Art, Design and Textiles Administrator and Support Technician – Uppingham Careers

Art, Design and Textiles Administrator and Support Technician

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time, term time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: £15,974.28
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 8 March 2023, 9:00 am


If you are an excellent administrator with astute technical skills, then an exciting opportunity exists to play a key role in an auxiliary capacity at Uppingham School’s Leonardo Centre, where Art, Design, Textiles, and Photography are all taught.

You will provide vital administrative support to the Director of the Leonardo Centre, as well as the Heads of Art, Textiles and Design. These duties will include taking minutes during departmental meetings, keeping departmental accounts, arranging trips, as well as undertaking general office duties.

You will also provide support in a technical capacity, supporting the Heads of Department within the Leonardo Centre and their staff. You will ensure that rooms and workshops are set up for lessons, equipment is maintained, and health and safety requirements are strictly adhered to. There will also be opportunities to provide technical support to pupils producing exam or free time projects, offering the chance for you to develop your teaching and pedagogic skills.

You will be a positive, organised and personable individual, with strong time management skills and the ability to work at pace. You will possess first-hand workshop experience, working in either an Art, Textiles or Photography studio and/or a DT workshop. Additional knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel is essential, along with a willingness to learn new skills and undertake training where necessary.

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 9am Wednesday 8th March 2023.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 13th March 2023.

Art, Design and Textiles Administrator and Support Technician – 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.