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Lead School Nurse

King Edward VI School, Southampton
Southampton, Hampshire (GB)
Salary will be pro-rata for term-time hours and dependent on qualifications and experience.
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Nursing Children
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Role
School Nurse

Job Details


Lead School Nurse – September start

Salary will be pro-rata for term-time hours and dependent on qualifications and experience. 

Full-time 36 weeks per annum (term-time)

Part-time hours/job share would be considered for the right candidate

King Edward VI School is a thriving co-educational 11-18 day school looking to recruit an experienced registered nurse (either RN Child or RN Adult) to manage the nursing provision and maintain high standards of health care and welfare support for our 980 pupils. 

You will lead our nursing team, to provide our school community with a clinically effective, high quality service of nursing care.  You will be responsible for ensuring compliance, implementing policies and procedures and identifying areas of improvement to the care of our pupils. Suitable applicants will have 5 years post-qualifying experience and an understanding of relevant health policies. You must be an excellent communicator, be effective at building relationships and have a warm, approachable and calm manner.  The successful candidate will support the leadership team in their pastoral duty of care by dealing with all aspects of medical care and developing positive attitudes to health matters for our school community.  Experience of working with children and families in a community setting and experience of A&E/minor injuries is desirable.  The applicant should also have a keen interest in participating in the teaching provision of First Aid Skills and other topics as required. 

King Edward’s offers a range of benefits including Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan, contributory pension scheme, 31 days’ annual leave rising to 36 days’ with service, free use of the school gym, free lunch, free parking, continued professional development and a reduction in school fees.

Closing Date for applications: 9am Friday 31 May 2024

Interviews to be held: w/c 3 June 2024

A full job description and application form are available on the school website, to apply please send your completed application form to the HR Department via email.  

CVs are not an acceptable alternative to the school application form.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service and past employers.


King Edward's is steeped in tradition with a rich cultural heritage. Educating children since 1553, we are Southampton’s oldest school with roots deep in the city’s history through our founder, William Capon.

Today, KES is one of the south coast’s leading co-educational day schools academically, with an annual school roll of around 987 students and selective admission. The School has occupied the Hill Lane site since 1938, and is ever expanding with extensive site refurbishments and the acquisition of Stroud School in Romsey as our preparatory school in 2012


Company info
King Edward VI School, Wilton Road
SO15 5UQ
United Kingdom

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