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

Laundry Supervisor

Salary £16,500 per annum
37.5 hours per week, all year round
Job share applications welcome
To start December/January

We are seeking to recruit a laundry supervisor who will be responsible for the provision of a first class laundry service to Shiplake College. Duties include washing, drying, ironing (where appropriate), all bedding and personal clothing from the boarding houses, within an agreed timescale. Candidates must have the ability to operate washing machines and tumble dryers. Some lifting will be required.

All staff enjoy a free lunch and evening meal if on duty. In addition, staff are encouraged to make use of the free gym membership and open-air swimming pool. You will also be offered a contributory pension scheme.

Informal pre-application discussions welcome; please call Moya Flynn on 01189 405218. Interested candidates should complete the Support Staff Application Form available below.

Job Specification

Support Staff Application Form

Closing Date: 10.00am on Thursday 30 November

Assistant Accountant

25 hours per week, all year round
£18,667pa (FTE £28,000)
Starting as soon as possible

Shiplake College is seeking to appoint an experienced finance professional to join our dedicated team who provide finance and administrative support to the College.

The successful candidate will have a broad role. Key responsibilities will include: account reconciliations; being the primary link with the payroll provider; collating monthly information; verifying the outputs from the payroll provider; posting monthly payroll journals; and supporting the Assistant Bursar (School Accountant) with month end accounting and reporting.

Applicants must have knowledge of payroll preparation, reporting, and general accounting experience. Excellent IT skills, attention to detail and accuracy are essential.

Informal pre-applications and visits to the College are welcome. Please contact Moya Flynn on 01189 405218.

Job Specification

Support Staff Application Form

Closing Date: 10.00am on Monday 27 November

Examination Scribes, Readers and Invigilators

Variable hours during January, April, May and June
£8.80 per hour

We are looking to expand our examination team of scribes, readers and invigilators for the forthcoming exam seasons. The team oversee the examination hall and provide access arrangements in terms of reading and scribing for pupils who require additional help.

Candidates must have good communications skills and be able to commit to dates in advance. The Spring Term exams run from Tuesday 9 to Friday 19 January, with further exams taking place in April, May and June. Training is provided so no previous experience is necessary.

Interested candidates are asked to complete and submit the Support Staff Application Form below.

Support Staff Application Form

Job Description

Closing Date: 10.00am on Monday 27 November.

Pupil Welfare Chaperone

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 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 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

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


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.