Matron Vacancy

Gordonstoun has been leading the way in character education for more than 80 years. Our uniquely broad curriculum provides a challenge in the classroom, on the sea and on the mountain, on the stage and on the sports field, and enables students to discover the truth in our motto – Plus Est En Vous – there is more in you.


Non-residential - Full-time, Term Time Plus (35 Weeks per year)

Situated on the beautiful Moray Coast in the North of Scotland, Gordonstoun is widely recognised as the world leader in character education. We have a co-educational community of over 500 students aged from 6-18, who are predominantly full boarding and are drawn from over 40 countries.

We are seeking to appoint a Matron for a Boarding House to be responsible for the smooth running of the House including the pastoral care, well-being and supervision of students. This will include supporting their studies and activities, dealing with travel, record-keeping, administration and ensuring student safety.

Applicants will need excellent communication and caring skills with enthusiasm and good flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. Calmness, a great sense of responsibility and commitment are also key to the role. Experience in a similar setting is an advantage as is an SVQ 3 in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) and a first aid qualification.

The post is full-time on a “term time plus” basis although there may also be opportunities to support the Gordonstoun International Summer School (GISS). The post-holder will be required to meet and maintain the requirements to register with the SSSC (or the NMC).

In line with the occupational requirements of the Equality Act 2010, applicants over the age of 21 can apply for this role.

If you’re excited to learn more, please contact

Closing date: 08/08/2021

Interviewing: 16-18/08/2021

Salary £19,000 to £21,000 dependent on qualifications and experience - 0.76 FTE

Job Description & Person Specification here

Recruitment process

Applicants are invited to complete an application form and email to

If you have any queries about the position, please contact CVs on their own will only be accepted as supporting documentation.

Child Protection

All employees of Gordonstoun are responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons and must adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Child protection Policies.


The post-holder will be required to have an up to date satisfactory enhanced PVG check