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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; 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.

Shiplake College offers a beautiful working environment, supportive colleagues and all staff enjoy a free lunch and evening meal if on duty. In addition, staff are encouraged to take the opportunity make use of the free gym membership, open air swimming, join a variety of staff teams such as football, cricket and courses such as mindfulness.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer gap year placements.

Current Vacancies

Senior Laboratory Technician Science

31 hours exclusive of breaks per week,
9.00am until 3.30pm x 4 days 9.00am until 2.00pm x 1 day term time only 
Competitive salary
Starting as soon as possible 

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Science Technician to provide specialist assistance in the delivery of practical and project work within the science department.  We have seven main teaching laboratories and two well-equipped prep rooms, supporting the teaching of biology, chemistry and physics.

Applicants must have a science background and an excellent working knowledge of health and safety within a laboratory environment.  Experience of working in a school would be an advantage.
Shiplake College is an outstanding school rated excellent in all ISI inspection categories. 
We offer a competitive salary, excellent free lunches, contributory pension scheme and a beautiful working environment.

Closing date: Monday 18 March at 10.00am
Interviews: Wednesday 20 March

Senior Laboratory Technician Job Description

Senior Laboratory Technician Person Specification

Support Staff Application Form

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


Competitive salary
Subsidised accommodation may be available
Starting September 2019

We have a superb opportunity for an ordained Church of England priest to become our part-time Chaplain and lead the spiritual life of the College. The successful candidate will work closely with the Sixth Form team of Chapel Wardens and the Director of Music who provide support at College services. He or she will be expected to liaise closely with the Rector of the benefice.

As Chaplain you will be actively involved in all aspects of College life, leading services, organising open drop in sessions and visiting each of the houses during break times.

Our current “Rev”, as he is affectionately known, not only provides practical and spiritual support to the whole community, but continually inspires us to think beyond the boundaries of school life. Harvest festival involves collecting practical items such as socks for the Churches in Reading Drop in Centre; at Easter we collect Easter eggs to take to a school where there are a high number of refugees.  Pupils help deliver the items and see first-hand how small acts of kindness make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Applicants must be approachable, supportive and empathetic to the whole community; creative in approach to church services and able to source inspirational guest speakers for whole school assemblies. Experience of working with teenagers would be an advantage. The successful candidate will have the ability to inspire, challenge, support and engage all members of the community. Subsidised accommodation may be available on site.

Informal discussion and visits to the College are welcome. Please contact the Headmaster's PA, Mrs Nicky Emmett (0118 940 5254), in the first instance, if you would like to arrange to speak to the headmaster about the role. Ms Moya Flynn, HR Manager, is also available for pre-application advice on 01189 405218. 

Closing Date: Tuesday 26 March at 10.00am
Interviews:     Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 April

Chaplain Job Description 

Chaplain Person Specification 

Support Staff Application Form

Examinations Officer 

Up to 30 hours per week, term- time only
Plus up to 2 weeks in August for result days
Salary competitive, plus benefits
Starting as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a highly organised, effective and experienced Examinations Officer with exceptional communication, administrative and organisational skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for the accurate management of all public and internal examinations, ensuring the College is fully compliant with examination board requirements.

Working closely with the Senior Leadership Team and Heads of Department you will provide accurate key assessment data, to enable tracking of pupil progress. The role carries a high level of responsibility ensuring all pupils are entered for the correct examinations and where necessary appropriate access arrangements. Additional responsibilities include communication of examination results and appeals process, and the recruitment, training, allocation and line management of invigilators, scribes and readers.

Ideally, candidates will have experience of working of working in an education environment.  An awareness of Child Protection and Safeguarding is desirable, however, full training will be provided.

We offer excellent free lunches, contributory pension scheme and a beautiful working environment. Staff are also encouraged to make use of the free gym membership, open-air swimming pool and join a variety of activities on offer.

Closing Date:  Friday 29 March at 10.00am
Interviews:      Week beginning 1 April

Examinations Officer Job Description 
Examinations Officer Person Specification 
Support Staff Application Form 

Informal, pre-application discussions and visits are welcome; please call Moya Flynn on 01189 405218 or 07739345171.

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. All applicants must be prepared to undergo appropriate child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The school is an equal opportunities employer.