Job Description

Salary: Total salary package of up to FTE £55,419 per annum for working 44.124 weeks per year – Term Time Only, negotiable )

Hours: 36 hours per week, all year round (however Term Time only working or Term Time Plus working will be considered)

Location: Based at Camberwell for 2 days and flexibly across all Orchard Hill College centres

An exciting opportunity has emerged at Orchard Hill College (OHC) to reshape the nursing service within a specialist College. We are seeking a committed clinician who is eager to enhance their leadership abilities, support team proficiency, and ensure greater efficiency. You will leverage your professional expertise to guide decision-making, advancing outcomes for both students and staff. This role will also involve supervising and providing advice on complex cases.

What’s in it for you? / Why Should You Apply? 

You will work as one of five Clinical Leads (including Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; Creative Arts Therapies and SALT) along with the Deputy Head of Integrated Services. As a result of this well-established multi-disciplinary team, you will have access to and be part of a highly supportive working environment which in turn will allow you to develop your leadership and multi-disciplinary working skills. As part of this newly established position, you will take charge of the nursing team, drive service development, and uphold clinical governance and professional standards for all college stakeholders including students and their families/carers. With professional accountability, you will offer clinical supervision in your specialised area and provide clear clinical leadership and development, aligning with the College curriculum to ensure learning experiences are tailored to support each student’s growth.

We are looking for a passionate clinician who is seeking to develop their leadership skills in order to drive forward team competency, effectiveness and efficiency and have the ability to use your professional knowledge and experience to influence decision making processes in order to improve outcomes for our students and staff.

You will continue to work in conjunction with the IS team, lecturing staff, promoting good health and wellbeing in all students by contributing to the development and implementation of the College’s health care practice. You will be expected to provide a high-quality service to our students to ensure that all individuals ‘can learn and achieve.’ You will also provide a health link to our Academy schools as required.

You must have:

  • First Level Nursing qualification, and significant experience of practicing at Band 7 Level.
  • Experience of effectively leading/managing a nursing team.
  • Ability to provide clinical expertise and to manage others in the delivery of effective assessments and interventions relevant to adults with learning difficulties.
  • Ability to effectively manage a complex caseload.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as an independent practitioner.
  • Experience of mentoring/ teaching other staff including teaching staff, apprentices and student nurses
  • A desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students with SEND and are committed to supporting both staff and students alike in maximising their potential within our curriculum.

We can offer you:

  • Competitive pension scheme (LGPS)
  • 40 days annual leave (to be taken in the school holidays)
  • A supportive multi-disciplinary team and lots of opportunities for S
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and practice through training and other CPD opportunities
  • Involvement in offering student placements, research and clinical development
  • Comprehensive wellbeing programme including; ride2work, counselling referrals and wellbeing sessions.
  • Both Electric Car and Home Electronic schemes

To apply for this role you will be redirected to our online TES portal. If you have any queries, please contact

For more information about the role and an informal chat or visit, please contact Shikara Rajballi (Deputy Head of Integrated Services) on 07983 589 596 or Craig Van de Velde (Deputy Head of OHC) on 07870889249

Closing Date for Applications:  24.04.24

Interview Date: WC 6.05.24

OHC&AT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.