£38,200 per annum (Band 7 RCN scales)
Term Time +2 weeks Start ASAP
Come and be part of an exciting, inclusive and progressive team of nurses at Royal Russell School in South London. You will be responsible for the department, and as Lead Nurse you will manage the day-to-day operation of the School’s newly built Health & Wellbeing Centre, ensuring the highest levels of medical care throughout the Royal Russell Community. You will be responsible for the ongoing development of the medical team, reflecting best practice guidelines from the Royal College of Nursing, Boarding Schools Association, whilst upholding the Nursing and Midwifery’s code of professional conduct.
Situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London, we educate over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18. We are proud of our facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England and our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.
The Health and Wellbeing Centre provides medical care and health services to pupils across the school and a limited service to staff; it is integral to the overall wellbeing of pupils. The School Doctor operates GP surgeries for the boarders (under the NHS) at the Health and Wellbeing Centre twice weekly.
The Lead Nurse is part of the Operational Support Team with line-management of 2 Registered Nurses, a Health Care Assistant and a pool of Bank nurses. In addition to the benefit of working with a friendly and dedicated team in our beautiful green parkland estate in this historic School, we offer:
• A full annual salary of £38,200, but working term time only (plus two weeks).
• free meals during shift times,
• free life insurance cover
• non-contributory pension scheme,
• free parking,
• easy access to transport links (Coombe Lane tram stop served by the New Addington tram is opposite the School entrance),
• use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym facilities, free of charge,
• a discount of up to 50% on School fees (85% discount for wrap around care before and after school during term-time) and 50% discount with Holiday Drop-Off during School holiday periods
This is a challenging role and we are looking for a tenacious, forward thinking driven individual to provide around the clock excellence to the community we support.
To apply, please submit a fully completed application form, taking care to ensure that your supporting statement outlines the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer.
References may be taken up before interview.
Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 Noon Monday 19th October 2020.
Interviews will be held during the week commencing 19 October 2020. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.