Head of Economics and Business – Uppingham Careers

Head of Economics and Business

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Job details

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


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and outstanding teacher of Economics and Business to play a key role creating the best and most innovative Economics and Business Department in the country at one of the UK’s leading schools.

Economics and Business are thriving subjects at Uppingham and our pupils enjoy challenging, inspiring and intellectually stimulating lessons. The Head of Economics and Business will take these subjects to an even higher level and will be responsible for the strategic leadership and development of the subjects and the department.

The Head of Economics and Business will lead by example, ensuring that Uppingham’s Economics and Business teaching is creative and inspirational, and will keep staff abreast of educational developments so that the most innovative courses are chosen, planned and delivered.

We are looking for a visionary leader who will not settle for less than excellence, who is capable of inspiring and leading pupils and staff.

The appointee will also be a strong, dynamic and inspirational character with unimpeachable subject knowledge, a strong degree and exemplary classroom management skills.

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 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
  • Working towards Investors in Diversity

Closing date: Friday 3 March 2023, 9.00am.

Interviews: Wednesday 8 March 2023.

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.