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Matron (Resident)

Required from September 2023

A Matron’s position is one of importance and responsibility. The Matron deals with the health and welfare of the pupils, and they have a special role in assisting the Housemaster/mistress to create a happy and well- disciplined atmosphere throughout the Boarding House.

The main function of this post is to be an adult present in the House and be responsible for the welfare of the pupils by assisting the Housemaster/mistress in the supervision of the pupils.

The position requires someone who likes and understands young people and is able to demonstrate good sense. They should have good interpersonal skills with young people and their parents and guardians by being a good listener, flexible in outlook, reliable, warm and friendly in disposition, with sufficient sensitivity to show tact and diplomacy.

The role is term time only plus some additional days to assist with preparation at the start of each term. The role is fixed term for one academic year but may become permanent. Single occupancy accommodation will be provided and the successful candidate will be resident within a boys’ or girls’ boarding house.

Candidates should submit an application form which may be supported by a covering letter and/or CV outlining their suitability for the post to the Head Master at

Deadline for applications: midday on Monday 24 April.
Interviews are likely to take place on Wednesday 3 May 2023.

Job Description | Matron


Mount Kelly, Mount Kelly Swimming Ltd and Mount Kelly Enterprises Ltd are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Charity Registration Number 306716

Safeguarding Statement

Mount Kelly is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance, which will include, if appropriate, a letter of good conduct from any country in which an applicant has worked or lived in within the last 5 years.  In addition, candidates will be required to satisfy further checks as outlined in safer recruitment practice.

CVs may be submitted as a supporting document, but applications must be completed fully including history of full employment and education.

The Mount Kelly Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here LINK.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website and through the DBS filtering guide