Creative Placements – Uppingham Careers

Creative Placements

Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: One year fixed term contract
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 19 April 2024, 9:00 am


The role:

Uppingham School is seeking to appoint one (possibly two) Creative Placement Students with experience in one or more of the following – Design (Product / Industrial Design), Fine Art, Photography or Fashion/Textiles.

Uppingham’s vision for the creative subjects is to create an environment where all pupils can achieve success and enjoyment – at whatever level they wish to participate, and our Creative Placement Students will have the opportunity to be part of this vision within our collaborative space called the Leonardo Centre.

The role encompasses teaching, coaching, mentoring, and providing technical support for the creative subjects within the Leonardo Centre, part of a co-educational independent senior school in central England.

Our Creative Placement Students will be involved within practical creative lessons, extended opening time activities, the co-curricular programme, and extra-curricular activities. There could also be the possibility of being involved with our extensive sports programme.

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic team players with a love of creative work. They are expected to be equally committed to participation and performance within the Leonardo Centre, and able to engage and motivate pupils. The successful candidates will also be integral members of our busy seven-day-a-week boarding school community and have some pastoral responsibilities within the boarding houses.

We welcome applications from specialists in one of the above creative subjects as well as all-rounders with several strings to their bow.

During your placement, we offer you:

  • Shared accommodation for the academic year with bills included, beginning at the end of August
  • Meals during term-time
  • Team teaching up to 16 hours per week
  • Be mentored by and work alongside experienced creative teachers and technicians
  • The opportunity to run individual workshops focusing on your specialism during the extended opening times
  • Attachment to a boarding house in a pastoral role, additionally assisting with house trips and events
  • A small CPD budget to enable further development during the placement
  • Additional employment during summer and Easter school holidays may be available through Uppingham Enterprises (subject to successful application)

Closing date: 19 April 2024, 9.00am.

Interviews: 25 April 2024.

Creative Placements – Candidate Information Pack

Please fill out the application form (below) and submit it to

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.