School Nurse - Southlands

Position: School Nurse/ Registered Nurse –- RGN,RSCN/RLDN


Location: Southlands School, Lymington, Hampshire


Hours: 24 hours per week, 39 weeks of the year


Salary: £20,185.20 per annum / £38,890 FTE


 Cambian Group, the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health rehabilitation, and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as a School Nurse/Registered Nurse with full-time admin support.


Could you be what we are looking for? Do you enjoy working with children and young people? Do you have experience of working in a residential or education setting with Special Needs? Would you enjoy working in a busy school who are dedicated in improving the health needs of children and young people?


If so we would like to hear from you!


Southlands School is an Ofsted-registered independent specialist school, offering 38-week through to 52-week residential and day placements for boys and girls aged 7-19 years old with a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome and other associated difficulties on the Autistic Spectrum.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our onsite Multi-Disciplinary Team as a School Nurse working collaboratively with other registered professions including: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, and Art therapy and working alongside Education and Care staff to provide integrated care of the highest standard in a specialist mixed gender residential 52 week school, for students aged 11-19 on the Autistic Spectrum.


The school nurse is an integral part of the young person’s educational journey, ensuring that all aspects of their physical health needs are met to the highest standard, in collaboration with external General Practitioners, Paediatricians, and other health care professionals. The role includes writing reports, attending reviews, implementing evidenced-based care plans, medication management, delivery of workshops for best practices, face to face support and advocating for the students and liaising with families, professionals and Local Authorities.


Candidate Profile



Candidates for this position should be RGN/RLDN/RNC qualified with a current NMC PIN number.


  • You should have a strong understanding of Asperger’s and Autism and have experience of working with these conditions.
  • Working knowledge of physical health conditions, including Epilepsy, Diabetes, Anaphylaxis.
  • Knowledge around Safeguarding and keeping others safe.
  • Excellent understanding of safe and effective medication management within children’s homes/schools.
  • Experience in working/promoting therapeutic relationships with children and Young People
  • Working autonomously within a residential environment.






  • Experience of communicating clearly to others using a variety of platforms including nonverbal communication.
  • Experience of engaging successfully with children or young adults (in particular those with special needs) in some capacity.
  • Ability to be flexible with hours, required to assist with the effective quality of care in the school.


In return we offer:


  • Full support from a multidisciplinary team
  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Developmental opportunities
  • Research opportunities & support
  • Internal/external training on new initiatives
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (with increments for length of service included)




Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.


All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.


Cambian is an equal opportunities employer


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the children and young people that we support.


It is a now a legal requirement that all frontline staff who work in our sites which are regulated by CQC are willing to be vaccinated against Covid 19 and will be fully vaccinated before commencing employment on or before 11th November 2021. 


If you have a legitimate medical exemption, you will need to provide the appropriate documentation to support this, prior to attending an interview.

COVID19 safety is important to us all. We support our staff and the children and young people we care for by wearing the correct PPE, which may include Surgical Masks, aprons and gloves at the required times.


We have an in-house Covid team who ensure that all of our services have sufficient stocks of PPE at all times. All care and support is carried out following the latest Government guidance and updated as necessary.



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About Cambian


We are one of the UK's largest providers of specialist education and behavioural health services for children. We care for almost 2,000 children and young people from over 200 locations across the UK, and employ more than 4,000 committed, caring people.