School Nurse – full or part time

Closing Date: 1 December 2023
Telephone: 01635 204712
Salary: Competitive - equivalent to NHS Band 5/6 dependent on experience
Employment Term: Full TimePart Time

Term time only

This is an amazing opportunity to join our community on our beautiful site in West Berkshire looking after the medical needs of 600 boarding girls aged 11 – 18.

As a traditional girls’ boarding school with a modern twist, we offer an enriching, caring and creative environment, where every girl is challenged and supported in equal measure.

We are currently looking for a School Nurse to join our nursing team where our on-site purpose built Health Centre operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during term time.

To be successful, you will need to be a RGN ideally with some experience of working with young people aged 11 -18 and be looking for an opportunity to get fully involved with the life of this busy boarding school.

You will be covering various shifts, including night shifts and weekends. This is primarily a term time only post with 3 weeks to be worked flexibly during the holidays. As well as covering our regular doctor surgeries, this post offers an interesting opportunity for you to get involved in a specialist area relating to the health and wellbeing of girls/young women. Pay is equivalent to NHS Band 5/6 (pro rata).

Benefits include 15 weeks holiday (term time only), meals on duty, uniform, CPD opportunities and a wonderful working environment with a warm, friendly and professional team.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should a suitable candidate be appointed before the closing date.

For further details or to apply, please click here or alternatively call 01635 204712 or or email your CV and covering letter to

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check (DBS), satisfactory references, and social media checks.

At Downe House we promote equality of opportunity for all pupils and staff, both current and prospective, and we actively support an environment and culture that values diversity and inclusion.