Boarding House Manager (Matron)

  • Scotch College
  • Hawthorn VIC, Australia
Full time Non-Teaching Professionals / Managers

Job Description

One of Australia’s leading independent schools for boys, Scotch College is renowned for its innovation in teaching and learning, exceptional facilities, and its commitment to offering a broad education to develop each boy to his full potential.

We are seeking a caring and highly organised person to work as House Manager for one of our Boarding Houses. Commencing immediately, the Boarding House Manager is a full time, residential presence in the House, working from Sunday evening through to Friday evening and reports to the Head of the Boarding House.

On a daily basis, the Boarding House Manager is required to work closely with cleaning staff, boarding staff and students to ensure that all necessary cleaning, housekeeping and routine student matters are attended to, and the presentation of the boarding house is maintained to a high standard.  The Manager provides care and guidance to the boys, and acts as an adult listener, confidante and supervisor.

The successful applicant will have:

  • The ability to supervise and meet the pastoral and welfare needs of adolescent boys
  • An understanding of the dynamics and operations of a Boarding School
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to coordinate housekeeping duties
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Cooking for the provision of suppers and basic sewing skills
  • The ability to work independently and within a team
  • Demonstrated initiative and judgement 
  • Level 2 First Aid
  • Victorian Drivers Licence and WWCC (Employee)
  • Relevant qualifications/experience
  • Relevant qualifications and/or training in child safety and wellbeing
  • Current Employee Working with Children check or VIT

Some of the many benefits of working at Scotch College are:

  • Extensive resources and facilities
  • Opportunities for ongoing professional and personal development
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Staff wellness activities including gym and swimming pool access, yoga sessions and interest groups
  • Access to extensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Easy access via public transport and onsite parking

Applications should be sent to the Director of People and Culture, via email employment@scotch.vic.edu.au, and include a cover letter, CV and the full contact details of at least 3 professional referees.

Support of the College’s Christian heritage is an expectation of all staff.

Accredited as a Safe School by the Australian Childhood Foundation, Scotch College is fully committed to the protection of children and young people. All employees are required to go through a thorough reference and qualifications checking process prior to any appointment. Adherence to the College’s child-safety practices, Code of Conduct and
completion of regular Safeguarding and other related training is mandatory for continued employment.

Closing date: Friday 2 August 2024 (5pm)

*Scotch College reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date

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