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Lead Nurse

Lead Nurse

We are seeking a Lead Nurse on a permanent basis to join the Health and Wellbeing team in the provision of a high quality pastoral service to our pupils. This is an exciting time to join the School, as we have recently amalgamated with a prep school, Quainton Hall School, and have become co-educational this academic year.

The Lead Nurse will be based at John Lyon and will support the School Nurse in providing medical care for pupils who are unwell, treating and dealing with accidents and emergencies within the School, health promotion and support for ongoing medical and mental health issues.   The Lead Nurse will offer support and advice to the Welfare Officer at Quainton Hall as necessary. The Lead Nurse will also work closely with the Pastoral Team in providing support to pupils.

The successful candidate will be a RGN registered Nurse with A&E, Minor Injury Assessment or Primary Care Experience with paediatric experience being desirable. We are seeking someone who preferably has previous school nursing experience.  Management experience would also be desirable.  The post holder will be required to be part of a rota to attend Saturday sports fixtures during Autumn and Spring terms.

Salary: c£49,000 p.a. FTE (c£40,000 pro-rata salary for working hours below), depending on skills and experience

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), term-time plus 4 weeks (38 weeks p.a.) position

The School’s benefits include:

  • Complimentary lunch during term-time
  • Fees remission for children of staff
  • Use of the School’s Sports Centre (including swimming pool) at designated times
  • Discount membership to Harrow School’s Golf Club
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Commitment to professional development

For further information and to apply please refer to the job description, person specification and application forms at the bottom of the page.


Completed applications should be returned to recruitment.support@johnlyon.org

Please be aware that CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 12:00pm on Tuesday 10th May 2022.

Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.