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School Nurse - Term Time

Earlscliffe Independent Sixth Form College, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-6138-144S
  • Posted:21/03/2023
  • Pay:£30,000-£38000
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/03/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be arranged


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered nurse to join our fabulous team at Earlscliffe.  As School Nurse, we will expect you to provide a first class standard of medical, health and pastoral service for our students and develop the well-being initiative throughout the school.  There will also be the opportunity for the successful candidate to be the Mental Health Lead at Earlscliffe.

The role involves daily liaison with our residential and other pastoral staff, assessing the needs of our students and using a problem-solving approach to reach clinical, therapeutic and prescribing decisions.  Although working within this supportive pastoral team, you also need to be comfortable in taking the initiative where appropriate or necessary.  The hours are 42.5 per week, term time only plus three weeks (35 weeks per year), however, there is an opportunity for additional work if required. Holiday entitlement in respect of 28 days (pro rata) is included within the salary.  No holiday may be taken during term time. 

As an organisation we aim to care for all of our student's needs, physical, social and emotional, and our NMC registered nurse should have up to date qualifications and registration, together with good leadership skills.  You will also need to have excellent ICT skills. You should be enthusiastic and flexible - no two days are the same here at Earlscliffe. 

We have a strong team of staff who are caring, supportive and who all work with a determination to be exceptional in all that they do.  This is supported by excellent CPD opportunities, a supportive leadership team and excellent employee benefits.

Experience of working in a similar environment would be beneficial but it is not essential.  


Information about the school

Earlscliffe was founded as an independent, day and boarding, sixth form college in 2012 and recently joined the Dukes Education group of elite educational establishments.

Earlscliffe is fully co-educational, educating boys and girls from 15-19yrs and currently all of our students, except three day students, are full boarding and are accommodated within our six residences.

There are currently 130 students from over 30 nationalities in the school. There are approximately 35 teaching staff (p/t and f/t) and about 75 employees in total. We also operate Easter and Summer School courses throughout the vacation periods.

We offer a gold standard A-level programme in traditional subjects providing the best academic preparation for entry into the world's most competitive universities.

Earlscliffe offers a personalised education like no other college of its kind, drawing on the traditions and methods of Oxbridge colleges, top public schools, Ivy League universities and innovative best practice.

Since its opening in 2012, Earlscliffe has gone from strength to strength, having achieved ‘The Telegraph’ national ranking of No. 38 out of 4,303 schools teaching A-level.

Visit www.earlscliffe.co.uk for more information.

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

At Earlscliffe we are deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and expect all Staff and Volunteers to share this commitment. All necessary Safeguarding checks will be undertaken which must have satisfactory outcomes, otherwise the conditional job offer may be withdrawn. Details of the checks that will be undertake can be found at: Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2022.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2022, as part of the shortlisting process the School reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence. Any relevant information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children will be discussed with the applicant.

This role has been assessed as working in regulated activity and is subject to an Enhanced DBS plus Children’s Barred List Check.

It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Positions at the school are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to a post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). DBS Filtering guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website. DBS Guidance

At Earlscliffe we are committed to ensuring that throughout our recruitment and selection process, no applicant will be disadvantaged or discriminated against because of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

For further details on the School's child protection policy, please see our school website.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.