Senior Nurse and Medical Centre Manager

Closing date
Vacancy department
Medical Centre
Vacancy type
Full time

Required October 2021

At Benenden we are passionate about education in its broadest sense. We are a full boarding school with exceptional facilities and are committed, through our Complete Education, that every girl will leave at the end of the Sixth Form full of compassion and confidence to fulfil her ambition, embrace challenge and make a difference.

Benenden is renowned for its excellent pastoral care and medical provision. When at school, girls stay in one of ten boarding Houses. The Medical Centre very much works alongside the House teams in the care of the pupils. The Medical Centre is situated in the centre of the school site. It contains six rooms for pupils to sleep in, a social room, two kitchens, an examination room, a bedroom for overnight staff and several offices. It is staffed 24 hours a day in term time by a team of seven registered nurses. The School Doctor holds surgeries at the School three times a week. We have a visiting Physiotherapist and two Counsellors, who see pupils in the Medical Centre and form part of the medical team. The team is supported by an assistant who has a role supporting both staff and pupils in a variety of capacities.

The Senior Nurse and Medical Centre Manager is responsible for all aspects of the leading, running and management of the Medical Centre.

If our values resonate with you, and you would relish the opportunity to be a part of a busy selective girls’ boarding school community, we would be delighted if you would consider joining our pastoral team. Benenden offers its own generous pay structure and benefits.  Staff are provided with meals during term time, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. The School’s leisure facilities, including wonderful grounds, a fitness gym and swimming pool are also available for staff to use.

As an exceptional School, we want to attract, retain and develop diverse talent at all levels so that our pupils feel and understand the power and depth of a diverse community. This means recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, removing barriers that can prevent people from showing their full potential, and fostering a fully inclusive environment which maximises collaboration and empowers everyone.

If you would like to know more about the role, have never considered working in an independent school and would like to find out more, or would like to ask specific questions, please contact Anne Wakefield, Deputy Head Boarding and Pastoral Care on 01580 240592.

For a full job description and to apply, please download the application below. Completed applications should be sent to HR at by 9.00am on Friday 13 August.

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they come into contact. They must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. This appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.