Job Description

Fixed term from January to July 2024 • Full time, term time only

We are currently seeking a resident matron. The role available is fixed term for the spring and summer terms of this academic year – from 5 January to 12 July 2024. We would also welcome applications from candidates unable to join in January but able to join from February half term (18 February 2024).

The role of resident matron is an important one, both in the boarding community and in the school as a whole. The resident matron may be one of the first members of staff that a parent meets who will be caring for their daughter. The housemistress/master and resident matron act in loco parentis, especially when parents are abroad or live a distance from the school. Responsibilities range widely and can be unpredictable.

St Swithun’s is a popular and successful selective girls’ school committed to developing innovative teaching and learning and open communication with parents. We are a kind, understanding and supportive community in which every pupil feels able to try new challenges without fear of failure.

Further details of the post and a link to an online application form are available on the school website’s vacancy page, by emailing the recruitment team via, or by calling 01962 835798 and speaking to a member of the HR team.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 27 November 2023

Applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close applications before the closing date.

St Swithun’s is a registered charity providing education for boys and girls and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All staff are expected to share and support this commitment and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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