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Matron

  • Organisation: Oxford Sixth Form College
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Salary info Competitive
  • Tenure: Full-time
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 31 July 2024

Oxford Sixth Form College are looking for recruit a Matron on a full-time, permanent contract to start August 2024. The successful candidate will have previous experience working with young people and in the education sector.

Oxford Sixth Form College are looking to recruit a Matron on a full-time, permanent contract to start August 2024.

The successful candidate will have previous experience working with young people and in the education sector. We are looking for someone with a commitment to the care and welfare of young people, strong organizational skills and good communication skills.

This is a full time role working Monday - Friday. Please refer to the job description below.

Job Title: Matron

Reports to: Director of Student Services

Liaises with: Heads of Houses, Houseparents, Safeguarding team and Senior Tutors

Job Purpose

The main purpose of this post is to be an adult presence in the Boarding Houses and to be responsible for the safeguarding, welfare and security of students by assisting the Houseparents in the supervision of the health and welfare of the students.

Above all, there is an expectation of a parent figure who is generous with their time and responsive to the needs of the students.

Main duties

The list below is intended to give an indicative outline of your main duties and responsibilities. It should not be read as an exhaustive statement.

The physical care and security of the students both day and boarding students

Providing an adult presence in the boarding houses during agreed hours and cover emergencies

Preparedness to give emotional support to both day and boarding students

Liaison with Heads of House and Houseparents on matters to do with the Boarding House

Assistance in the smooth running of the Boarding House

Liaison with the GP surgery, dentist surgeries and the hospital in relation to students in your care

To be an active member of the safeguarding team

To promote health education throughout the college community and to support the Senior Tutors to deliver PSHE lessons as required

Ensure the provision of the access to a range of publicity materials on issues relating to student health

Keep up-to-date with current health promotion initiatives

Be aware and have involvement of health and safety issues within the school affecting staff, students or the environment

Deal with and all sickness and accidents within working hours in line with policy and procedures

Assess student fitness to attend College classes

Accompany unwell students to the GP surgery or hospital as required

Key Duties

To meet regularly with the Director of Student Services, Senior Tutors, Heads of House and Houseparents

To help ensure adherence to the National Minimum Standards (NMS) for Boarding

Keep meticulous records of all student accidents, incidents and engagement with students

Maintain the student medical records in line with NMS requirements

Organise and run drop-in clinics (within agreed level of competence)

Provide first aid and emergency care and treatment as necessary, including maintaining stocks of all College first aid kits

Provide a confidential health advice service as appropriate

Operate procedures for the control of infectious diseases

Contribute to the College development policy as it applies to the health and well-being of students.

Follow procedures for the safe disposal of clinical waste.

Be aware of recommended safe storage, usage and disposal of medical supplies and drugs and maintain within guidelines

Maintain treatment room stock, in a safe, hygienic and tidy manner

Organise visits to the doctor’s surgery, including advising students to attend and referring to the GP surgery as appropriate

Arrange for boarding students to attend any medical, dental or other health appointments as necessary

To be the primary care giver and to administer medication at regular and irregular times

Keep electronic and manual records of all medication administered

Arrange for Paracetamol training when appropriate

To check that students going on trips are supplied with the correct medication (Boarding) and risk assessment when required

Ensure that all students who require a medical Risk Assessment have one in place and that it is reviewed with the student at appropriate intervals

Keep up to date with current legislation that will inform the relevant policies. Additional Duties

Actively promote and market the College and present a positive image of the College and its activities both within and outside the College environment.

To participate in student recruitment activities, such as agent familiarisation trips, prospective student/parent visits.

To assist with marketing materials, such as student case students, testimonials and programme briefs

To attend relevant professional development courses and external meetings as representative of the College

To carry out any duties at all times in accordance with the College’s policies including Health and Safety, Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies

Incorporate into the role the philosophy of the values and vision stated by the Nord Anglia Education Group

To undertake any other responsibilities commensurate with the grade of the post, which the Principal or their Senior Management representative may from time to time require*We reserve the right to introduce changes in line with technological developments which may impact upon the job duties or methods of working

Start date: August 2024

Oxford Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children as such safeguarding training will be provided

The successful applicants will be in regulated activity with children and required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and barred list check.

Oxford Sixth Form College can not provide visa sponsorship and therefore can not consider candidates that do not have the right to work in the UK.

Oxford Sixth Form College are looking for recruit a Matron on a full-time, permanent contract to start August 2024. The successful candidate will have previous experience working with young people and in the education sector.


Description

Oxford Sixth Form College are looking to recruit a Matron on a full-time, permanent contract to start August 2024.

The successful candidate will have previous experience working with young people and in the education sector. We are looking for someone with a commitment to the care and welfare of young people, strong organizational skills and good communication skills.

This is a full time role working Monday - Friday. Please refer to the job description below.

Job Title: Matron

Reports to: Director of Student Services

Liaises with: Heads of Houses, Houseparents, Safeguarding team and Senior Tutors

Job Purpose

The main purpose of this post is to be an adult presence in the Boarding Houses and to be responsible for the safeguarding, welfare and security of students by assisting the Houseparents in the supervision of the health and welfare of the students.

Above all, there is an expectation of a parent figure who is generous with their time and responsive to the needs of the students.

Main duties

The list below is intended to give an indicative outline of your main duties and responsibilities. It should not be read as an exhaustive statement.

The physical care and security of the students both day and boarding students

Providing an adult presence in the boarding houses during agreed hours and cover emergencies

Preparedness to give emotional support to both day and boarding students

Liaison with Heads of House and Houseparents on matters to do with the Boarding House

Assistance in the smooth running of the Boarding House

Liaison with the GP surgery, dentist surgeries and the hospital in relation to students in your care

To be an active member of the safeguarding team

To promote health education throughout the college community and to support the Senior Tutors to deliver PSHE lessons as required

Ensure the provision of the access to a range of publicity materials on issues relating to student health

Keep up-to-date with current health promotion initiatives

Be aware and have involvement of health and safety issues within the school affecting staff, students or the environment

Deal with and all sickness and accidents within working hours in line with policy and procedures

Assess student fitness to attend College classes

Accompany unwell students to the GP surgery or hospital as required

Key Duties

To meet regularly with the Director of Student Services, Senior Tutors, Heads of House and Houseparents

To help ensure adherence to the National Minimum Standards (NMS) for Boarding

Keep meticulous records of all student accidents, incidents and engagement with students

Maintain the student medical records in line with NMS requirements

Organise and run drop-in clinics (within agreed level of competence)

Provide first aid and emergency care and treatment as necessary, including maintaining stocks of all College first aid kits

Provide a confidential health advice service as appropriate

Operate procedures for the control of infectious diseases

Contribute to the College development policy as it applies to the health and well-being of students.

Follow procedures for the safe disposal of clinical waste.

Be aware of recommended safe storage, usage and disposal of medical supplies and drugs and maintain within guidelines

Maintain treatment room stock, in a safe, hygienic and tidy manner

Organise visits to the doctor’s surgery, including advising students to attend and referring to the GP surgery as appropriate

Arrange for boarding students to attend any medical, dental or other health appointments as necessary

To be the primary care giver and to administer medication at regular and irregular times

Keep electronic and manual records of all medication administered

Arrange for Paracetamol training when appropriate

To check that students going on trips are supplied with the correct medication (Boarding) and risk assessment when required

Ensure that all students who require a medical Risk Assessment have one in place and that it is reviewed with the student at appropriate intervals

Keep up to date with current legislation that will inform the relevant policies. Additional Duties

Actively promote and market the College and present a positive image of the College and its activities both within and outside the College environment.

To participate in student recruitment activities, such as agent familiarisation trips, prospective student/parent visits.

To assist with marketing materials, such as student case students, testimonials and programme briefs

To attend relevant professional development courses and external meetings as representative of the College

To carry out any duties at all times in accordance with the College’s policies including Health and Safety, Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies

Incorporate into the role the philosophy of the values and vision stated by the Nord Anglia Education Group

To undertake any other responsibilities commensurate with the grade of the post, which the Principal or their Senior Management representative may from time to time require*We reserve the right to introduce changes in line with technological developments which may impact upon the job duties or methods of working

Start date: August 2024

Oxford Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children as such safeguarding training will be provided

The successful applicants will be in regulated activity with children and required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and barred list check.

Oxford Sixth Form College can not provide visa sponsorship and therefore can not consider candidates that do not have the right to work in the UK.


Oxford Sixth Form College

Oxford Sixth Form College
12-13 King Edward Street, Oxford, OX1 4HT

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