Teacher of Chemistry (or graduate trainee) – Uppingham Careers

Teacher of Chemistry (or graduate trainee)

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 3 May 2024, 9:00 am


Whether you are an ECT, or an experienced teacher, this position offers an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading schools in the UK with the highest ambitions for science education.

This position would also suit a recent graduate looking to train and qualify as a teacher whilst working.

A graduate trainee would gain experience in a well-resourced department, working with a team of committed specialists. A training year would involve completing a University of Buckingham PGCE leading to QTS at the end of the year whilst teaching a suitably reduced timetable. A trainee teacher would have full responsibility for their own classes during the year, guided by their mentor, and would also undertake teaching placements in a different school setting.

You will be working with six specialist Chemistry teachers, working in a highly collegiate faculty of fifteen teachers, supported by a superb technical team. The Science faculty is well-funded and particularly well-resourced, but new initiatives and experience are welcomed.

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: Friday 3 May 2024 at 9.00am. 

Interviews will take place week commencing 7th May 2024.

Teacher of Chemistry (or graduate trainee) – 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.