English Second-in-Department – Uppingham Careers

English Second-in-Department

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits & accommodation may be available
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 25 January 2024, 9:00 am


Uppingham School seeks to appoint a first-rate teacher of English to join our team as Second in Department, from September 2024.

This opportunity would suit an experienced teacher seeking to broaden their skills and take on a leadership role in a large and successful department.

Teaching in the English Department is delivered by an experienced team of eight colleagues with wide ranging literary enthusiasms and skills in a number of different fields. The dedicated English building is well resourced with a specialist library, a laptop suite and interactive whiteboards and throughout the year a number of different activities contribute to the enrichment of the pupils’ experience, with writers’ workshops, visits by poets, academics and professional theatre companies, in addition to external visits to Stratford, Leicester and London.

About you

The person appointed will be a strong, dynamic character with excellent subject knowledge, a strong degree, good classroom management skills, a track record of excellent teaching and building an appropriate rapport with pupils. The ideal candidate will uphold high personal and professional standards, and well-developed pastoral instincts.

If you are passionate about education, ready to inspire, and eager to play a full part in the life of this seven-day week boarding school, we invite you to join our dedicated team at Uppingham.


In return Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate, and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Free Westfield Healthcare
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of Uppingham staff.
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Discounted RAC membership
  • Favourable rates and terms with local nursery
  • 25% Holiday Club discount for children of (Uppingham/Maidwell Hall) School

The closing date for applications is 25 January 2024, 9:00 am.

Interviews will take place on 29th January 2024.

English Second-in-Department – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.