Job Description

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced and registered Nurse to join our friendly and thriving Health care team, providing a high standard of medical and pastoral care to our students.

The successful candidate will be a strong team player but also able to work independently. You will be approachable, flexible, self-motivated and passionate about working with children. Ideally, you will have experience of school nursing and some experience in supporting young people.

A recognised Nursing qualification is essential, along with demonstrable experience as a Nursing practitioner. Awareness and training in mental health is desirable, as is previous experience of working within a School setting.

The Health Centre is situated on the school site and supports students with pastoral and medical needs. It is a hive of activity and the role of School Nurse is part of a large multidisciplinary team. The role reports to the Sister in Charge within a team consisting of Nurses, Mental Health Practitioners, Overnight Matrons, a Counsellor and a Physiotherapist.

Band 5 salary.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and provide appropriate nursing care for pupils admitted to the Health Centre in accordance with the Doctors’ instructions and good medical practice
  • Provide emergency medical care in a prompt and professional manner when required
  • Organise Doctors’ and Nurses’ surgeries in an effective and timely manner
  • Support with the pastoral care of pupils
  • Assist with the promotion of health education across the School
  • Support students struggling with their Mental Health
  • Assist with the administration of Immunisation programmes within the School
  • Put into operation procedures for the control of infectious diseases when this is appropriate
  • Provide first aid cover at sports fixtures as required
  • Keep and maintain detailed and accurate medical records in a confidential and secure way
  • Maintain records of drugs dispensed
  • Complete Accident forms as appropriate
  • Arrange for safe disposal of clinical waster
  • Take part in health promotion events and delivery of PHSEE

Equal Opportunities Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age. Candidates will be assessed against relevant criteria only (i.e. skills, qualifications, abilities, experience) in selection and recruitment. If you have a disability and require any assistance with the application process, please contact

Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If you are shortlisted for interview the HR team may carry out an online search via Google to check presence and activity, as part of the School’s due diligence. Any formal offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks as part of the School’s due diligence, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. These include ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references, a successful enhanced DBS check, and a satisfactory online 3rd party online & social media search.

Taunton School is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subsequent amendments. You are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which would otherwise be considered as ‘spent’. All applicants must therefore declare all previous convictions and cautions, including those that would normally be considered “spent”, except those that are classed as protected offences. It is a condition of employment that the employee should not have been convicted of a criminal offence against children, nor have been dismissed from or resigned from a previous employer for misconduct of a similar nature.

Closing Date
The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am Friday 17th November, however please note that early applications are encouraged as they will be reviewed as received, and the vacancy may close early should a successful appointment be made.

Interviews will be arranged for w/c 20th November.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. Due to numbers of applications received for our roles, we do not provide feedback at this stage.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £14,405.82 per year

Expected hours: 22 per week


  • Bereavement leave
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift
  • Overtime


  • nursing: 1 year (required)


  • Registered Nurse (RN) (required)

Work Location: In person

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