Head of Art – Uppingham Careers

Head of Art

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 3 March 2023, 9:00 am


This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Art teacher and visionary leader to play a key role in the strategic leadership, development and realisation of Art teaching at Uppingham.

Uppingham enjoys enviable facilities for Art and Design and is a stimulating place in which to learn, teach and work. As Head of Art, you will ensure that Uppingham’s Art teaching is creative and inspirational, keeping staff abreast of educational developments so that the most innovative courses are chosen, planned and delivered.

Leading by example, you will monitor teaching and learning, observe lessons, evaluate the department’s performance and actively address the underperformance of pupils. You will also be responsible for guiding, supporting and appraising the teachers in the department as well as overseeing the effective deployment of the department’s financial, material and human resources.

We are looking for an outstanding teacher and an experienced professional who will not settle for less than excellence. As well as the ability to teach Fine Art across the age range, the ability to teach Photography at A level, or interest in developing that ability, would be welcomed.

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, including:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of staff (subject to change at any time)
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a range of support including counselling and legal advice
  • Occupational Health Services to support staff who have health/medical issues
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

For further details on this role and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 March 2023.

Interviews will take place on Friday 10 March 2023.

Head of Art – 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.