January 14, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse with excellent communication skills to join the Medical Team as a School Nurse (Bank).
£27.06 per hour
Working Pattern
Closing Date
January 30, 2022


Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys, with approximately 1500 pupils including over one hundred boarding pupils and flexi-boarding pupils.  It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse with excellent communication skills to join the Medical Team as a School Nurse (Bank). The Medical Centre is managed by the Senior School Nurse and the team comprises of four School Nurses, Bank Nurses, with a dedicated Medical Administrator/First Aider. The Medical Centre is supported with its G.P and Sports Clinics by Meliora Medical Group who run clinics at the Medical Centre weekly, they also support the Sports department on a Saturday at School matches School Nurses have responsibility for the health and welfare of pupils with emphasis on the School Boarding Community.

The Medical Centre is integral to the School Community and the School Nurses are expected to proactively manage effective health promotion within the community by communicating with pupils, pastoral and academic staff. Applicants must be a Registered Nurse (Adult) Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) register, with a current PIN with a minimum of 2 years’ post qualification.  Relevant post-registration experience in A&E Nursing or School Nursing, would be an advantage, as will Safeguarding Children Level 3 qualification and evidence of professional and personal development and training undertaken to ensure safe professional practice. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office/Excel and databases are essential. Clean driving licence is essential for on call purposes (should these be required).  Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) qualification and current First Aid Certificate is also desirable.

The successful applicant will be required to work on a casual basis to cover staff absences and provide additional cover. You will be required to work from Monday-Friday (Saturday as required) throughout the Academic Year.  This post is available from January 2022.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For further information and an online application form, please visit our website. For any queries, please telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email

Applications will be reviewed daily and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. 

Whitgift School (part of the Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Where applicable, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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