Resident Matron (Full-Time)

A full-time Resident Matron is required from January 2018 or earlier for Echyngham, a House of 60 girls aged 11-16.  Working under the leadership of the Housemistress, the Resident Matron aims to promote and maintain a caring and happy environment in the House, offering pastoral guidance to students.  Candidates should be organised, good motivators, enjoy the company of energetic young people and have reasonable computer skills. Matrons play a key role in the life of the House, supporting, enthusing, cajoling and calming students through their daily school lives.

Benenden School is an independent boarding school for 540 girls, founded in 1923 and situated in 240 acres of beautiful parkland in rural Kent. Benenden offers its own generous pay structure and benefits. The nearest railway station is 7 miles away providing direct links to London.

Two-bedroomed accommodation is provided year round in the Boarding House. Meals are provided in term time. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use. 

Interviews will be held in early September.

To apply, please download the application pack below.  Completed applications should be sent to Mrs J Card, Head of HR and Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA or emailed to recruitment@benenden.kent.sch.uk by 9:00am Monday 31 July.


Application Pack


The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  This appointment will be subject to DBS checks.