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School Medical Officer

Avanti Fields SchoolLeicester

Job Description

We are looking for a First Aid trained individual to manage the medical room, and provide first aid for Key Stage 3 & 4 students. This exciting role requires a first aider who has experience treating students aged 11-16 and who is able to provide emergency care when necessary.

As a School Medical Officer you will be working with other nominated First Aiders to ensure that every child is given the appropriate care, promoting healthy lifestyles and managing the medical supply room. A Level 3 First Aid qualification (or the equivalent) is essential in order to be considered for this role.

Avanti Fields School is a new all-through school which welcomed the first intake of Year 7 students in September 2018. The school is rapidly expanding, and will grow year by year to a full cohort of 1,320. This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues its journey to outstanding.

Avanti Fields is a Hindu-designated faith school, part of the growing family of Avanti schools. However, staff and students at Avanti Fields School do not originate from any specific faith background. Applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none; they will, however, be expected to be in full sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School.

The staff team at Avanti Fields School is passionate about our school and are relentlessly focused on improving the achievement and opportunities for all our students. All staff that work at the school will need to subscribe to our ethos and values and seek to improve and develop their own practice and performance for the benefit of our students. This is a unique opportunity to help develop a new and innovative school which is driven by three key elements for both students and staff:

  • Educational excellence
  • Character formation
  • Spiritual insight

As a genuine all-through school, we are in the position to make a long term, lasting and positive impact on our students’ lives.  The behaviour of learners in our schools is excellent and our parents, carers and students are highly aspirational.

We believe in high expectations, challenge and support to enable our students to understand and develop into the best version of themselves. Through coaching and time allocated to professional development, we support our staff to excel in creating a highly successful learning environment for our students and we are an ambitious team who strive to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations.

What will you do?

  • To provide first-line medical assistance to students and staff
  • To be responsible for the delivery of assessment and treatment of minor illness and injuries
  • To deliver care within the boundaries of the role, focusing on student well-being and health education
  • To identify, implement and evaluate individual health care plans for students with medical conditions
  • To monitor work area and practices to ensure they are safe and free from hazards and conform to health, safety and security legislation, policies and guidelines
  • To take part in the school’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please download the Job Description.

What are we looking for?

  • A First Aid at Work Qualification
  • Administrative and organisational skills
  • Empathy and the ability to work with pupils
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and to use discretion in dealing with sensitive information
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, friendly and helpful
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Please see the Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for the role.

Further information

Pre-employment checks
Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.
Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion
We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.
Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

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