School Nurse

  • Student Support
  • Hastings

School Nurse

Job advert

We are looking to recuit a School Nurse (RGN), to join our dynamic and flexible team, where the safety and well-being of our students is paramount.


At Buckswood we have one aim that is for every student to be the best they can be; and in doing so has explored the world around them with a sense of adventure, has discovered where their skills and passions lie and has gained a wealth of qualifications and experiences. To achieve our aim, our approach is holistic. We know that in every child we must build self-confidence, self-belief, a sense of worth and a sense of purpose in order to stand out and be that splash of colour in a sea of grey.


We offer our students many opportunities to try new things, visit new places, meet and new people, because here at Buckswood we do not confine our learning to just inside the classroom. A Buckswood education is a personal journey. Every child is different and we recognise and value talent wherever it chooses to form in a child; be it on the sports field, in the science labs, in the stroke of a paint brush or on a horse.


Pro rata £30 000

22 hours per week 



Buckswood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau now the Disclosure and Barring Service. You must also have the right to work in the UK with appropriate Visa if necessary. If you have not lived/worked in the UK for the past 5 years you will need to provide a Police check from the country in which you have been living and working.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Review, monitor and accurately record the health status of all pupils on entry to the school in accordance with the national Child Health Programme (Not including giving vaccinations.)
  • Liaise with the local health authorities, making arrangement for inoculation programmes.
  • Work with teachers, house staff and the welfare team to identify children with particular concerns.
  • Work alongside parents, carers and specialist health professionals to develop in school care plans for pupils with additional health requirements and long terms conditions.
  • Implement and maintain arrangements for first-aid provision, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, including carrying out risk assessments to determine sensible and aware first-aid personal.
  •  Play an active role in health promotion through supporting and assisting with the school PHSE programme.
  • Advise the principals in the development of health-related policies.
  • Support in arranging trips, identifying potential issues in medication and health problems, and putting in place suitable precautions.
  • Monitor, maintain and update student medical records on the school database.
  • Contribute to the development of the schools emergency plans, including responses to scenarios such as bugs, infections and diseases.
  • Provide initial healthcare advice and diagnosis.
  • Prepare reports as required for SMT or the Safeguarding team.
  • Ensure that first aid kits throughout the school are maintained to meet the school’s requirements.
  • Ensure that all dispensed treatment and all used supplies are recorded.
  • Ensure that supplies are replenished and stored meeting minimum requirement by inspectors.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles, including safe-sex education.
  • Work alongside the safeguarding team to identify and act to safeguard pupils at risk (or suffering) from forms of abuse and neglect.
  • Monitor student visits to identity problems and patterns and refer these to the safeguarding team when necessary.
  •  Provide contraceptive advice to pupils who require it, whilst upholding the values of the school’s Sex and Relationships policies.
  • Devise and implement methods to ensure that the pupils who are the most vulnerable are supported properly
  • Train teachers and staff on healthcare issues.
  •  Advise parents and staff on outbreaks and immunisation.
  • Uphold medical confidentiality in line with legal duties and maintain record accurately.
  • Support child with conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and mental health.
  • Raise awareness of health issues such as smoking, drinking and drug abuse.
  • Giving immunizations and vaccinations.
  • Carry out developmental screening.
  • Work closely with other agencies.

Added Specific responsibilities

  • Work towards the current objectives outlined in the Schools development plan, supporting the school’s responsibility to safeguarding students and the school vision.
  • Work within school health and safety policies to ensure a safe environment for students and visitors.
  • Work within the school’s equality and diversity policy to promote and support equality among all pupils and staff.
  • Maintain high standards of confidentiality.
  • Adhere to all relevant policies