Academic Jobs – Uppingham Careers

Academic Jobs

The value of an all-round education, in which each individual and their talents come first, is fundamental to the Uppingham experience.

Our pupils want to be stimulated, challenged and inspired by their teachers. Academic life at Uppingham encourages pupils to be intellectually curious and independently minded. Our classrooms offer our pupils a safe space where they feel confident to question and discuss ideas, as well as articulating their own. We are proud of the quality of education that our pupils experience; a result of the excellent teaching standards of our academic staff.

The breadth and flexibility of the Uppingham curriculum ensures that a pupil’s learning experience can be personal to their own interests, aptitudes and aspirations. The School’s commitment to a holistic education has been a fundamental part of our history, with a curriculum that emphasises the importance of intellectual rigour, exploration, critical analysis, creativity, risk-taking, communication and teamwork. 

Outside of the classroom, our academic staff are greatly involved in pastoral care and boarding house life, as well as contributing to the School’s exceptionally varied co-curricular programme. This could be through coaching sport, leading community service initiatives or teaching pupils a skill of their interest as part of the Enrichment Programme.

Our academic staff enjoy a supportive and invigorating environment, surrounded by colleagues from a range of backgrounds and specialisms, and within a culture that takes high-quality professional development seriously. Many of our academic staff join us following successful careers outside of teaching, while others have taught at leading schools across the globe. We also provide opportunities for recent graduates in our sport, music and drama departments. Additionally, we have a number of roles available each year for Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and trainee teachers.

Teaching at Uppingham also includes a wide range of benefits for academic staff. Alongside a competitive renumeration scale, staff benefit from a generous discount on day pupil school fees for their children and an excellent pension scheme, with a number of additional benefits available. School accommodation may also be available.

Successful applicants will be dynamic professionals with excellent subject knowledge, great communication skills, high personal and professional standards and well-developed pastoral instincts.

Current academic vacancies


  • Housemistress/Housemaster

    Salary: Competitive salary dependent on experience | Contracted hours: Full time | Basis: Permanent

    Uppingham School is looking for a dynamic Housemistress/Housemaster (HsM), to play a key role in our boarding house team. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the future development…

  • Teacher of English

    Salary: Competitive plus benefits | Contracted hours: Full time | Basis: Permanent

    Uppingham School is currently seeking to appoint a first-rate teacher of English from September 2024. You will teach English to our motivated and talented students at all levels across the…


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.