Many thanks to @Squadkit for bringing Jason White down to Shiplake to coach the U18 and U16 boys today. The boys loved it! @Scotlandteam Posted about 6 hours ago


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

Maintenance Assistant

Highly subsidised accommodation on site
Attractive salary plus benefits

Shiplake College is seeking to appoint a Maintenance Assistant with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience. The successful candidate will be required to live on campus (highly subsidised rent). All applicants must have a D1 minibus licence as they will be required to undertake ad-hoc minibus driving; or be prepared to undertake training with a view to becoming D1 qualified within 3 months of accepting the role.

On appointment the Maintenance Assistant will be involved with all aspects of day to day maintenance and repairs throughout College buildings and grounds. This will include painting, decorating, woodwork repairs, repairs to door furniture etc. As resident maintenance assistant you will be responsible for site security; locking and unlocking of the site and buildings; be part of the on call rota to assist with out of hours’ maintenance and access responsibilities.

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, Mon-Sat with occasional weekend work. The work carried out is of a physical nature. Knowledge of either electrical or the plumbing trade is not essential but would be an advantage, as would a D1 licence to incorporate some minibus driving. 

We offer a beautiful working environment, free lunches, gym membership and a contributory pension scheme.

Job Specification

Support Staff Application Form

Closing date: Monday 25 September
Interviews: Week beginning 25 September

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.