Job Description

We are seeking to recruit a positive, warm and enthusiastic individual to join the friendly team at King’s Hawford Prep School as a School Nurse.

If you love being around lively, curious children, would enjoy a role where no two days are the same, and are great at multi-tasking, we’d love to hear from you!

Role and responsibilities

Health and Welfare of Pupils


  • Take responsibility for the school health centre.
  • Manage a school response to accidents and illnesses at school, liaising with parents and the Headmaster, as appropriate.
  • Keep a record of all accidents and illnesses at school.
  • Report to the Headmaster on sickness and accidents, and related health and safety matters.
  • Maintain first-aid equipment at all school locations.
  • Collate and keep all medical records, including details of allergies and any regular medication, and any individual care plans, up to date and easily accessible to authorised persons.
  • Communicate medical information to all school staff as appropriate.
  • Offer first-aid cover at sporting and major school events.
  • Keep, record, and dispense medicines as required.
  • Update relevant policies, in conjunction with the Headmaster, as appropriate.
  • Co-ordinate the first-aid training of staff.

Pastoral Care

  • Assist with the pastoral support of pupils.
  • Be available to pupils and parents at the start and finish of the school day, adopting a proactive pastoral approach.
  • Help with PSHCE when requested.

Supervision of Pupils

  • Supervise sick children awaiting collection.
  • Supervise food distribution at breaks in the Dining Room (with Pre-Prep).


  • Accompany children on outings when permissible.
  • Assist in the School Office on a regular basis, following up any recorded lates or absences in the register with the Form and House Tutors.
  • Assist catering staff with setting up lunch.
  • Ensure all sanitary bins are appropriately located throughout the School, reporting any shortfalls to the cleaning team or the Headmaster.
  • Take responsibility for the School’s lost-property system.
  • Undertake other duties as reasonably requested by the Headmaster.

Safeguarding responsibilities of the successful candidate

Staff are advised to maintain an attitude of “it could happen here and probably is” as far as safeguarding is concerned and should always act in the best interest of the child.

All staff are expected to actively promote and safeguard the welfare of all pupils. As this post involves significant contact with children and the postholder will be responsible for children, they will be considered to be in regulated activity and must report any concerns in a timely manner.

All staff must also attend annual safeguarding training and have proper regard for the School’s safeguarding policy and procedures.

Person Specification

Qualifications required

  • Holder of First Aid Certificate (essential).
  • Holder of Paediatric First Aid Certificate (desirable, training will be provided if necessary).

Knowledge and experience

  • Experience in provision of Independent School Health Care (desirable).
  • Experience/background in nursing or paramedics with an awareness of allergy, care and administration of medicines, dietary issues, childhood illnesses (desirable).
  • Familiarity with childhood medication issues (desirable).
  • Experience of record keeping (desirable).
  • Experience of working with children (desirable).

Essential skills and personal attributes required

  • Approachable to young children and adults alike.
  • Kind and caring manner.
  • The ability to respond to a medical emergency competently, effectively, and calmly.
  • The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children, families, and colleagues.
  • The ability to prioritise, multi-task, and work efficiently.
  • Common sense, patience, and a good sense of humour.
  • Discretion and confidentiality.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness.
  • Cheerful nature.
  • Flexibility.

Hours of work

This is a permanent, part-time, term-time only role, 15.5 hours per week, over two days. The School Nurse will start work at 8:00am and finish at 4:15pm, with breaks to be agreed. It will be important that the School Nurse’s breaks do not coincide with games or pupils’ breaks, as these are times when there is the greatest risk of injury to pupils. Precise details of the shape of the working day will be agreed with the School Nurse and it is envisaged that there will be a flexible approach, assisting in the School Office when appropriate.

Start date: 15th April 2024

How to apply

Please read the applicant information booklet for full details. To apply, candidates should complete the TES online application form. Enquiries about the role can be sent to the HR team at

Closing date for applications: 9am, Wednesday 28th February 2024

The King’s Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a self-declaration form in relation to any criminal record or information that may make you unsuitable to work with children, and will be subject to an online search.

In order to provide our pupils with a well-rounded and enriched educational experience that is truly representative of the world in which they grow up in, the King’s Foundation strives to place equity, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do, ensuring that we build a community which is truly representative of all backgrounds and experiences. As such we believe that we will do that best if our employees come from different backgrounds and if we create an environment of inclusion and belonging for them.

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Source: School Nurse, Worcestershire – Tes Jobs