Head of Biology – Uppingham Careers

Head of Biology

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 2 May 2024, 9:00 am


Required: September 2024 or January 2025

This position offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced Biology teacher and visionary leader to join one of the leading schools in the UK with the highest ambitions for science education.

As Head of Biology, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership, development and realisation of Biology teaching at Uppingham. You will be responsible for guiding, supporting and appraising the teachers in the department and for the effective deployment of the department’s financial, material and human resources.

You will ensure that Uppingham’s Biology teaching is creative and inspirational, keeping staff abreast of educational developments so that the most innovative courses are chosen, planned and delivered.

You will also play an active role in the Science Faculty leadership team, regularly meeting with the Head of Chemistry, the Head of Physics and the Head of Science to ensure collaborative and impactful cross-faculty initiatives are supported and successful.

If you share our aspirations for Uppingham to be the national centre for excellence in science education in the United Kingdom we would be delighted to hear from you.


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
  • 25% Holiday Club discount at Uppingham School Sports Centre for children of Uppingham and Maidwell Hall staff
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Thursday 2 May 2024 at 9.00am.

Interviews: Friday 10 May 2024. 

Head of Biology – 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.