Senior Nurse – Senior School

Date Posted: Thursday 18 February 2021

Vacancy Type: Full-time / Term time

Closing date for application: 08/03/2021

Interview date: 18/03/2021

Job Details

Permanent / Full-time / Term time plus 2 weeks

Actual Salary £30,836.46 – £32,461.54 p.a. (£38,000 – £40,000 p.a. FTE), dependent on skills and experience

Required ASAP

Following an increase in pupil numbers over recent years we are looking to appoint a Senior Nurse to supervise and lead our School nursing team, providing a clinically effective, high quality service to our pupils. Using research-based practice to plan, deliver and evaluate school nursing interventions, the post holder will be expected to work in partnership with pupils, parents, staff, GPs and other appropriate agencies to carry out health surveillance, health promotion and other public health initiatives as required by the School.

Overseeing a team of two nurses, one at the Prep School site, one at the Senior School site, the Senior Nurse will provide both first line care for pupils as well as managing the operation of the department. Alongside provision of medical care, the nursing team also have a pastoral role working with the Housemistresses and Assistant Housemistress team in providing pupil welfare support, including implementing early intervention strategies and monitoring their effectiveness. The Senior Nurse will take responsibility for the clinical governance and quality assurance in the Medical Centre, ensuring that a high standard of patient care is maintained. They will adopt a proactive and hands-on management approach, must be able to triage effectively, and be a strong communicator able to liaise regularly and effectively with other medical and non-medical members of the STAHS community.

Experience in A&E, Practice Nursing or Paediatric Child Care would be advantageous to complement a genuine interest in working with young people. A friendly and approachable personality and excellent communication skills are essential, along with the ability to work independently. The nursing staff are all expected to, either, already hold a valid First Aid Certificate (HSE recognised), or, to take an appropriate course within three months of taking up the post.

This is a permanent position, offered on a full-time basis, 37 hours per week, 37 weeks per year (term time plus 2 weeks). The working hours will be 8.15am – 4.45pm Monday – Thursday and 8.15am – 4.15pm on Friday with a one-hour unpaid lunch break.

In return we offer:

  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities
  • An opportunity to join our warm, vibrant and ambitious independent day school set in the heart of St Albans, easily accessible to central and outer London
  • Use of sports facilities, including gym* (*Conditions apply)
  • An extensive benefits package; free lunches, generous pension scheme, free life assurance
  • Competitive salary

To apply for this role please complete and return the Job Application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and send this by email to our HR Department @ As the school is currently closed to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, we therefore ask that if for any reason you are unable to email your application to us and wish to deliver or post a hard copy of your application, please contact our HR team in the first instance to make arrangements to do this in order that we can ensure your application reaches us safely. You may incorporate further details, including your own bespoke CV if you wish, together with any observations on the job description you may have, along with your covering letter.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 8 March 2021

Interviews to be held: Thursday 18 March 2021

The High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No: 311065