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Boarding Health and Wellbeing Lead

Steyning Grammar SchoolWest Sussex

Steyning Grammar School is a unique successful and dynamic learning community with our ‘Journey to Excellence’ built on traditions of excellence and highest expectations, combined with a commitment to innovating and new thinking – supporting our students in being the best they can be in preparing them for their futures.  In joining us, you will benefit from being part of a multi-academy trust offering the support of experienced colleagues across the Bohunt Education Trust schools where there are greater opportunities for career progression for those with both potential and aspirations.

The Post
Steyning Grammar School’s wellbeing and health centre provides a high standard of wellbeing, health care, and welfare support for our students. 

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic professionally qualified Boarding Health and Wellbeing Lead to join our team providing a holistic approach to the care of students, which includes the promotion of good wellbeing and health; working with internal and external professionals to secure the effective delivery of physical and mental health care to young people well enough to remain in boarding provision; the development and maintenance of best practice in wellbeing and healthcare for young people; and where needed, minor injury assessment. 

Suitable applicants will be registered nurses on part 1 of the NMC register with relevant post-registration experience and possess a specialist practitioner school nurse qualification. 

Alternative professional health care qualifications may be considered, where supported by relevant certification and experience in the provision of health and wellbeing services to young people in a residential setting. Knowledge and experience of any of the following will be advantageous but not mandatory:

- Supporting and promoting wellbeing and healthcare in young people;
- providing first aid; and
- the care of children with chronic illnesses will be advantageous.

Informal discussions about the opportunity are welcomed. Please telephone Tom Leighton (Director of Boarding) 01903 817601 or email

Salary scale – £27000-£31000 (pro rata)
Onsite accommodation may be available by negotiation.
Full time hours 37.5 hours - 42 weeks per year.
Shift pattern 07:45-09:00 and by negotiation thereafter.

Steyning Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.   

Due to the nature of this job, if you are successful in your application you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service with barred lists check. This will be done by means of applying for a DBS certificate through the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions, spent or unspent.

If you would like to apply for this position, please complete an application form and return it to by 9 am, Monday 13 December 2021.  We also require a full and complete CV, spanning the time from when you left school up to the present time.  Arrangements for the interview process will be confirmed to the successful applicant in due course.

Interview will be held on Thursday 16 December 2021.

Two references are required for all candidates, one of whom must be your current or most recent significant employer.  Please advise us if you do not wish a referee to be contacted prior to the interview, it is important that you indicate this alongside the referee’s details on the application form.

Please kindly note, I will only contact you again if your name appears on our short list.

Steyning Grammar School is proud to be part of Bohunt Education Trust and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

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