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School Nurse - Occupational Health

William Henry Smith SchoolBoothroyd Lane, Brighouse, Calderdale

 [NJC Scale point 20 to 28 £25,295 to £31,381 (pro-rata)  dependent upon experience/qualifications

Part time – 25 hours per week term time  (plus one week learning and development)

The William Henry Smith School is a non-maintained residential special school for boys aged 5-19 experiencing complex Social, Emotional, and Mental Health challenges (SEMH). Our students have a breadth of special educational needs, including learning difficulty and disability. We are a not for profit charitable organisation providing ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ education, therapy and care. Our vision is to ensure opportunities for success are provided through a diverse programme of bespoke individual learning pathways and life skills across the 24 hour curriculum which serve to develop resilience and skills for life-long learning, happiness and an improved quality of life. The school has a strong ethos and culture, built upon firm foundations that underpins all our work on improving quality of life outcomes for our students and their families, through our strong focus on keyworking, developing relationships with students and partnerships with parents and carers. 

‘Staff create mutual trust and respect for all. They promote an innovative programme of care. It centres on creating a good quality of life. This helps children learn to live together with their friends and with staff. (Ofsted 2020).

We are looking to recruit a School Nurse - Occupational Health to provide advice in the care and wellbeing of the workforce (and families), protecting and promoting good health and preventing illness through proactive measures. To ensure professional support to all employees at the school in respect of health supervision, risk assessments and provide treatment on accidents /illness to staff within the school and to liaise with external agencies where appropriate, maintaining accurate risk assessments and records. Working alongside the School nurse to provide an enthusiastic and motivated approach to keeping a healthy workforce and school community, ensuring the health and wellbeing of the whole school staff. You will be able to expand skills and knowledge in this area of occupational health by understanding the impact health can have on work and work can have on someone’s health. You will work in a supportive partnership with the current School nurse playing a crucial role in providing a compassionate, professional service that is instrumental in the care of the whole school team. 

The successful candidate will: 

• Have the ability to develop positive and sustainable relationships with staff workforce

• Embrace and support the school’s Quality of Life and Positive Behaviour Support ethos 

• Have a positive attitude and mind-set, embracing the positive physical and mental health and wellbeing ethos. This includes role modelling self-care and reflection as part of our wider curriculum

• Have the ability to promote and celebrate diversity, collaboration, and equality in the school at all times

• Demonstrate resilience, motivation and commitment

• Have excellent excellent organisational and communication skills, and a flexible approach.

In return we offer:

• A competitive defined contribution pension scheme

• An employee assistance healthcare cashback plan

• Remote Working Technology  

• A full induction programme, including an outstanding network of support 

• A learning and development programme and CPD

• A staff wellbeing programme

• Assistance with childcare savings and cycle to work scheme

• Subscription to Head  Space and Perks at Work online apps

• Will pay 50% towards the cost of branded workwear

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service background check (you are applying for a position working in regulated activity). We are also committed to promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children, young people and staff and reflect life in Modern Britain. 

For further information on this post please contact Sonia Stewart, HR Manager at the following email address: Application packs can be requested by email from 

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