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Orchard Brae School, Howes Road, Aberdeen, AB16 7RH
£45,176 - £51,640 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Full Time
37 hours per week

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Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location:  Orchard Brae School

Duration: Permanent, Full Time/Term Time

Orchard Brae is a specialist provision designed specifically for children and young people with profound, multiple and complex needs.  We are looking to recruit an individual who is committed to working as part of the senior leadership team to support and manage the nursing team and school specific training.  

For more information please contact Elaine Thomson, Executive Head Teacher.


Job Purpose:

As a key member of the school team, provide a comprehensive nursing and first aid service, including training, advice and practical support, to enable all youngsters with complex health needs, inclusion in school and access to all areas of their personalised curriculum. 


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

  • Registered first level nurse, part 8 or 15 of the register or equivalent.
  • 3yrs experience of paediatric nursing in the community.
  • 3yrs experience of delivering health related training.
  • Drivers licence. 


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

  • Experience, knowledge and skills of working with children/young people with complex additional support needs, including complex and significant health requirements.
  • An ability to lead, develop, co-ordinate, implement and review health care needs of children/young people including emergency first aid and care planning, across a school setting.
  • Up to date skilled nursing care which will include a range of complex medical interventions including the daily management and administration of medication.
  • Ability to assess, facilitate and promote early recognition of health, social and emotional problems, advising parents and sharing when appropriate with school staff and other agencies/specialists.
  • Sufficient additional and relevant post registration experience, to be able to work autonomously in the education community as a Specialist Provision Nurse and Trainer.
  • An ability to apply and maintain appropriate professional judgments and behaviours at all times, including whilst dealing with emergency medical situations.
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively. This will include non verbal, verbal and written forms of communication.
  • A proven ability to identify, oversee and provide a range of health care training to staff at all levels including the assessment of skills competency.
  • A working knowledge and application of Child protection legislation and relevant guidance.
  • Direction, co-ordination and supervision of the wider school team.
  • IT skills.
  • Attention to detail, rigorous record keeping and appropriate problem solving.
  • On-going professional development. 

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details.


Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

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