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Shiplake College offers boarding and day school facilities for boys from 11-18 and girls from 16-18. As well as providing a fantastic learning and living environment for young people, Shiplake offers an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding working environment.

We strive to recruit the best possible teaching and support staff to drive the College forwards and ensure we continue to provide the best possible rounded education for our pupils. Our recruitment selection and disclosures policy can be downloaded here.

For all teaching appointments, a willingness to participate in the varied extra-curricular life of a busy boarding and day school is essential. Shiplake has its own salary scale; teacher salary pension scheme; free lunches and suppers if you have a late teaching commitment and use of the gym; accommodation may be available on site and further paid responsibilities may also be available. Excellence in the classroom and an ability to inspire young people are paramount and non-negotiable.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer gap year placements.

Current Vacancies

Monday Morning London Driver (Term Time Only)

Shiplake College is looking for someone who is able to run a Monday morning collection from West London for our weekly boarders. They would use the College's People Carrier that can seat 8 pupils, but if numbers grow in September 2018 a minibus (and therefore minibus license) would be required. The first collection is in Knightsbridge at 6.00am so an early start from Shiplake is required! There are normally four collections in West London before returning the pupils to the College for 7.45am.

The Driver would require a full, clean driving licence and be willing to undertake a short driving assessment with a Shiplake member of staff prior to any requests for assistance. Applicants must also be prepared to undergo appropriate child protection screening and training, including references and a DBS check. The Driver would be paid for the journey from and back to Shiplake College each Monday (at £10 per hour).

Please contact Mrs Katherine Green, Director of Marketing and External Relations, if you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further. Call 01189 405222 or email kgreen@shiplake.org.uk. If you would like to apply please complete the application form below and we will invite suitable candidates in for an informal interview accordingly. Shared applications would be considered.

Support Staff Application Form

Occasional Minibus Drivers (Term Time Only)

Shiplake College is looking for minibus drivers who would be available to help with the occasional journey for school trips, sports matches or to take pupils to co-curricular activities offsite. Any requirements will be agreed in advance. There may be regular requests such as Tuesday afternoon lifts into Henley and/or Reading, and other requests which are less frequent.

The Driver would require a full, clean driving licence and be willing to undertake a short driving assessment with a Shiplake member of staff prior to any requests for assistance. Applicants must also be prepared to undergo appropriate child protection screening and training, including references and a DBS check. The Driver would be paid for any hours they undertake driving pupils accordingly (at £10 per hour). There will normally be a member of Shiplake staff also present.

Please contact Mrs Katherine Green, Director of Marketing and External Relations, if you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further. Call 01189 405222 or email kgreen@shiplake.org.uk. If you would like to apply please complete the application form below and we will invite suitable candidates in for an informal interview accordingly.

Support Staff Application Form

Pupil Welfare Chaperone (Term Time Only)

Shiplake College is looking for a local person (or persons) who would be willing to be on call, should the need arise, for an adult to accompany a pupil to A&E. This would be for accidents that are not deemed serious enough to call for an ambulance. No first-aid training is required. The Pupil Welfare Chaperone would be required to drive the pupil to hospital, wait with them to be seen and return them to the College accordingly (or until a parent/guardian arrives to stay with them). This would prevent Shiplake staff from being called away from other teaching and pastoral commitments, sometimes for long periods of time.

The Chaperone would require a full, clean driving licence and be willing to undertake a short driving assessment with a Shiplake member of staff prior to any requests for assistance. Applicants must also be prepared to undergo appropriate child protection screening and training, including references and a DBS check. The Chaperone would be paid for any hours they are asked to accompany a pupil (at £10 per hour). Trips would normally take place in the Chaperone's personal vehicle and you will be reimbursed for petrol and any expenses incurred. The role would suit someone who is flexible with their time and is comfortable chatting with pupils; requests for help will be irregular but potentially once every 1-2 weeks.

Please contact the Head's PA, Nicky Emmett, if you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further. Call 01189 402455 or email nemmett@shiplake.org.uk. If you would like to apply please complete the application form below and we will invite suitable candidates in for an informal interview accordingly.

Support Staff Application Form

To Apply 

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact, Moya Flynn, HR Manager on mflynn@shiplake.org.uk or 01189 405 218.

To apply for a current vacancy please complete the relevant application form provided and return, with a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, via email to jobs@shiplake.org.uk.

If you should have any queries regarding employment at Shiplake College, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Safeguarding 

Shiplake College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be prepared to undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers and a DBS check. The school is an equal opportunities employer.