Job Description

Job overview

The role includes health promotion, organisation of immunisations, involvement in PSHE and working alongside teaching staff delivering excellent pastoral care. The School Nurse will be highly motivated, approachable and enthusiastic about working with young people. They will have a registered general nursing qualification with current NMC registration; have relevant experience of working with children along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of the whole school team.

All staff appointed to Kilgraston are expected to contribute fully to the co-curricular and pastoral life of the School, including attending relevant staff meetings. This may occasionally include evenings. E.g. the school Christmas concert or whole school events e.g. x-country runs and sports days. The School expects its staff to contribute whole-heartedly to school life by drawing upon their own interests and enthusiasms.

Key Duties

Health & Safety

· Supervise the medical room (including care of sick, injured and distressed individuals until better and/or further care can be arranged with parents, hospital, dispense drugs as appropriate etc.)

· Liaise with local Health Authority in arranging for them to deliver inoculation programmes.

· Work with teachers to identify children with particular developmental concerns, assess their health status and refer to specialist services where necessary.

· Work with parents, carers, specialist health professionals and others to develop, implement and monitor in-school care plans for pupils with complex health needs and long-term conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, anorexia or eating disorders, etc.) to enable them to attend and benefit from school.

· Implement and maintain arrangements for first-aid provision to comply with statutory requirements, including risk assessment to determine sensible and reasonably the total number of first-aid personnel required, the training of first-aiders, maintenance of records, accident reporting arrangements, statutory notices and first-aid boxes.

· Development of health-related policies, preventive or risk reduction programmes of work around any specifically identified school needs, e.g. nutrition, physical activity, medical checks, teenage pregnancy initiatives, nut allergies, obesity, eating disorders,.

· Support to Head of Pastoral Care in advising trip leaders (identifying potential issues on trips from student medical/trip forms).

· Monitor/maintain and update student medical/health records on school core data base (schoolbase).

· Contribute to the development of School emergency plans include a response to outbreaks of communicable diseases.

· Attend, constructively participate in and prepare reports as required for the school Health and Safety Committee.

Supporting the delivery of Pastoral Care

· Devise and implement strategies to ensure that the most vulnerable pupils and those with particular personal needs/problems (e.g. pupils who are carers, those with diabetes, those self-harming) are identified and appropriately supported.

· Work with staff, parents, carers and pupils to reduce above average absence due to sickness e.g. support work to enable pupils with long term conditions to self-care in school, supporting programmes for those with school phobias.

· Work with teaching staff and the Child Protection Officer to identify and act to safeguard pupils at risk of or suffering from physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. This will include identifying and referring pupils at risk or suffering from maltreatment.

· Monitor student visits to nurse to identify any potential problems which the Head of Pastoral Care and Boarding need to be informed of ASAP.

Health Promotion

· Play an active role in health promotion through the planning, delivery and support of the school PSHE programme, as directed by the Head of pastoral Care and Boarding and PSHE Co-ordinator.


· Advise parents and staff on immunisation programmes and outbreaks of communicable diseases.

· Uphold medical confidentiality in line with legal (common law and statutory) duty of confidentiality to pupils and maintain medical records accurately, confidentially and safely.

· Keep records of all accidents to staff/students and visitors.

Management of Resources

· Ensure that the medical room, residential areas, facilities and first aid kits throughout the school are maintained to meet the school’s requirements.

· Ensure that all dispensed treatment given and all supplies used are recorded; record the dispensing of drugs following drug protocols.

· Ensure that all first aid supplies are in date, replenished to meet minimum requirements by regular inspection of stocks and dispensing records.

Training and Development of self and others

· Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence, keeping up to date with professional, clinical and nursing issues relevant to work in schools.

· Provide training, support and advice for teachers and other staff on specific health needs/issues e.g. use of epi-pens, diabetes care, epilepsy, allergies, substance misuse, head lice, eating disorders, self-harm, asthma and other mental health issues.

General requirements

· All school staff are expected to :

· Work towards and support the school vision and the current school objectives outlined in the School Improvement Plan.

· Support and contribute to the school’s responsibility for safeguarding students.

· Work within the school’s health and safety policy to ensure a safe working environment for staff, students and visitors.

· Work within the School’s Accessibility Policy, GIRFEC Policy and all other policies relating to promoting equality of opportunity for all pupils and staff, both current and prospective.

· Maintain high professional standards of attendance, punctuality, appearance, conduct and positive, courteous relations with pupils, parents and colleagues.

· Engage actively in the performance review process.

· Adhere to policies as set out in the Staff Handbook.

§ Undertake other reasonable duties related to the job purpose required from time to time.

This Job Description is not exhaustive and is subject to regular review.

Line Management

As a member of the operations staff the Nurse will be responsible directly to the Head of Pastoral Care and Boarding as his/her line manager. The Nurse is required to maintain his/her registration with the relevant professional body (NMC) as a condition of this employment.

Terms and Conditions

Due to the demands of the role, any holiday leave must be taken out of term time. The Nurse will be entitled to school holidays.


Pension Scheme

We are entitled to join the Schools occupational scheme operated through Aegon. It is a contributory scheme whereby you must contribute 5% to receive a school contribution of 10%.

Application Process

· Applicants are asked to complete the application form in full, along with a written letter of application (max 2 sides) and return it before the closing date. At interview, candidates will be required to present identify documents and proof of academic/professional qualifications, and of current registration with the NMC.

· All appointments with the School will be subject to two references, and an Enhanced Disclosure, all of which must be satisfactory to the School. In addition the School will contact any former employers in whose employment the applicant has worked or volunteered with children.

Person Specification – attached

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: From £27,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Sick pay


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Perth: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • nursing: 5 years (required)


  • Registered Nurse (RN) (preferred)

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 01/02/2023
Reference ID: Nurse
Expected start date: 17/04/2023

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