School Nurse, Torbay

Closing date:

Torquay Girls' Grammar SchoolTorbay

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £27,905 to £30,507 (£22,067 to £24,127 actual)
Contract term: Permanent

35 hours a week, 38 weeks pa (term time)

The Role

Our outstanding school requires a permanent School Nurse to have day-to-day responsibility for providing medical care and first aid in the school. You will: have oversight of arranging vaccinations; work with the school to ensure that high quality health education is delivered to pupils; deliver  training for staff; ensure that the school is compliant with regards to the Health & Safety of pupils and staff.

What We're Looking For

  • Registered Nurse (RN or RN Child), preferably with a School Nursing Qualification
  • Experience of Health Education
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Please see our Person Specification and Job Description for more information.

TGGS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Why Work With Us? 

There is a range of social activities for staff, with end-of-term socials at a variety of local venues and a regular Friday Club where staff meet for coffee, tea and biscuits. Staff meet for annual celebrations such as Christmas mulled wine, our carol service, concerts, plays and productions; there are end-of-term staff lunches. 

There is a strong House Culture and all new members of staff are assigned to one of our five Houses. You will then have the opportunity to take part in the wide variety of house activities including staff vs students sports, fundraising activities, Sponsored Walk and the House Shout. 

The new Sports Hall provides a fitness suite, with £50,000 of machines, and is free for staff use. During the summer holidays staff teams have completed the 3 Peaks Challenge and the Perambulation of Dartmoor.

You will have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme. 

We are proud to declare that we do not suffer a gender pay gap amongst our excellent teaching and support staff, and offer excellent CPD opportunities with our school culture. 

Join us educating bright, motivated students in a beautiful part of the country. 

Further information about the school can be obtained from our Website 

Life in Torquay

Torquay’s position makes it convenient for the outstanding natural beauty of both Dartmoor and the South Devon coast. The beaches of the county are some of the best of the country and you can get away from the stresses of life by walking on the rugged moors. The beautiful cathedral city of Exeter is on your doorstep as is the City of Plymouth with its rich maritime history. Both of these have excellent new shopping centres. There is a unanimous feeling among staff that the area is a wonderful place to bring up children.

Application Process

To apply please click on the link Quick Apply button below and complete the Application Form. Please ensure that the supporting statement addresses the requirements in the Person Specification.

References will be taken up for all shortlisted applicants, and the successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and other employment checks.

Telephone: 01803 613215


Closing Date: Noon, Monday 25th November 2019

Interviews: week commencing 25th November 

More about Torquay Girls' Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7DY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1803 613215
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