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School Nurse - Residential

Belhaven Hill , East Lothian

Vacancy details

Please apply before 01/09/2017 at 12:00 pm

Belhaven Hill, Dunbar, EH42 1XL

Susannah Knight

Vacancy Description / Summary

Belhaven Hill School is Scotland’s leading co-educational full boarding and day preparatory school, set in a beautiful coastal location in Dunbar, 30 miles east of Edinburgh.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, qualified, RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL NURSE to take up post in September 2017. The role is a full time, term time only position.

The successful applicant will be a Registered Nurse with a valid NMC pin, or a Pediatric Nurse, able to demonstrate an empathetic, cheerful, calm and sensible approach, who can deliver the highest standards of pastoral care required in a boarding school. Previous experience of working with minor injuries, or in a school environment, would be beneficial.

The successful candidate will also be acting as resident ‘housemother’ in the boys’ house and therefore should be confident working independently and as part of a team. Responsible for the medical care of all the children, the School Nurse must have the ability to make important decisions regarding the health and wellbeing of the 125 children in our care, together with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Experience of Microsoft Office packages particularly Word, Excel and Outlook with the willingness to become competent in the operation of the School’s own MIS system.

The successful applicant must also hold a clean and current UK driving licence and demonstrate understanding of confidentiality with an educational environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading boarding prep schools in a stunning location. Key points to note are that we seek that special someone who can join a well established team, who loves children and who wishes to be part of the whirlwind that is boarding prep school life. Each day is different and Belhaven is a genuinely magical place. We pride ourselves on offering the best possible pastoral care to all the children. The successful candidate must be reliable and have a ‘muck in’ attitude, in order to become a valued member of the residential team.

We are keen to fill this position without delay, so we invite applicants to send their CV and covering letter, by email, to Susannah Knight at whereupon a full job description and application form will be supplied.

Belhaven Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

About the School

Belhaven Hill School provides boys and girls aged 7 – 13 with the best possible education. The School sits directly on the beautiful East Lothian coastline at Belhaven Bay. There are excellent educational facilities, a Music School, Art Centre, ICT suite, Sports Hall, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Floodlit Astroturf and 25 acres of playing fields.

The school operates as a boarding school first and foremost. Two boarding houses, one each for boys and girls, provide a warm and caring environment, with the children enjoying an Exeat every other week.

All pupils take part in a huge range of extra-curricular activities. Children are fully prepared for entry to Public Schools via Scholarship or C.E. These include Oundle, Eton, Fettes, Glenalmond, Harrow and Rugby.