At Wellington College
Exciting academic and support opportunities at Wellington College.
Wellington College is one of the world’s top coeducational day and boarding schools, set in 400 acres of beautiful parkland in leafy Berkshire, one hour from Central London and just 40 minutes from Heathrow.
Inspiring our future leaders
MORE THAN JUST A SCHOOL
Nestled in a stunning 400-acre parkland campus in leafy Berkshire, Wellington College is one of Britain’s most historic and famous independent schools.
When you make your first visit to Wellington College you immediately get a sense that it is more than just a school. The beautiful grounds and breath-taking buildings see to that, as does the palpable sense of purpose among every pupil and member of staff you meet.
The Wellington College
The College Values outline the behaviours and attitudes expected of all staff and pupils
and are a promise to people about how they will be treated whilst with us.
Wellington College is an equal opportunities employer.
Wellington has become nationally renowned as a centre for curriculum development, and our academic and support staff are at the very heart of everything we do. Like our pupils, the staff at Wellington College are able to see every day as an opportunity, a chance to grow and a chance to learn, able to leave their own individual footprint firmly ingrained in Wellington’s history.
If you are interested in a teaching or support career, choosing Wellington could be the most inspired choice you ever make.
The application process
Due to the nature of our establishment, there are a number of pre-employment checks that need to be completed prior to commencement of work. The processing of checks normally take around 4 weeks to complete, in busy periods this could take longer. Without these checks completed we are unable to confirm your start date, so there may be a possibility of your start date being moved back until the checks have been completed.
In accordance with paragraph 220 of KCSIE, the College will conduct online searches on shortlisted candidates with the purpose of identifying any issues or incidents relating to any safeguarding or reputational matters that have occurred and are publicly available online. The searches will be conducted by a third-party company and the College will be provided with a summary report highlighting any areas of concern which will be explored at interview by a safer recruitment trained panel member.
Failure to authorise this search will result in the applicant’s withdrawal from the recruitment process.
In line with KSCIE we are required to obtain references prior interview, along with this we perform a gap analysis to ensure that there are no gaps within your application employment history. We also reserve the right to check online and social media for all shortlisted candidates.
If you already work for Wellington College and wish to apply for another role you may do so in the same way as an external candidate. However, if you are successful you are bound by a new contract under the current terms of employment, continuity of service will apply where applicable. We are unable to accept internal applicants who have been in there current role for under 12 months.
You can download the Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy here in PDF format.
Under the latest Keeping Children Safe In Education 2021 statutory guidelines for schools and Colleges, and as a regulated environment, we are required to take up references on all short listed candidates prior to interview, and explore any issues as part of the interviewing process. For both teaching and teaching support staff, this is a mandatory requirement.
For College staff, whilst again it is a mandatory requirement, if a short listed candidate is concerned about their current employer finding out about their intention to leave sooner than they would like, please email us at the time of application on firstname.lastname@example.org with justification on why we are not to contact your references. Please note that no offer of employment will be made until all references have been completed and considered satisfactory.
You need to complete the application form for the vacancy that you want to apply for.
Please ensure you include a full history of employment post-secondary (or equivalent) education, all periods not in education or employment need to be accounted for, for child safeguarding purposes, we will not be able to accept incomplete applications.
A tour of the school will be given if you make it through to interview. However, there is a visual walk through tour here.
The salary is always dependent on your experience and the nature of the position.
The only way to apply for a role is completing an online application form.
We do not accept agency applications. The only way to apply for a role would be by filling out an application form.
A job description is attached to each vacancy, any additional questions can be answered at interview if you are successfully shortlisted.