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School Nurse - Full-time/Part-time

Earlscliffe , Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-6138-96S
  • Posted:21/09/2021
  • Pay:£30000 (term time only - actual salary)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/09/2021 at 13:00
  • Interviews:To be arranged


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered nurse to join our amazing 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 wellbeing initiative throughout the school.  

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 one week.  Holiday entitlement in respect of 28 days (pro rata) is included within the salary.  No holiday may be taken during term time.  It may be possible to offer the role to two people as a job-share.

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.  You will hold daily clinic sessions for students presenting with ailments to assess whether they can still attend class or require bed rest.  You will then be responsible for attending to them, and monitoring their condition throughout the day.  Meticulous record keeping is essential particularly for the administration of medicines and medical or first aid treatment.

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.

The post is not residential but there may be an occasion for the option or need for some overnight on-call duties.  You will be expected to be available on the telephone out of hours to provide medical advice.  Experience of working in a similar environment would be beneficial but it is not essential.  

If this sounds like the perfect role for you - and you believe you would be an asset to Earlscliffe please complete the application form without delay.  Although a closing date has been added, we reserve the right to close the recruitment process early to secure the right candidate.  An immediate start is available subject to the usual recruitment checks (Enhanced DBS, references, health etc). 


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 five residences.

There are currently 107 students from over 30 nationalities in the school. There are approximately 30 teaching staff (p/t and f/t) and about 65 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 would be delighted to receive your application consisting of an introductory letter and the completed application form please. The application form is your opportunity to sell yourself so please provide a full description of your experience to date. Please explain any gaps in your employment history.

Applications consisting of just a CV may not be considered.

We have added a closing date to our vacancy but we do reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date to secure a candidate if necessary. You are advised to submit your application early to ensure your application is included in our shortlisting process.

Earlscliffe is committed to the safeguarding of our students. All staff undergo an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as the Barred List prior to appointment. Any offer of appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS result, health check and of course, references, one of which must be from your current or most recent Headteacher/employer.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.