Head Nurse, Croydon, Surrey

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon, Surrey

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £36,264 per annum (within Band 7 RCN scales)
Contract term: Permanent

Head Nurse 

(Term Time +4)

Triweekly shift pattern

£36,264 per annum (within Band 7 RCN scales)

Royal Russell School educates over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18 and is situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has recently judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas.

The Medical Centre provides 24/7 medical care and health services to boarders and day pupils across the School and a limited service to staff; it is integral to the health and wellbeing of pupils. The School Doctor operates GP surgeries for the boarders (under the NHS) at the Medical Centre twice a week. 

We are seeking to appoint a Head Nurse with overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the facility to ensure the highest levels of care for pupils, with responsibility for the strategic development of the Medical Centre following best practice guidelines from the Royal College of Nursing, Boarding Schools Association and other regulatory bodies as necessary.

The Head Nurse is part of the Operational Support Team, and on a daily basis reports to the Deputy Head (Pastoral), who is responsible for the pastoral wellbeing of all students. The Head Nurse will be responsible for the line management of 2 Registered Nurses (including a Nurse Practitioner), 2 Bank nurses and 1 Health Care Assistant.

In addition to the benefit of working with a friendly and dedicated team in our beautiful green parkland estate in this historic School, we offer:- 

  • 30 days (6 weeks) paid holiday plus 8 public holidays (pro rata for term-time/part-time posts), 
  • free meals during shift times,
  • free life insurance cover and access to a pension scheme with employer contributions, 
  • free parking, 
  • easy access to transport links (Coombe Lane tram stop served by the New Addington tram is opposite the School entrance), 
  • use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym facilities, free of charge, 
  • a discount of up to 50% on School fees (85% discount for wrap around care before and after school during term-time) and 50% discount with Holiday Drop-Off during School holiday periods, and 

Please visit http://www.royalrussell.co.uk/vacancies for further details about our School, the role and the application process. To apply, you will need to submit a fully completed application form, taking care to ensure that your supporting statement outlines the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer, to hr@royalrussell.co.uk. References may be taken up before interview. Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 Noon On Friday 23rd November 2018. Interviews will be held week commencing 26th November 2018. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...