Boarding House Matron

Ashford Academy Limited

Progress. Innovation. Empowerment.

Ashford Academy is a member of the Rhodes Park Schools Group, the leading private education provider in Zambia.  Ashford Academy is a co-educational boarding and day school that commenced operations in January 2022.

Founded on solid values, Ashford Academy is focused on empowering learners with a desire for lifelong learning that thoroughly develops them into skilled problem solvers, confident collaborators, responsible citizens, and critical thinkers motivated to excel in a changing and uncertain global economy.

Setup on a 30-hectare estate, ideal for an engaging extra-curricular offering, Ashford Academy offers learners a flexible and balanced curriculum that provides them with options in the National pathway (Zambia Basic Education Course) and the International pathway through Cambridge IGCSE.

We aim to empower all learners with a world-class academic foundation and character education, challenging them to set high expectations for themselves beyond secondary education.

Our philosophy recognises each learner’s individuality in our teaching and learning as a premise for producing a holistic education that complements their talents, experiences, love for learning, and interests.

As an equal opportunity employer, Ashford Academy requires the services of a well-motivated and results-driven individual to be appointed in the position of Boarding House Matron.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • To be aware of the uniform and clothing requirements of pupils.
  • To organize hostel laundry, oversee the repair, alterations and dry cleaning of clothing and beddings
  • Ensure safe storage of pupil belongings
  • Liase with the House Parent and Resident Nurse about pupils who are unwell
  • To respond to medical emergencies and routine checkup by escorting pupils
  • Care, supervision, cleanliness and proper presentations of pupils in hostels
  • Participate in the induction of new pupils admitted to the hostel
  • Ensure pupils observe all hostel schedules including lights out
  • Assist Head of Hostel to undertake the basic Health, Safety and Hygiene induction regularly
  • Maintain order, discipline and respect for all
  • Promote understanding of the school rules and values


  • Experience in a school residential learning environment or in education
  • Minimum Grade 12 certificate
  • A tertiary qualification in guidance and counseling/Psychology is an advantage


  • Possess sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable making decisions and be proactive problems solvers.
  • Comfortable in addressing behavior, working with systems, and acting with initiative and  authority.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

If you are interested in the above vacancy and believe you meet the specified terms, forward your Cover Letter, CV, NRC), and copies of professional qualifications to [email protected]

Please note that applications that will not conform to the above specifications will not be considered.

15th June 2024

To apply for this job email your details to

* Legitimate employers do not ask for payment. Find out more at safe job search tips.