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Fixed-term Contract
Our 2023 Senior Summer School will operate from 2nd July to 13th August

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.

Our International Summer School ran online in 2020 and 2021, and returned to onsite programming for our 9th year in 2022. We are excited to have another year of in-person programming for the 2023 Summer term. Operating during the School Summer Holidays for six weeks, the programme offers students a wide range of academic, sporting and cultural opportunities for c500 students aged 8-17 from every continent in the world. To run our successful and well-established programme, we need creative, enthusiastic and well qualified staff to work with us.

A passionate nurse is required to support our 2023 International Summer School programme. The Camp Nurse will promote and provide a clinically effective, high-quality service of nursing care to our students during Summer School.

Felsted has its own Medical Centre situated within the School community between the Junior and Senior programmes where this role will be located. The Summer School Camp Nurse will be expected to provide a holistic approach to the care to our students, assess and treat illness or injury (or refer to an appropriate agency) and pro-actively manage effective health promotion.

The successful applicant must be a registered general nurse (RGN) or (preferably) paediatric trained, together with a valid First Aid at Work certificate and Full UK/EEA driving licence. It is essential that the appointee has a positive ‘can-do’ attitude towards customer service with the ability to show empathy and understanding of children’s development and needs.

This is a fixed-term role; the Summer School runs between 2nd July and 13th August 2023 with inductions being held virtually from 29th June to 30th June and onsite on 1st July. The role will require the appointee to be residential for the duration of Summer School (full boarding and meals provided).

We are rated ‘Excellent in every aspect’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

We will be recruiting for this role on an ongoing basis. Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the role prior to the advertised closing date of 17 March if the role is successfully filled earlier than this. Initial interviews will be held online.

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Felsted is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a ‘culture of vigilance’ to safeguard and protect all in its care, and to all aspects of its ‘Safeguarding (Child Protection and Staff Behaviour) Policy’. Please note, it is an offence to apply for this position if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. All employees are subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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