We are seeking an exceptional colleague to join us as our Medical Response Officer to oversee the day to day care of students and staff at school, as well as take a leading role in the provision of COVID-19 lateral flow testing, as required.

Our students are amazing. They are clever, kind and a joy to work with. They inspire, challenge and drive us as professionals to deliver the highest standards of education and care; to fill their school life with academic rigour, compassion and laughter. School is a busy and varied place of work (definitely not your normal 9-5!) but, as a team, we work together to reach out, find solutions and truly make a difference in the lives of young people.

Our Medical Response Officer provides care and support to our school community and is the first point of contact for illness or incident, as well as overseeing the administration of prescribed medicines for students. The successful candidate will also play a key role in the planning and provision of COVID-19 protection measures, including Lateral Flow Testing, helping to ensure that our school community can be as safe as it possibly can be.

Normal working hours will be 8.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, however some flexibility may be needed initially to facilitate LFT testing before the school day, if required.

We need a calm, sensitive and committed individual who is excited by the prospect of joining our team and taking on this highly rewarding and valued role within our school community.

Applicants must have a minimum of five GCSE (or equivalent) passes at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics and hold a First Aid qualification. Equally as important, however, are the ‘softer’ skills needed to support and care for students and staff in a calm and positive manner, as well as exemplary credentials in administrative and organisational tasks.

You do not need to have worked in an educational setting before but a desire to work with and support young people is essential. We welcome applications from experienced professionals seeking a new career challenge in an outstanding school.

Why you should join Saint Gregory’s:

We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable place in the world and the contribution that you bring to our school deserves its own rewards. As a member of our team, you can expect:

  • Outstanding professional support to help you develop your career
  • A vibrant and dynamic student body that deserves the very best in teaching and support
  • A rewarding and dynamic job role making a real, lasting and positive impact
  • A positive and innovative work culture where well-being and workload are effectively managed
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

For an open conversation about the role, please contact Miss Jackson, HR Manager, by email at hr@st-gregorys.org.uk to arrange a suitable time.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check prior of employment. Details of our Child Protection Policy can be found on our website at https://www.st-gregorys.org.uk/useful-information/key-documents/

Contract type: Permanent, 32.5 hours per week, term time only plus 2 INSET days
Salary: Grade 3 SCP 5-6, £19,312 – £19,698 full-time equivalent (£14,314 – £14,600 actual)
Closing date: Thursday 25 March 2021 at midnight
Interviews: Tuesday 30 March, or sooner for exceptional candidates

Please note that due to the current situation with regard to COVID-19 interviews may have to take place remotely. Full details will be given in the invite to interview letter for shortlisted candidates.

Applicants are asked to submit their application to:

The HR Department by email to hr@st-gregorys.org.uk

Applications can also be made online at www.TES.com

We are not currently able to accept postal applications at this time.

No other material (such as testimonials, résumés or CVs) will be considered during the selection process.

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