Relief Matron

Oundle School

Job Title / Role: Relief Matron

Location: Oundle

Type: Part Time

Contact: Vania Murphy

Job Description:

We have an opportunity for a Relief Matron to work 15 hours per week. You will provide a seamless service to the pupils in the boarding House when the resident Matron is not present.


Working under the direction of the Housemistress, you will supervise and provide care for the pupils, ensuring their physical, social and emotional well-being. Relief Matrons are encouraged to attend House events and to become involved in the life of the School. You will have a lot of interaction with the pupils – this can involve anything from helping with medical needs, encouraging the pupils to tidy up after themselves, or just gently ribbing them (or being ribbed) about funny things that happen. A sense of humour is a must!

The School will ensure you are fully trained and supported to enable you to perform your role with confidence and to the best of your ability. Every member of staff at Oundle School is thoroughly committed to ensuring pupils have all the pastoral support they need and this creates a wonderful atmosphere to work in.

The School has a fully staffed Health Centre; therefore, the Relief Matron will not be required to have any formal medical or nursing qualifications. However, all Relief Matrons are required to have a current First Aid qualification, which the School will provide training for if you do not hold this.


This role is to work in The Berrystead, which is a co-educational House for junior pupils aged eleven to thirteen. The Berrystead aims to provide an introduction to boarding which is homely and welcoming, and which sets pupils on track to making the very most of their time at Oundle.


You will work from 1pm to 6pm between Monday and Friday on three days each week. All Relief Matrons work Term time only, which is 33 weeks in each academic year.
In general the Relief Matron is expected to be available to deal with both routine matters and emergencies as they arise.

Relief Matrons are expected to attend meals and conduct surgeries that coincide with their working hours. During the remainder of the day, Relief Matrons are free to organise their workload accordingly.

Salary is £5,967 pro rata (FTE £22,380 per annum).


Applicants must have experience of caring for children and young adults, be calm under pressure, and be able to work as part of a team. You will be required to have a driving licence and use of your own car.

Closing date for applications is Monday 25 October at 8.30am
First interviews will be held on 1 November
Second interviews will be held on 10 November

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

How to Apply: Click on the link below for full details and an application form.