Sunday Evening Founders Matron

Working under the leadership of a Housemaster and a Housemistress, the Evening Matron promotes and maintains a purposeful and happy environment, supporting students as they become more independent in preparation for life beyond school.

Candidates for the post should be organised, good motivators and empathetic listeners. Matrons play a key role in the life of the House, supporting, enthusing, cajoling and calming students through their daily lives. Applicants should enjoy the company of young people and be able to care for them, be organised and computer literate.

Benenden is one of the leading boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 555 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with approximately 180 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 we are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.

Meals are provided to staff whilst on duty. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use. 

Benenden offers its own pay structure and benefits.   

For more information and to apply, please download the application pack below.  Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by 9:00am on 24 September. 


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 Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.