Health and Medical Officer

Castledon School, Wickford

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Job Ref No. ECC7045-255 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 5-6 points 9-17
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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Health and Medical Officer

Required: As soon as possible

31.25 hours per week

Monday - Friday

8.45am to 3.30pm

Term Time

Scale 5-6 point range 9-17

Actual starting annual salary £18,227

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with young people to join our already established Family Inclusion team. You will be an enthusiastic and talented individual to provide medical support to students at school.

You will be responsible for the day to day running of the medical room, keeping up to date records of students with medical conditions, and overseeing first aid and medical needs throughout the school day.

It would be desirable for applicants to have some prior experience of first aid in particular paediatrics, although training will be given for the right candidate. Some working knowledge of administering medication would also be desirable.
This role includes the undertaking of various administration duties including the organising, management and upkeep of records and student medical files, communicating with parents, staff, students and external agencies, and an excellent attention to detail.

The successful candidate will also need to understand the importance and significance of safeguarding and confidentiality. You should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a positive approach to working independently and as part of a team.

Here at Castledon School we pride ourselves on our excellent high standards and performance. Whilst experience within an education setting would be useful, it is not essential as full training will be provided.

We can offer you:

A dedicated, enthusiastic, friendly and experienced hardworking team of staff
The opportunity to develop within a highly effective multi academy trust
Free Benenden Medical Healthcare cover
Local Government Pension Scheme
A school that is committed to continued professional development


To apply for the role please download the application form from the vacancy page on Completed applications should be submitted to CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

You must complete the application form fully and give details of all employment, training and gaps in employment since leaving secondary school to the present day. Any additional information, which you wish to bring to the notice of the selection panel should be included in your letter of application (supporting statement). Please ensure you say why and how you meet the criteria from the person specification in your letter of application. Full job description and person specification can be found at the end of this pack.

Shortlisted applicants may be screened prior to interview by checking social media sites. The purpose of such screening will be to ascertain whether a candidate demonstrates appropriate conduct, behaviour and suitability for employment in a school environment.

Closing Date: Midnight 14th April

If you have any queries, wish to discuss the role informally or undertake a visit to the Trust, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone 01702 426744.

We look forward to receiving your application. You will be notified of your application status within two weeks of the vacancy closing date.

Safeguarding Children & Young People

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to the following satisfactory pre-employment checks:

· Health

· Identity

· Relevant work qualifications

· Right to work in the UK

· Barred List Check (previously List 99)

· Disclosure & Barring Service Check (for all staff and volunteers)

· References

· Childcare Disqualification Declaration Check (relevant Primary School posts only)

Information about the School

Castledon School is a Special School for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties and additional complex needs from Year 1 - Year 14.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Juliet Winsor
Bromfords Drive, Wickford
Essex, SS12 0PW
Telephone: 01268 761252