Head of Textiles – Uppingham Careers

Head of Textiles

Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 18 April 2024, 9:00 am


Uppingham School seeks a Head of Textiles to steer the department with strategic vision, fostering a culture of creativity, innovation, and inspiration. You will guide and support a dedicated team, ensuring our curriculum not only meets but exceeds the aspirations of our pupils. Your leadership will encourage students to achieve their highest aesthetic and academic outcomes, setting them on a path to success in their in their study of textile design and beyond.

About you

As a visionary leader with a strong, dynamic presence and an unshakable dedication to teaching excellence, you will bring exemplary subject knowledge, outstanding classroom management skills, and a track record of inspiring students. Your ability to communicate, lead, and work collaboratively will enrich our community, encouraging every pupil to reach their full potential.


Uppingham School is committed to offering a range of attractive benefits to its employees, fostering a rewarding work environment. Join us in this exciting opportunity and become a part of our dedicated team. Benefits include:

  • 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 for children of (Uppingham/Maidwell Hall) School
  • 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”

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 18 April 2024.

Interview date: Tuesday 23 April 2024.

Head of Textiles – Candidate Information Pack

Please fill out the application form (below) and submit it to Recruitment@uppingham.co.uk

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.