Resident Matron – Middle School

Boarding and Pastoral Care

Closing date: Monday, March 18, 2024 - 09:00

Type: Full time

Required: As soon as possible

This role is ideal for someone looking to work with engaging young people 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 the 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.

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.

About Benenden School

Benenden is one of the leading day and boarding schools in Britain. It was founded in 1923 and is situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 550 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with 190 of those in the Sixth Form. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and the newly established Centenary Hall and Sir David K.P. Li Music School.


Benenden offers its own generous 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.

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 Pastoral on 01580 240 592.

For a full job description and to apply, please download the application pack below. Completed applications should be sent to People Services at by 9.00am on Monday 18 March.

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they come into contact. They must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, this appointment will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees. Whilst Benenden isn’t accredited to the Living Wage Foundation, we do look to the Living Wage for guidance and our starting pay is currently in line with this.