Medical/Attendance Welfare Assistant

Thomas Knyvett College
Ashford, Surrey
Contract Type
Term Time
£18,893 - £20,722pa (FTE £22,609 - £24,193pa)
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
30th May 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
ML-Well Being Ass Feb 24
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1407847

Working Pattern: 36 hours per week/39 weeks per year, Monday to Friday.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Medical Welfare Assistant to join the team at Thomas Knyvett College on a part-time, permanent basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for emergency First Aid provision and to work as part of the school team to provide general administrative support to staff and to support pastoral and reception.

Key duties include but are not restricted to:

  • Responsible for emergency first aid provision to all the school community
  • Supervise the medical room, including care of sick, injured and distressed individuals, (including encouraging students back to class when and as soon as this might be appropriate)
  • Make decisions relating to the referral of students and staff to a doctor or hospital
  • Where necessary, make phone calls home and / or arrange to get students home
  • Record all visits to the medical room (with reasons), accidents treated, medicine administered daily
  • Ensure all relevant parental consent forms to administer or carry medicine are obtained
  • Liaison with local health authorities to organise immunisations, vaccinations and health checks; organise vaccination days; manage communication with home; obtain and manage consents where required
  • Advise parents of outbreaks of communicable diseases.
  • Ensure Care Plans are kept up to date and accessible by staff and that they are informed of updates via liaison with the SENCo
  • Record any medical or dietary requirements of new students
  • Maintain essential care lists of students with ‘need to know’ conditions e.g. allergies, medical requirements, EpiPen users and inhalers and ensure that all staff are aware, including the canteen staff.
  • Keep a regular check on all students’ personal medication, including expiry dates and correct storage etc. Ensure that all students’ and the school’s own EpiPens and inhalers are in date. Replace the school’s EpiPen and inhaler as required.
  • Liaison with parents where a child has special dietary requirements (along with Canteen Manager), to ensure that their child’s needs within school are met.
  • Support and advise the Trips Coordinator with event-specific dietary and medical reports, identifying potential issues from student medical/trip forms, preparing any medicines required, providing appropriate First Aid kits
  • Order medical supplies as required and ensure that the medical room, facilities and First Aid kits throughout the school are maintained, that all First Aid supplies are replenished in good time
  • Be aware of school medical policies and contribute to updating them
  • Completion of accident forms on a timely basis.
  • Regular checking of school defibrillators, including order of new pads & batteries when required
  • Daily contact with parents who have not advised the school of absence of any student
  • Operate the ‘truancy call’ system texts each day

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations. The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates from diverse backgrounds in order that our staff reflect the rich diversity of our community.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.

As well as verification of identity, we ask all successful candidates to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance, we may also conduct an online search about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal duty to meet safeguarding duties, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).


Safeguarding Statement:

“This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.” Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Thomas Knyvett College

Thomas Knyvett College

Part of The Howard Partnership Trust

The Howard Partnership Trust