Job Description

The School

Steyning Grammar School is a unique successful and dynamic learning community with our ‘Journey to Excellence’ built on traditions of excellence and highest expectations, combined with a commitment to innovating and new thinking – supporting our students in being the best they can be in preparing them for their futures.  In joining us, you will benefit from being part of a multi-academy trust offering the support of experienced colleagues across the Bohunt Education Trust schools where there are greater opportunities for career progression for those with both potential and aspirations.

The Post

Steyning Grammar School’s wellbeing and health centre provides a high standard of wellbeing, health care, and welfare support for our students.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic professionally qualified Boarding Health and Wellbeing Lead to join our team providing a holistic approach to the care of up to 125 students, which includes the promotion of good wellbeing and health; working with internal and external professionals to secure the effective delivery of physical and mental health care to our boarding students; the development and maintenance of best practice in wellbeing and healthcare for young people; and where needed, minor injury assessment.

Suitable applicants could be current previously registered nurses with relevant post-registration experience and possess a specialist practitioner school nurse qualification.

Alternative professional health care qualifications may be considered, where supported by relevant certification and experience in the provision of health and wellbeing services to young people in a residential setting. Knowledge and experience of any of the following will be advantageous but not mandatory:

  • Supporting and promoting wellbeing and healthcare in young people;
  • providing first aid;
  • and the care of children with chronic illnesses will be advantageous.

Onsite accommodation for overnight on call where necessary or family accommodation by negotiation.

Full time hours 37.5 hours – 42 weeks per year.
Shift pattern

Weekday morning clinic 07:45-08:45

Daily Houseparent meeting 08:45-09:00

Afternoon clinic 15:30-16:30

16:30-17:00 Handover to duty staff

Flexible working hours during school hours outside of this shift pattern.

The post holder is required to work the week before each academic year, and 2 days in school holidays before the start of Spring and Summer Terms starts to ensure that the wellbeing and health centre is prepared for the necessary service provision.

Due to the nature of this job, if you are successful in your application you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service with barred lists check. This will be done by means of applying for a DBS certificate through the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions, spent or unspent.

If you would like to apply for this position, please complete an application form and return it to by 9 am on Friday 1st December 2023.  We also require a full and complete CV, spanning the time from when you left school up to the present time.

Informal discussions about the opportunity are welcomed. Prospective applicants are warmly invited to come and visit the boarding site and meet students and staff in advance of making an application. Please email Tom Leighton (Director of Boarding) to arrange a convenient time: or call 01903 817601.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6th December 2023

Two references are required for all candidates, one of whom must be your current or most recent significant employer.  Please advise us if you do not wish a referee to be contacted prior to the interview, it is important that you indicate this alongside the referee’s details on the application form.

Please kindly note, we will only contact you again if your name appears on our short list.

Bohunt Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.  Applications from two people to make a single FTE job share welcome. The successful candidate(s) will be subject to pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references