Job Description

Salary: £33,785 per annum
Location: Cheltenham

 This is a permanent, full time vacancy that will close in a month at 23:59 GMT.

Dean Close Foundation are looking to appoint a new Health Centre Manager. This is a full-time position working during School term.

A Health Centre Manager is required to oversee the day-to-day management of the Health Centre and pupil healthcare.  The Health Centre provides full-scope medical provision for boarding pupils, many of whom are international, as well as urgent care for all members of the Dean Close community and pitch side first aid for sporting events. Other roles and responsibilities are to include:

  • Ensure the smooth running of the Health Centre in line with the recommended best practice guidelines.
  • Assume responsibility for all aspects of line managing a multidisciplinary team, including recruitment, appraisals, and continuing professional development.
  • Ensure that adequate medical cover and on-call rotas are in place; Rotacloud online software is currently used to manage rotas and shift patterns.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with each School and Foundation department, Overton Park Surgery, and external stakeholders.
  • Professionally address any escalation of concerns from colleagues, parents, and pupils

We are looking for an experience candidate with Management experience, ideally within a multi-disciplinary medical team. Ideally, the successful candidate should have and active professional registration and experience in working with an Educational or Healthcare setting.

Early applications are encouraged, and applicants may be invited to interview prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is appointed before the closing date.  We will request references for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview.

For further details please see the attached job description or contact our recruitment team on 01242 258 000 or for with your query.

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Internal applicants

Please contact the Recruitment Team requesting the internal candidate application form link before starting your application.

Dean Close Foundation is a growing, vibrant and diverse family of independent schools and nurseries, uniting around a shared vision and set of values. These spring from the origins of Dean Close School, which was founded in 1886 in memory of Dean Francis Close, Rector of Cheltenham and educational philanthropist. The Christian ethos of that original school continues today where the aim is that every child should be given the opportunities to flourish, underpinned by its core values of courage, contribution and love which are the guiding principles behind its educational vision. The Foundation currently has five schools and six nurseries within its group, creating a strong community that can share best practice, resources and a secure future.

Dean Close Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.