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Head Sister

Head Sister

Summer Fields School


Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
10 November 2017

Job overview

Summer Fields is a boarding and day preparatory school for approximately 240 boys currently aged 8 to 13 years. The school is situated in Summertown, two miles north of the centre of Oxford and has 70 acres of superb grounds. Summer Fields has always held a strong academic tradition and each year boys pass Common Entrance and regularly win major scholarships to the top Public Schools in the country.  A new Pre-Prep for boys aged 4 to 7 is due to open in September 2018.

The school Medical Centre is located at the heart of the school and provides a 24 hour nursing service for both pupils and staff. There is a bright and cheerful clinic room, a private consultation room as well as a cosy in-patient area for pupils who require admission. The Head Sister has overall responsibility for the day-to-day health matters in the school with the assistance of a team of highly experienced nurses. The school GPs hold twice weekly surgeries in the school and they are also on call to deal with emergencies.

We are looking to recruit a Head Sister to oversee the management and strategic development of our Medical Centre. This is a key role within the school and the ideal candidate will have substantial experience of managing a small team and of change management. Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to relate to, communicate with boys and parents/guardians are essential qualities for this role. The successful candidate will be a registered nurse with experience in primary care and the treatment of minor injuries and minor illnesses. Experience of children's nursing is a requirement for this role and boarding school nursing experience would be an advantage.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a prestigious independent school in a beautiful location in Summertown. Benefits include a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, an employee assistance programme, free parking and access to a childcare voucher scheme.

Full details are available on our website: or from the HR Manager on 01865 459238.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th November 2017

Summer Fields is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Boarding and day preparatory school for approximately 240 boys aged 8 - 13 years.

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+44 1865 454433

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Summer Fields is a full-boarding and day school for boys aged 4 - 13 years. The school is situated in Summertown, two miles north of the centre of Oxford and has 70 acres of grounds going down to the River Cherwell. The School was founded in 1864 and it has since been a Charitable Trust with a Board of Governors since 1955. There has been extensive development over the last 15 years and the School is thriving. Summer Fields is a special community and we are proud of the academic achievements of boys of all abilities. Each year the boys pass Common Entrance and regularly win scholarships to the top Public Schools, including Eton, Harrow, Radley and Winchester.

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