Matron, Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury SchoolShrewsbury

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Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Required for April 2019
Salary Range:  £18,500pa to £22,680pa (dependent upon qualifications & experience)

We would like to appoint a full-time Matron to a key residential role working in an established Boarding House team. The successful candidate will assist the Housemaster in providing pastoral care of teenage boys.  You will be a responsible and caring person, who would 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 you will be supervising a team of domestic staff.  

The Matron’s main responsibility is to support the Housemaster by ensuring the welfare and well-being of all boys, and the smooth running of the domestic and laundry arrangements of the house.  The Matron requires understanding and sympathy with the boys, balancing friendly disposition with the need to maintain discipline.  

This is a very interesting and rewarding role working during term-time and provides school accommodation all year around to the successful full-time candidate.   We will consider candidates that would like to job-share in this role.  

A full application pack and job description can be obtained from alternatively telephone (01743) 280 834 or email:

Closing date:  12pm (noon), Wednesday 16 January 2019
Interviews will take place on:  Wednesday 23 January 2019

Applicants will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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More about Shrewsbury School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: The Schools, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7BA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1743 280500
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A brief history of Shrewsbury:

Set above a gracious curve of the River Severn, amidst what Sir Neville Cardus described as “the most beautiful playing fields in the world”, Shrewsbury is a co-educational school of some 780 pupil...