School Nurse

Medical Centre

Closing date: Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 09:00

Type: Permanent, term time

Benenden School have a vacancy for a Nurse to join our thriving team in the Medical Centre. Benenden is a boarding school with 550 girls aged 11-18. Nursing cover is provided 24 hours a day during term time.

The successful applicants will be qualified Registered Nurses, who have excellent nursing skills, are empathetic to teenage needs along with good administrative and IT skills, and an enthusiastic team member. Some A & E, School Nurse or Practice Nurse experience could be beneficial but is not essential. They will provide nursing cover in the Medical Centre working a 12-hour shift pattern covering day, evening, overnight and including some weekends. The position is for 108 hours over the 3 weeks, with additional duty hours available. You will also provide flexibility with occasional extra hours as required. You will be required to work up to three days at the beginning and end of each new term. Salary is based on £47,544.78 1 FTE, with an actual salary of £33,072.19 pro rata for this term time role.

About Benenden

Benenden is one of the leading day and boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 560 girls in the School, aged 11-18, with 190 of those in the Sixth Form. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and the newly established Centenary Hall and Sir David K.P. Li Music School.


Benenden offers its own generous pay structure, responsibility allowances and benefits. Staff are provided with meals while on duty, 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.

To discuss the role, please contact the Medical Centre Manager on 01580 240592. For a full job description or to apply, please download the application pack below. Completed applications to by 9.00am on Thursday 29 February.

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 enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees. Whilst Benenden isn’t accredited to the Living Wage Foundation, we do look to the Living Wage for guidance and our starting pay is currently in line with this.