Job Description

Hours: Full time 37.5 Hours per week, Term Time (plus 2 weeks, totalling 37 weeks per year).

Salary: £27,000 – £28,000 per annum FTE (£22,119 – £22,938 pro rata)

Closing date: 1st August 2024

Position Available From: September 2024



Your salary includes a payment for 5.6 weeks holiday. Your holiday will have been deemed to be taken outside of term time.



We are currently looking for a caring and enthusiastic House Matron to join our ‘Outstanding’ rated boarding team.

You will work closely with the Head of Boarding, Head Matron and the Boarding Team in all areas of the College. You will be responsible for safeguarding the welfare and wellbeing of students, and will assist the Accommodation Team and Student Services in the smooth running of the domestic arrangements of the Boarding Houses.

As a House Parent, your role will be to provide top quality pastoral care for our students, making them feel part of our College community and supporting them in their journey towards independent living at university and beyond. This will involve upholding student welfare, maintaining discipline and assisting students with their time management.


Abbey College Cambridge

Abbey College is a happy, flourishing, and successful international boarding college. With students aged 13-21 from over 40 different nationalities, ACC is one of the best sixth form colleges for international students in the UK. We specialise in helping students from across the world achieve the personal, social and academic growth needed to succeed at the UK’s best universities.


Duties and Responsibilities

·      To prioritise the safeguarding, welfare, health and safety of students above all other duties, and ensure familiarity with statutory safeguarding and child protection needs. To have strong awareness of College policies to develop a supportive, caring and effective relationships with the students. To always lead by example, always upholding the of the duty of care “in loco parentis”.

  • Offer support and guidance to all boarders, actively promoting the student welfare as well as enforcing positive behaviour policies.
  • Supporting students who are ill or injured by providing first aid, medical support, as well as escorting students to medical appointments.
  • To promote good personal hygiene, tidiness, cleanliness, good housekeeping and healthy eating practices.
  • Ensure Boarding is maintained to the highest standard to allow students to thrive in both their educational studies and personal lives.
  • To report and follow up student absence appropriately.
  • To communicate with parents/guardians where appropriate.


Qualifications and Experience

You will demonstrate the ability to build excellent relationships with young people, by being supportive and caring. You will have the ability to remain calm under pressure and a flexible approach to duties. Hold A Levels or equivalent qualifications or experience, be competent in the use of a PC, particularly the use of MS Word and Outlook, and have a working knowledge of record keeping and data protection. You will have excellent verbal and written English, good communication and organisational skills and have a working understanding of child protection. Higher level qualifications and previous experience working with children or in a care setting is desirable.



  • 50 days annual leave (6 weeks to be taken in the summer break)
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Sports groups and free on-site gym facilities
  • Alpha Plus Group personal pension plan, 7% employer contribution.

·      Season ticket train travel loans

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted school fees
  • Regular social events
  • Meals provided during shift.


Abbey DLD Colleges Ltd (ADCL)

Abbey College Cambridge is a constituent college of Abbey DLD Colleges Ltd (ADCL). ADCL  consists of three award-winning independent international colleges based in London, Cambridge, and Manchester. With over 1000 students from over 50 different countries, ADCL provides an outstanding global environment for students striving for top universities. We are committed to providing the best education for all students in our care, and our colleges have high aspirations and expectations for every member of our community.



ADCL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people and as an employee of ADCL you will be expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation. All staff are trained in child protection and understand to report concerns by following the safeguarding policies. We ensure all candidates are properly police-checked, and the successful candidate will need to obtain an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.


Please click the link below for further information on employing Ex-Offenders:

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Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


How to Apply

Please visit our TES recruitment page to read the attached Applicant Information Pack to access full details about the position and apply. Please complete the application in full and include a detailed statement explaining why you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this position. Applications will be reviewed and candidates contacted once the advert is closed.

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Source: House Matron, Cambridgeshire – Tes Jobs