Job Description

We are recruiting for a compassionate and experience registered nurse who is able to provide a high standard of medical and pastoral care to our pupils.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of school nursing and some experience in supporting young people with their mental health would be desirable. The Health Centre is situated on the school site and supports pupils and staff 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 five nurses, two mental health practitioners, one counsellor, three overnight matrons and a physiotherapist.

Our School ethos is one of a shared responsibility and positive contribution from all to the life and work of this busy community. This is what makes Taunton School such a thriving, energetic and well-rounded Independent School. We offer a competitive package and an outstanding environment in which to work.

More information

Working hours are 22 hours per week on a rota basis from Monday – Saturday plus an on-call element. The on-call part of the role will attract an allowance.

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Equal Opportunities

Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer, accredited with the Investors in People Gold Standard, 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.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Wednesday 1st December, however early applications are encouraged as they will be reviewed as received.