School Duty Nurse (Part-Time, Term-Time)

Benenden School have 2 vacancies for Nurses to join our thriving team in the Medical Centre. Benenden is a boarding school with 556 girls aged 11-18.  Nursing cover is provided 24 hours a day during term time.

The successful applicants will be qualified Registered Nurses, who have excellent nursing skills, are empathetic to teenage needs along with good administrative skills, and an enthusiastic team member.  Some A & E or practice nurse experience could be beneficial but is not essential.

They will provide nursing cover in the Medical Centre for a shift pattern covering evening, overnight and weekends which is based on a three week rota. One position for 58 hours and the other for 65 hours over the 3 weeks. For full rota please see the job description on our website. You will also provide flexibility with occasional extra hours as required.

Benenden is one of the leading boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 556 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with 187 of those in the Sixth Form. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace.

We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.

Benenden offers its own salary scale, responsibility allowances and benefits. 

Meals are provided to staff whilst on duty. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use. 

To discuss the role, please contact the Medical Centre Manager on 01580 240592. For a full job description or to apply, please download the application pack below.  Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by 9:00am on 15 October. 


Application Pack


The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, this appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.