Head, Medical Services at Atlantic Hall Schools


Location: Epe, Lagos Job Summary Dynamic, forward-thinking and outward-looking leadership of the boarding community Strategic leadership and development of boarding which supports the philosophy, aims and policies of the school, and promotes a high level of achievement in all areas of boarding life Ensure that parents and guardians are well informed about the School’s boarding policies and all aspects of the care and welfare of students Principal Duties & Responsibility Deploy, train and develop all boarding staff to make the most effective use of their skills, expertise and experience and to ensure that all boarding staff have a clear understanding of their roles, duties and responsibilities Oversee, in conjunction with the Deputy Head of Boarding, the training of Boarding Prefects to ensure consistency across the boarding houses Be familiar with, and develop further, a working knowledge of relevant legislation including the Children Act, Child Protection Act, Human Rights Act, Health & Safety at Work Act and the legal rights of children Ensuring a visible and active presence in the boarding houses in order to develop a relationship with all boarders Keep the Vice Principal (Pastoral/Student Affairs) and other appropriate staff, informed of pastoral issues relating to any student in the boarding houses and manage these where appropriate Inform and consult with the Vice Principal (Pastoral/Student Affairs) serious cases of student breaches of discipline or good conduct, and maintain a record of punishments awarded Ensure that medical matters are dealt with appropriately in line with Atlantic Hall’s School Medical Protocol and Practices, liaising with the School Clinic, the Sports Department and the pupils’ parents and guardians as appropriate Ensure that all appropriate registration/attendance/absence records are kept for all boarders including signing in and out of the hostels, clear whereabouts of boarders during weekends In conjunction with the boarding team arrange, organize and participate in the programme of activities, trips, social events and weekends activities which play a key role in ensuring a very special boarding experience for the students Liaise with the housekeeper, laundry supervisor in all matters relating to the maintenance of the hostels and students uniforms Presents the interest and needs of the boarding houses to the Core Leadership Team (CLT), through the Vice Principal (Pastoral/Student Affairs), and play a leading advisory role in the long-term development of boarding houses Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Competencies Education and Work Experience: First Degree in any discipline Minimum of five (5) years experience in a related field. Competencies and Skills: Passionate about and dedicated to boarding Innovative thinker and a flexible approach Successful experience in a boarding post with significant leadership and management responsibility Aware of Health & Safety issues in boarding Strong interpersonal and decision-making skills Capable of formulating and expressing an independent view and of working loyally as part of a team Calmness and efficiency and the ability to work under great pressure at certain times A friendly, professional approach capable of inspiring confidence in colleagues, students, existing parents, and future prospective parents Excellent communication skills, oral, written, and in the use of ICT Outstanding organizational and administrative skills Understanding of the nature of boarding in independent education and meeting the requirements of all boarders Aware of the nature of the school and prepared to commit to its all-round ethos High integrity and ethical standards. Apply Here

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