School Nurse, Croydon, Surrey

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon, Surrey

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £32,555 pa
Contract term: Permanent

School Nurse  

(Term Time +5) 

Triweekly shift pattern 


Royal Russell School educates over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18 and is situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London.  We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England.  Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. 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 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 and in-patient facilities for boarding students. The rota does include night shifts for which an on-call nurses flat is provided from which staff provide waking cover when there are in-patients. Term time is a maximum of 36 weeks so you will benefit from long holidays and an average three days off a week.  

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, immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover and a discount of up to 50% on School fees (pro-rata for part time/term time staff). You will be working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, and have use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym facilities.   

Please visit for further details about our School, the role and the application process. To apply, you will need to submit a fully completed application form, taking care to ensure that your supporting statement outlines 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, to References may be taken up before interview. Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 16th July 2018. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.   

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...