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School Nurse

Bedales SchoolHampshire

Job Details

The health centre provides a high standard of health care and welfare support for our Day and Boarding students aged 13–18 years. We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic registered nurse to join our team for a fixed-term period from 7 March 2022 to 31 March 2023. The role includes management of minor injuries and illness, health promotion, student emotional support and any other health advice, such as sexual health, immunisations and assisting with GP clinics.

Experience & Background

The successful applicant will be a registered nurse either on part 8 or 15 of the NMC register with relevant post registration experience. Knowledge and experience of the care of adolescents is essential. A&E, mental health nursing experience or school nursing experience is particularly desirable. 

This post is in Regulated Activity.

Hours of Work

The post is for 35.5 hours per week including 2 evenings and overnight on call shift, please see the proposed rota on the terms and conditions.  In addition you will be required to work 1 weekend in 3 per month on a rota basis.  

The post is term time only, 36.5 weeks per annum and will be required to participate in the on-call provision as detailed. A separate payment will be made for weekend and on-call services.


£23,386 annual salary based on the above hours and weeks of work.


Our benefits include free on-site parking, a funded healthcare cash plan, pension with Royal London, Salary Extras Benefits Platform, Lifeworks employee assistance programme and free lunch and breakfast provided during term time.

How to Apply 

For further details on how to apply, please visit the recruitment portal on the Bedales Schools website: 

Closing date: 9:00am, Tuesday 4 January 2022

Interview date: Friday 14 January 2022

Pre-Appointment Checks

All candidates will undergo a Safeguarding Suitability Interview and application for an Enhanced DBS and Barred List check and be asked to provide evidence they are eligible to work in the UK, on an on-going basis, at the shortlist stage of the selection process.

Safeguarding Statement

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

Candidates will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Prohibition from Teaching Checks, Prohibition from Management Checks.

The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include: 

  • safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; 
  • fostering a culture of openness, safety, equality and protection; 
  • providing a safe and welcoming environment where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to; 
  • playing a key role in prevention of harm and an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may indicate a child is at risk of harm;  
  • when concerned about the welfare of a pupil, acting in the best interests of the pupil. 

All staff have a key role to play in identifying concerns early and in providing help for children and are expected to act in accordance with the School Safeguarding & Child Protection Policies.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job candidates to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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