Job Description

School Nurse

Full time

Term time plus 4 weeks during in the school holidays

Non-teaching role

February 2024

Kent College Pembury is seeking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic and highly efficient School Nurse. The School Nurse will be responsible for providing an effective, high quality service of medical care to pupils and first aid to all members of Kent College Pembury community. The successful candidate will be a Registered General Nurse with previous experience of working with children and should have the ability to relate well to pupils from all age ranges.

The School Nurse, in conjunction with the wider pastoral team, is designed to meet a wide range of day-to-day needs. From meeting the physical needs of some pupils and the administration of first aid, to guiding pupils who might need emotional support, the role is a varied but a vital one in our whole school community.

The normal hours of duty are term time from 8.00am to 4.45pm, Monday to Friday.

The successful applicant should expect to become embedded in the life of the school and there will be opportunities to engage with different departments and teams, as well as developing your own skills through training opportunities.

Kent College Pembury operates its own salary scale. The position will be based on based on Band 6 Nursing Scale. (£37,350 per annum)

We are delighted to welcome applications from candidates who share our core values and who are able to contribute to our continued future success. We recruit staff of the highest calibre who will inspire, support and challenge the pupils, and fellow colleagues, to achieve their full potential.


Closing date: 8 December 2023 by Midday


The completed application form, including the names and addresses of two referees, CV and a letter of application should be sent to the Head, Miss Katrina Handford.

Candidates are encouraged to apply well before the deadline. We reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date.


References will be taken up prior to interview. One of the referees should normally be the applicant’s current or most recent employer. The post requires the highest level of clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

Kent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointees must be prepared to undergo child protection screening Child Protection and welfare are taken very seriously at Kent College, with guidelines on confidentiality and staff-pupil relationship procedures well-publicised to staff. 

All gaps of employment are to be accounted for and rigorously investigated. Referees are contacted to ensure the validity of the reference. Testimonials are not acceptable in place of confidential references.


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