Vacancies  at Benenden

At Benenden we employ more than 400 staff in teaching, pastoral and support staff roles. Whatever your role, you’ll benefit from a being part of a large team with opportunities for professional development. We offer a wonderful working environment, generous terms and conditions of employment, career development opportunities and the chance to work as part of a busy team — we are genuinely committed to our staff and endeavour to offer a range of benefits that people will value and enjoy.

Resident Matron

Boarding and Pastoral Care

Closing date: Friday, December 8, 2023 – 09:00

Type: Fixed term contract until July 24

Required: As soon as possible

This role is ideal for someone looking to work with engaging young people on a fixed term basis across our ten Boarding Houses supporting the pastoral and operational needs of our busy boarding life. There will be times when you will be required to be resident in a Boarding House or on site as part of the duty rota.

At Benenden we are passionate about education in its broadest sense. Our aim is that every pupil will leave at the end of the Sixth Form full of compassion and confidence to fulfil her ambition, embrace challenge and make a difference.

The role of a Resident Matron is incredibly rewarding, and you will be working as part of a close team in the Boarding House and the wider Pastoral Team of the School. You will work particularly closely with the resident Housemistress and their Deputy in looking after the pupils, nurturing, and guiding them on a daily basis. There is a generous amount of time off each week too.

If our values resonate with you, we would be delighted if you would consider joining our Boarding Team. Benenden offers its own competitive pay structure, responsibility allowances and benefits. Staff are provided with meals while on duty, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. The School’s leisure facilities, including wonderful grounds, a fitness gym and swimming pool are also available for staff to use.

As an exceptional School, we want to attract, retain, and develop diverse talent at all levels so that our pupils feel and understand the power and depth of a diverse community. This means recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, removing barriers that can prevent people from showing their full potential, and fostering a fully inclusive environment which maximises collaboration and empowers everyone.

If you would like to know more about the role, have never considered independent schools and would like to find out more, or would like to ask specific questions, please contact Anne Wakefield, Deputy Head Boarding and Pastoral Care on 01580 240592.

For more information and to apply, please download the application pack below. Completed applications should be sent to by 9.00am on Friday 8 December. Interviews to be held on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 December.

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