Job Description

School Nurse

We are looking to employ a passionate, committed, and enthusiastic School Nurse to join our dedicated team of staff from January 2024.

The role of the School Nurse is critical to the running of the School and the successful candidate will create a warm and positive atmosphere in which children and staff feel safe and supported. At Belhaven our staff and pupils aspire to three core values – Courtesy, Courage and Creativity and pupils and families benefit from a staff who are dedicated, accomplished, talented and appreciated. Above all, we are passionate about what we do and where we do it – it is an inspirational place in which to live and to learn.

The main role of the Nurse at Belhaven Hill School is to provide the first point of contact for any nursing treatment, including First Aid, to children and/or staff and to act as ‘first responder’ in a medical emergency. Also significant is the provision of pastoral care and guidance to the children, whilst working closely within a team which includes other matrons, house parents and teaching staff. Together, this helps to create a safe, warm and supportive environment within the school and boarding houses and to maintain standards set by the school.

At all times, the Nurse must provide a level of care and concern that one would expect if the children were their own. The children should feel free to chat informally and treat the Nurse as a maternal figure. At the same time, staff and parents should be reassured of the professionalism of the Nurse, trusting that they will make decisions in the light of the latest medical guidance and practice.

There are several categories into which the responsibilities of the Nurse fall. These are outlined in the Information Pack but include the provision of First Aid, liaising with local medical practices and community teams, the administration and supervision of medication, direct contact with parents and staff to ensure clarity of communication channels, guidance to boarding and pastoral staff and the keeping of records.

Please download our Information Pack to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

Please note that all applicants must hold Registered Nurse status.

Closing date: 20th November 2023

The start date for the new role is 3rd January 2024.

Application forms and a job description are available above or available by telephoning 01368 862785.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. A copy of the School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available to download from the School’s website  Please take the time to read this document.

It is the policy of this School to employ the best qualified personnel and to provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, religion or religious belief, disability or age.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £28,000.00-£33,000.00 per year


  • Discounted or free food
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Dunbar, EH42 1NN: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • nursing: 3 years (required)


  • Registered Nurse (RN) (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 20/11/2023
Expected start date: 03/01/2024

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