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Hurstpierpoint College is a successful independent school, and a significant medium-sized enterprise in mid- Sussex with around 450 employees and a turnover of some £30 million pa. It is both a stimulating and a pleasant place to work.

The College is amongst the most successful independent schools in Sussex. It is co-educational and comprises a Senior School, Preparatory School, and Pre-Prep with over 1,200 pupils. Over half the pupils in the Senior School are boarders (flexi or part-time).

We are seeking to recruit a School Nurse to work as part of our Medical Centre Team. The primary function of the jobholder will be to provide safe and up to date first aid and medical care of pupils at the College in line with the College’s First Aid Policy and in accordance with the published National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools.



  • Working as part of a team to ensure there is cover as necessary in the Medical Centre.
  • Undertaking the triage, diagnosis, treatment and/or referral of injuries and illnesses in accordance with agreed protocols.
  • Providing emergency care to pupils and, where necessary, staff and visitors to the College.
  • Providing nursing advice to House and College staff as requested.
  • Facilitate the organisation of routine vaccination programmes in liaison with West Sussex Immunisation Team, and maintaining appropriate records as necessary.
  • Detailed knowledge of and adherence to Child Protection Protocols within the College, discussing any concerns with the Senior Nurse and the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • Providing ‘back-up’ first aid support during sporting events, as and when required to do so, in liaison with Player Welfare Team.
  • Acting as one of the College’s designated First Aiders under H & S legislation.
  • Supervising the surgeries held by the College doctor(s) and the College counsellors.
  • Arranging outpatient visits for pupils, as and when required.
  • Ensuring medical supplies are maintained in date and in specified quantities.
  • Providing other health-care related services, as required, to ensure an outstanding level of care is maintained at all times, as well as accepting named nurse responsibilities for pupils with complex needs.

Health Records and Education:

  • Documenting accurately all consultations and communications regarding pupils, staff & visitors.
  • Ensuring the safe storage and administration of medicines according to NMS guidelines, and maintaining appropriate records as necessary.
  • Promoting Health Education throughout the College and on an individual basis.


  • Attending training courses, as and when required (including in the College holidays) and College Inset Days, in order to meet the CPD & Revalidation requirements for registered nurses as set down by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Confidentiality & Communication
  • Ensuring the maintenance of confidentiality at all times.
  • Liaising regularly with the Clinical Lead and Medical Centre Manager on Medical Centre issues, reading the weekly team brief and attending any meetings, as required.
  • Liaising regularly with the College Doctor.
  • Liaising with the parents and house parents when necessary.
  • Providing high levels of communications with House Parents and Matrons.

Candidates should be qualified to a minimum of RN1 level and be registered with the NMC.

Working hours:

The Medical Centre is operational Monday to Friday, 7.30 am-7.00 pm, term time only. This post is offered to work 2 days per week (10 hours per day) plus the opportunity for additional Bank hours to cover Study Leave and sickness.


£41,284 FTE (£17,131 p.a. for 2 days per week TTO + 1 week). Salaries are reviewed annually.

Additional benefits:

Free lunches are available during term time and there is parking on site.

Membership of the College’s contributory pension scheme with The Pensions Trust.

Child care vouchers and BUPA private medical scheme which employees can subscribe to. Use of College facilities- library, gym and swimming pool.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Pay: £17,131.00 per year

Expected hours: 20 per week


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Do you hold an RN 1?

Work Location: In person

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