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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

Purchasing Assitant

17.5 hours per week, all year round
Salary circa £19k, full time
Starting as soon as possible

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

The successful candidate will have a broad and interesting role. Key responsibilities will include, processing of credit card orders; reconciliation of credit card statements and preparation of journals; preparation of BACS payments; assisting the Bursar with the preparation of information for Governor meetings; responding to queries and assisting with other appropriate tasks as required.

Applicants must have experience of working in a finance environment. Excellent IT skills, attention to detail, accuracy and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

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

Job Description

Support Staff Application Form

Closing date: Friday 2 March at 10.00am
Interviews will be held week beginning 5 March.

2nd In Charge of Mathematics

Starting 1 September 2018

This is a superb opportunity for someone who has a degree in Mathematics or closely related subject, to join our dynamic and innovative school, rated ‘Excellent’ in all ISI inspection categories. The role would suit an enthusiastic and pedagogically creative teacher. The right candidate will be excited about teaching dynamic lessons, aimed at encouraging and ensuring inclusion of all pupils, whatever their ability.

Mathematics is one of the most popular A Level subjects at Shiplake, with the most able also opting to study Further Mathematics. At GCSE we encourage those with a particular aptitude for the subject to take Additional Mathematics GCSE as well as IGCSE Mathematics. Our focussed diagnostic approach to testing allows us to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of pupils, which informs our approach to teaching and curriculum planning.

The right candidate will answer ‘Yes’ to the following questions:

  • Are you passionate about teaching and learning?
  • Do students leave your lessons inspired and enthused?
  • Do you have high expectations of pupils, and the drive to help them achieve their potential?
  • Do you have experience of teaching both GCSE and A Level?
  • Would you enjoy working as part of a dynamic and professional team of teachers and support staff?

Shiplake College provides the following:

  • Exceptional education delivered by a dedicated team of teachers and support staff with first-rate resources.
  • The opportunity to become involved with a busy and varied co-curricular programme available to students.
  • A beautiful working environment located on the bank of the River Thames, free lunch and evening meal when on duty, contributory teachers’ pension scheme, gym facilities and open-air swimming pool during summer months.
  • Excellent peer support and professional development opportunities.
  • Inclusive and thriving community spirit.
  • Accommodation on site (for selected staff).

Ambitious NQTs are welcome to apply alongside those with more experience.

Informal pre-application discussions and visits are welcome; please call Moya Flynn on 01189 405218. 

Job Description

Person Specification

Teaching Application Form

Closing Date:  Monday 26 February at 10.00am
Interviews: Thursday 8 and Friday 9 March

Teacher of Psychology

There may also be the opportunity to teach a second subject for the right candidate
Starting 1 September 2018

This is a superb opportunity for someone who has a degree in psychology or closely related subject, to join our dynamic and innovative school.  The role would suit an enthusiastic and pedagogically creative experienced teacher or NQT, who is excited about being part of a team who have had outstanding success since introducing A Level psychology in September 2013.

The right candidate will answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:

  • Do students leave your lessons inspired and enthused?
  • Are you passionate about teaching and learning?
  • Do you have experience of teaching A Level?

We are an outstanding school rated excellent in all ISI inspection categories and can offer:

  • Exceptional education delivered by a dedicated team of teachers with first-rate resources
  • Excellent support and professional development opportunities
  • Inclusive and thriving community spirit
  • Accommodation onsite (for selected staff)
  • The opportunity to become involved with the busy and varied co-curricular programme available to students
  • A beautiful working environment located on the bank of the River Thames, free lunch and evening meal when on duty, contributory teachers’ pension scheme, gym facilities and open-air swimming pool during summer months

We welcome applications from candidates with:

  • A passion for teaching and learning
  • The ability to motivate and inspire
  • A creative and professional approach
  • High expectations of students, driven to help them achieve their potential
  • The ambition to take pupils on a journey to greatness
  • Exceptional team skills
  • An ability to teach a second subject

NQTs, who will be supported by a mentor and a “buddy”, are welcome to apply alongside those with more experience.

Informal pre-application discussions and visits are welcome; please call Moya Flynn on 01189 405218.

Teacher of Psychology Job Specification

Teacher of Psychology Person Specification

Teaching Staff Application Form

Closing Date: Friday 23 February at 10am
Interviews: Thursday 1 and Friday 2 March

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

Minibus Drivers for Morning and Evening School Run (Term Time Only)

Shiplake College is looking for minibus drivers who would be available to provide the morning and evening journeys for pupils travelling to and from the College each day. This would be Monday to Friday and also a Saturday morning run during term time (except for 'exeat' weekends). The routes would require arrival to school at 8.00am, departing at 6.15pm; there are routes available that cover various towns/villages around the College's catchment.

The Driver would require a full, clean D1 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 £10 per hour.

Please contact Mrs Moya Flynn, if you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further. Call 01189 402455 or email mflynn@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.