School Nurse, Croydon

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Full time School Nurse

Term time plus 5 days 

Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 students between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon yet is on the doorstep of London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our wonderful day and boarding facilities which are being developed further in our ambitious site master plan. Our students, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every student alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to build on this alongside continued academic success to be the family school of choice in South London. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has recently judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time qualified RGN/RSCN/HCPC Paramedic to join a team of 3 motivated and enthusiastic Nurses providing 24 hour high quality primary and emergency healthcare, first aid, wellbeing support to boarding and day students and staff in our recently refurbished Medical Centre. The Centre comprises of 2 surgeries, a Counsellor consulting room, GP surgeries, in-patient facilities for boarding students and an on-call nurses flat. The staff work a 3-week shift pattern which includes 2-3 sleep in/on-call overnight duties per week, and weekend cover for 1 week in 3.

You will join a team of qualified and supportive Nurses who all play an active role in the development, provision and promotion of health and wellbeing for the School community and provide an essential and important part of the welfare and pastoral support within the School. You will work with the Deputy Head; Pastoral, boarding and day house staff, parents, students and external health care agencies in order to provide medical care and support that is second to none.

We welcome candidates from a broad healthcare background with the appropriate experience and qualifications and a genuine interest in working with young people. You should have excellent clinical skills and high professional standards together with a lively, friendly personality, strong empathy with young people, excellent communication skills and be happy to work independently.

We offer excellent benefits which include free meals whilst on duty, free car parking, use of on-site sports facilities including swimming pool/gym/tennis courts, immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover and a discount of up to 50% on School fees

A fully completed application form which includes a supporting statement outlining 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 should be emailed to References may be taken up before interview. Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 26th June 2018. However we reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. Short listed candidates will be contacted by telephone about the selection process. If you have not heard from us by 29th June 2018 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.


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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More about Royal Russell School
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...