Job Description

This is an amazing opportunity to join our community on our beautiful site in West Berkshire looking after the medical needs of 600 boarding girls aged 11 – 18.

As a traditional girls’ boarding school with a modern twist, we offer an enriching, caring and creative environment, where every girl is challenged and supported in equal measure. We are currently looking for a School Nurse to join our nursing team where our on-site purpose-built Health Centre operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during term time.

To be successful, you will need to be hold a current NMC Pin and meeting revalidation requirement. Experience of working with young people aged 11 -18 is desirable but not essential. This is an opportunity to get fully involved with the life of this busy boarding school.

You will be covering a variety of shifts including earlies, lates and weekends. Ability to work some night shifts from time to time would be an advantage. As well as working closely with our local GP surgery, this post offers an interesting opportunity for you to get involved in a specialist area relating to the health and wellbeing of girls/young women.

Pay is equivalent to NHS Band 6 and includes enhancements for weekends and unsociable hours. Due to being a term time only post, you benefit from 15 weeks holiday (during school holidays). Other benefits include, meals provided, uniform, CPD opportunities and a wonderful working environment with a warm, friendly, fun, and professional team including nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, and psychotherapists.

For further details, please visit our website Alternatively, please call 01635 204712 or email

Applications should be made via our website portal and must be received by 9.00am on Monday 1st April 2024. Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered upon receipt. We reserve the right to interview/appoint before the closing date.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check (DBS), satisfactory references, and social media checks.

At Downe House, we promote equality of opportunity for all pupils and staff, both current and prospective, and we actively support an environment and culture that values diversity and inclusion.


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