Situated in 200 acres of stunning parkland on the beautiful Moray Coast, Gordonstoun is one of the UK’s most famous boarding schools, widely recognised as the world leader in character education. It is a unique, beautiful and exciting place to work and we are looking for a caring, enthusiastic nurse to join our vibrant new team, dedicated to promoting the best healthcare outcomes for our students. With 75% of our children boarding away from home, it’s important for the us to provide a warm, safe and inviting environment for our students.

Post: Nurse

Current NMC registration as Registered General Nurse (Adult) or Registered Nurse (Child/RSCN)

Responsible to: Healthcare Centre Manager (Nurse)

Hours: Full or Part time – Term time plus (42 weeks per year - term time, Easter Revision and Gordonstoun International Summer School (GISS).


Medical and First Aid

  1. Administering first aid and care of students
  2. Booking medical appointments
  3. Care for students during the day and those staying overnight in the Healthcare Centre
  4. Maintain high standards of care
  5. Administer medication under homely remedies.
  6. Remain clinical competent, undertake supervision and attend all training
  7. Writing and reviewing medical healthcare plans for students with more complex health needs
  8. Organising School Health immunisations programmes alongside Grampian Immunisation team
  9. Ensuring First Aid kits around school are monitored and are restocked
  10. To ensure effective information sharing and handover with the Health Centre team
  11. Liaise with school medical team, Public Health and Health Protection Scotland where necessary
  12. Act at all times in the best interest of students
  13. Report concerns to Healthcare Centre Manager

Pastoral Support

  1. Support students in time of crisis and emotional need
  2. To be involved child protection team meetings as required
  3. Liaison with appropriate members of the school pastoral team


1. Effective communicator

2. Ability to communicate with students, families and a range of professionals

3. Able to impart information and knowledge at an appropriate level

4. Maintain records of all care provided

5. Ability to communicate relevant information in a timely and appropriate fashion

6. Act as advocate for the student when appropriate

7. Maintain confidentiality

8. To participate in effective teamwork

9. Identify and act in the student’s best interest at all times, using effective decision making

10. Attend team meetings, supervision and appraisals

Clinical Governance

1. Maintain confidentiality

2. Adherence to policies, procedures and guidelines within the school’s practice

3. To report clinical incidents and complaints

4. Always act in a manner in which to promote health, safety and welfare of others

5. Recognise own strengths and limitations and seek advice where necessary

Education, Knowledge, Training & experience

1. Participate in regular competency assessment

2. Identify training needs in conjunction with the Healthcare Centre Manager

3. Attend training and regular updates as required

4. Ensure that mandatory training is kept up to date

5. Adhere to any codes of conduct or professional standards set by regulatory bodies with whom they are registered or by professional bodies of which they are a member

6. Participate in supervision sessions an appraisal process

Management of Health and Safety

1. Prioritise requirements of role and ensure that requirements are met each shift

2. Manage the care delivery for a shift

3. Ensure that the boundaries are maintained

4. Ensure that stock and consumables are used appropriately

5. Maintain adequate stock levels and control

6. Ensure cleanliness and tidiness of HCC, whilst working within Infection control guidelines


1. Act at all times in accordance with Gordonstoun’s policies and procedures

2. Always act to promote the best interest of the student

3. Adhere to the regulations required under the Care Inspectorate

The successful candidate would be expected to assess injuries and illness and treat and care for student’s wellbeing from the ages of 5-18. Our Healthcare Centre is open 24/7 and is staffed by a team of Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Counsellors. We are looking for part time/full time members of staff who are willing to work variable day shifts, weekends and occasional night shifts on a rotational basis. Applicants will need to be flexible.

If you would like to find out more about the vacancy please call Rachael Wareing Healthcare Manager (Nurse) on 01343 837847. We would be delighted to receive your call. The closing date for receipt of applications is 0900Hrs on Friday 13 November 2020.

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