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11+ Entrance Examinations start Tuesday 1st November - details will be sent to you in due course.

Welfare/Medical Officer

  • Start ASAP
  • £26,666 pa (£32,000 pa Full Time Equivalent)
  • Term Time + 10 days to be worked on INSETS during school holidays
  • 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Applications must be received by: Midday Wednesday 10th March 2021.

We may interview and offer the position before the expiry of the deadline, so if interested please apply immediately.

If you offer considerable first aid and medical/healthcare experience, this position offers the opportunity to play a key role in the health and welfare of the students at Sutton High School.

As Welfare Officer, you will be an integral part of the school community and the first point of contact for all students’ medical and health needs. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering first aid care, effectively triaging for mental health care and treating minor injuries
  • Maintaining appropriate accident and incident records and medical information
  • Monitoring health care plans for students with complex health needs and long-term conditions
  • Ensuring that vulnerable students and those with particular personal needs are identified and supported (e.g. students who are carers, those with diabetes, those self-harming)
  • Organising training and maintaining records for all first aiders

Excellent organisational and administration skills are essential. A nursing qualification isn’t essential, but you will need knowledge of health needs assessment for the school aged population. Equally important is knowledge of child protection procedures and confidentiality issues and an understanding of the process of risk assessment and risk management.

You will also need up to date knowledge of COVID-19 requirements and the skills to contribute to the school’s incidents plans and health and safety committee.  Previous experience of working with children would be helpful but most importantly you will be empathetic, collaborative and able to make sound clinical decisions.

About Sutton High School

Sutton High School is an academically selective independent day school for girls with an age range of 3 to 18 years. Joining our team means that you will be working with girls who are joyful, courteous and keen to make the most out of each and every day. We are a close-knit community and new additions are welcomed warmly by students and staff alike.

We can also offer you a green and spacious six acre site, excellent transport links, delicious free lunches and activities for staff including choir, swimming, yoga and a book club. Every year staff are invited to a quiz, a Burns Night and a summer party.

As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as: 

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Applications must be received by: Midday Wednesday 10th March 2021.

We may interview and offer the position before the expiry of the deadline, so if interested please apply immediately.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.