Staff Vacancies

Nurse November 2020

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a nurse to join our medical centre.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and flexible individual to join our team based in an independent prep school in Tunbridge Wells. Our team comprises of a School Medical Officer, Nurse and Healthcare Assistant.

The successful candidate will be a registered paediatric nurse. Experience working in schools or the community is desirable but not essential for the right candidate. As a school nurse you will be responsible for the day to day running of the medical centre and the health and wellbeing of the pupils. The successful candidate should be highly organised with good IT skills, particularly in Word and Excel.

Our medical centre is open during the hours of 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and for sports fixtures half day on a Saturday.

We are looking for a nurse to support our medical centre. Flexible hours to be negotiated.

The school holds INSET days over the school year which you would be expected to attend.

We offer a competitive salary for this, with free onsite parking and lunch provided when you are on duty. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. We would highly recommend an informal conversation with one of our medical centre team.

Closing date 14th October 2020.

Shortlisting may close early should we have a large number of applicants.


School Nurse Job Description

Personal specification

The job requires:

  • An experienced paediatric nurse who holds a valid Nursing and Midwifery PIN number.
  • A current DBS
  • Experience with a school or community setting
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisation skills
  • Ability to work independently with initiative as well as within a team and be a good team player.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • Good ICT skills including knowledge of word and excel
  • Good at prioritising and able to work well under pressure
  • Flexible, trustworthy, dependable and reliable person


Key tasks and responsibilities

  • As a school nurse you will be responsible for the day to day running of the medical centre with the provision of first aid / emergency care within Holmewood House School for pupils, staff and visitors.
  • To provide care for any pupil, staff or visitor who becomes unwell whilst at the school. This would include the appropriate medical assessment and any treatment that is required and to organise collection of a pupil by their parents/guardian if they should need to go home due to injury or illness. You would be responsible for the supervision of the child until the parents/guardian can attend.
  • Receive and record any medication which is brought in by parents/guardian and store the medication safely.
  • Administer any prescribed medications, such as antibiotics that have been brought into school as authorised by parent/guardian. Administer over the counter medication as required and as per school policy.
  • Continually review medication and check expiry dates on medication, ensure that parents/guardians are contacted promptly to provide in date medication should it expire.
  • Manage the care of children with chronic medical conditions, keeping the individual health care plans up to date.
  • Have an up to date first aid certificate. The medical centre deals with day to day incidents and child accidents, including treatment for minor cuts, knocks and bruises.
  • Assessing the extent of more serious cuts and grazes and the provision of medical treatment or referral to minor injuries/A&E
  • Directing teaching/non-teaching staff in the administration of medication when necessary, e.g. for school trips.
  • To organise first aid provision throughout the school – ensuring adequately and appropriately stocked first aid kits and emergency equipment e.g. defibrillators are working and in date within the school site.
  • Collating lists of medical needs for children at home or away matches and school trips. Organising first aid bags with any medication that is needed. Inform away venues of any children that have allergies.
  • Keep the kitchen informed and updated of any child with allergies.
  • To keep medical records up to date, record all children that come into the medical centre in the diary and maintain records on computer records system.
  • Ensure the medical centre is well organised and tidy. Ordering medical supplies when required.
  • To know and understand the schools safeguarding policy.
  • To maintain nursing registration and attend appropriate training.


Please send in a completed CV and covering letter along with the attached application form to .




Evening Cleaner with Cleaning Supervisory DutiesDecember 2020

Experienced Evening Cleaner with Cleaning Supervisory Duties (minimum 3 years’ experience)

Hourly rate £9.53 .

Hours 6.00pm – 9.00pm (some flexibility is available if required)

Monday to Friday term time plus 3 inset days and 3 full weeks deep cleaning during school holidays (one inset day and one full week’s cleaning each school holiday)

Training days 10/11th December, start December 14th

Shift duties: 6.00 – 9.00 (classrooms x 8, offices x 2, corridors x 2) Supervision of 4 experienced staff throughout the shift

All applications must be on a Holmewood House Application Form or call the School Office on 01892 860000 and ask for an application form.

Applications will not be considered unless they are on a Holmewood House Application Form.

The appointment will be subject to all required safer recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS check. Registered Charity for the purpose of providing education. Charity Number 279267.

COVID-19 considerations: The cleaning team are provided with full PPE and hand sanitiser is available throughout the school. Stringent cleaning measures are in place throughout the school.


Supply Teacher

We would like to build up a bank of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 supply teachers to which we can turn when we require cover.  If you are suitably qualified please contact Mrs Claire Little –

Experience in the independent sector would be an advantage.


Holmewood House School is an equal opportunities employer. Holmewood House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful applicant will be subject to all required safer recruitment checks including an enhanced disclosure through the DBS.

The posts advertised above are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and Amendment Order 1986. All convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those which otherwise would be regarded as “spent” must be declared. All appointments are subject to enhanced DBS disclosures and other checks.

Registered Charity for the purpose of providing Education                Charity Number 279267