Matrons are responsible for all the household affairs of the residences, hostels, hospices or institutions where they are employed.

Matrons have a very responsible job and have a large personnel corps working under them. They have various assistants and delegate some of their duties such as the responsibility for the upkeep of gardens, furniture and buildings, to them.

They supervise the cleaning of the building, the cooking of meals and the laundry. Matrons control and stock provisions, work out menus (at some institutions), see to it that the kitchen and laundry run smoothly and that all preparations are up to standard.

Matrons are also responsible for the care of the sick people in the hostel or institution and for administration of medicine. Matrons mostly work long hours and usually stay at their workplaces.


  • school, university of technology and university

  • residences (or any other youth residence)

  • children’s homes

  • homes for the aged

  • any other hostels

Getting Started

  • try to obtain vacation work in a hostel or home

  • arrange to speak to a matron about this type of career


Adventist University of Central Africa, Aga Khan University, Aga Khan University (Tanzania), Boitekanelo College, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Chuka University, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Egerton University, Embu University College, Empilweni Education, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Healthnicon SA, Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Kabarak University, Kenya Methodist University, Kenyatta University, Kibogora Polytechnic, Life Healthcare Group, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Mediclinic, Mount Kenya University, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, North-West University, Pwani University College, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Eastern Kenya University, Umma University, University of Eastern Africa Baraton, University of Kabianga, University of Nairobi, University of the Western Cape, Uzima University College

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