership to Felsted Connect; an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 30 April 2018 at 12:00 noon.
Interviews will be held during May 2018

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website to complete our online application process.

Felsted School is committed to equal opportunities, the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all employees are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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Address: Felsted, Essex, CM6 3LL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1371 822600