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Teaching Vacancies

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Visiting Teacher(s) of Piano, up to 3 days teaching (applicants for fewer days are welcome) and Visiting Teacher of Double Bass, hours tbc

For September 2022, we are seeking to appoint at least two dynamic and inspiring Visiting Music Teachers to join a large and thriving music department of 35 full-time and visiting teachers within one of the country’s leading co-educational schools. Our excellent piano faculty has a vacancy to undertake up to 3 days’ work, but applications are welcome from teachers who are only available for 1 or 2 days. The Teacher of Double Bass will work with both existing pupils and help recruit new starters under our discounted tuition scheme. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain and enhance the high standards of music tuition and musical activity on offer at Oakham, and inspire a new generation of young musicians.

For further information about the role and how to apply, please refer to the following documents: 

Piano Teacher Job Description & Person Specification

Double Bass Teacher Job Description & Person Specification

Additional Information for Candidates

Candidates who wish to apply for this post should send a covering letter, CV and an application form, by email to: Mr Peter Davis, Director of Music, Tel: 01572 758526; E-mail: pd@oakham.rutland.sch.uk. 

The closing date for applications is 09:00 on Monday 16 May. Interviews will take place before the May half term. 

Many music teachers find that their Employment History is too lengthy to complete on the Oakham School application form, and we are happy for this to be outlined on a CV instead.

Head of Lower School - ideally for September 2022 or January 2023

Oakham School seeks an able and aspiring Head of Lower School (Years 6-8) to play a leading role in the next chapter of the School’s ongoing development. The Head of Lower School will have a passion for the all-round education, wellbeing and happiness of pupils during this formative stage of their educational journey. The role requires strong leadership, management and personal skills to ensure a caring and dynamic Lower School community, fully interlinked with the broader school aims and values.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a range of colleagues and be a warm and welcoming presence for all current and prospective pupils and parents. He/she will be fully committed to the busy 24/7 life of a boarding school, teaching a reduced timetable and acting as a Tutor within the Lower School. This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring senior leader with excellent communication skills and a strong track record of setting the highest standards for pupils, as they learn and grow, both in and out of the classroom. Please see the Candidate Brochure for full details of the role.  To apply, please send cover letter, CV and application form to Claire Betts, HR Manager at recruitment@oakham.rutland.sch.uk. Closing date is 9am on Wednesday 25 May, with interviews w/c 6th and 13th June 2022.

Graduate Sports Coaches - Hockey, Rugby and Netball - with MSc studies in Elite Performance Coaching - September 2022

We are seeking to appoint Graduate Coaches in each of the above fields, with the opportunity to study an MSc in Elite Sport Performance on a a two-year part-time distance learning basis. This opportunity is the result of a partnership between Oakham School and DCU (Dublin City University) which allows candidates to study on this distance learning course whilst working in a dynamic and challenging sporting environment. Full details on each role can be found by clicking on these links: Graduate Rugby CoachGraduate Netball Coach; Graduate Hockey Coach.

To apply, please send cover letter, CV and application form to Iain Simpson, Director of Sport, at recruitment@oakham.rutland.sch.uk. 

Teacher of PE and Games - September 2022

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a hugely successful and collaborative Sports department. The successful candidate will be able to take on a position of responsibility appropriate to experience and qualification. The School is looking for a Teacher with a strong undergraduate sport related degree and excellent subject and coaching knowledge. 

Please see the Candidate Brochure for full details of the role.  To apply, please send cover letter, CV and application form to Iain Simpson, Director of Sport, at recruitment@oakham.rutland.sch.uk. Closing date is 9am on Monday 16 May. Interviews will be held on Friday 20 May.

Teacher of Chemistry (full-time or part-time) - September 2022

We are seeking to appoint an academically well-qualified, full time or part-time Chemistry teacher to join a hugely successful and collaborative Chemistry department. A minimum 0.6FTE is required, with the potential for a greater number of periods, depending on business needs. The ability to teach Chemistry up to KS4 is vital, with KS5 and general science at KS3 level advantageous. The person appointed should have high professional standards, enthusiasm, energy, and a clear sense of teamwork.  Key qualities also include demonstrable subject and classroom competence, combined with a flair for inspiring the next generation of young scientists. Please see the Candidate Brochure for full details of the role.  To apply, please send cover letter, CV and application form to Claire Betts, HR Manager at recruitment@oakham.rutland.sch.uk. 

Closing date is 9am Monday 16 May.

Teacher of Computer Science or Trainee Teacher of Computer Science - September 2022
Part-time 0.75 or Full-time

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of Computer Science to join a hugely successful and collaborative Computer Science department in September 2022. The person appointed should have high professional standards, enthusiasm, energy, and a clear sense of teamwork.  Key qualities also include demonstrable subject and classroom competence, combined with a flair for inspiring our pupils. Strong administrative and organisational skills are vital in such a busy department, and the ability to work flexibly and take initiative within the team will be important.

Please see the Candidate Brochure for full details of the role.  To apply, please send cover letter, CV and application form to Claire Betts, HR Manager at recruitment@oakham.rutland.sch.uk.  Early applications are welcomed, as interviews will be held on an ongoing basis. 

Applications for Teaching Posts

Unless otherwise stated, applications for teaching posts should be sent to:

Mr Henry Price
Headmaster
Oakham School
Chapel Close
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 6DT

Either by post to the address above or email to: recruitment@oakham.rutland.sch.uk

All teaching vacancy enquiries should be directed to Claire Betts, HR Manager

Tel: 01572 758804 or Email: recruitment@oakham.rutland.sch.uk

Application forms to download:

Teaching Staff Application Form (pdf fillable)

Equal Opportunities Form

Recruitment Privacy Notice

Application and Recruitment Process Explanatory Note