34 Hours per week
Term-time (37.6 weeks per year)
Starting Salary £14,879.49 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 receives the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.
We have an excellent opportunity for a warm, personable and cheerful Matron to join our day and boarding School. The role will be Matron to one of our smaller all-girls’ Boarding House (Thorne House), which is home to 20 Lower Sixth girls.
The role of Matron is to become an integral member of the House team in supporting the Housemistress 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 managing the House Domestic Assistants & House Maintenance Person 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 customer service and working with young people.
Further information including a full job description can be found within the ‘Role Information Pack’.
This is a permanent role commencing from September 2017. The position is working 34 hours per week during term-time only plus 18 days throughout the School Holidays. The hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm, except Tuesdays and Thursdays that are until 5:00pm. The starting salary for this role is £14,879.49 per annum.
Benefits include free life assurance, 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.
We are rated ‘Excellent in every aspect' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 23 June 2017 at 12:00 noon.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 29 June 2017
If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website www.felsted.org/jobopportunitieshome for an 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.