Wellington College is one of Britain's most historic and famous independent schools. We are a fully co-educational boarding school offering an excellent all-round education to over 1000 pupils aged 13-18.

At Wellington College the fusion of originality, innovation and 150 years of tradition and history produces an education unlike any other, making it one of the most exciting schools in Britain. We seek to develop fully the ‘Eight Aptitudes’ in every child. The College provides a world class and scholarly environment and we are looking for people of outstanding imagination, intellect and passion to join us as we aim to both develop the excellence of our own pupils and forge new directions in education. 

The College employs a wide range of Support Staff in its Administration, Domestic, Catering, Maintenance and Estate Departments. Enquiries relating to vacancies in these departments should be directed in the first instance to:

The Human Resources Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)1344 444039

Human Resources Department,
Wellington College,
Berkshire, RG45 7PU

Wellington College is a Registered Charity, offering education to pupils aged 13-18.

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Current vacancies

Shop Floor Assistant

Job Title: Shop Floor Assistant

Department: College Shop

Responsible to: Shop Administration Assistant

Hourly Rate: £6.77 per hour

Part time: 21 hours per week (plus 20 Saturdays per year)


Job Purpose

To assist in the smooth running of the College Shop and assist with the kitting out of Uniforms prior to the start of the new school year. In addition you will undertake general stock handling and stock control duties and general housekeeping.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serving parents/ customers/pupils. Working on the tills and cashing up at the end of the day.  Sorting any discrepancies.
  • Stock handling/shelf filling and basic stock control.
  • Cleaning the Shop, fixtures, fittings  and general housekeeping.
  • Processing student accounts and dealing with any enquiries. Taking ‘top up’ monies over the phone and processing them.
  • Kit Out. Providing one to one personal shopping service including high transaction value sales Dealing with the associated admin – name tapes, biometrics set up/new account set up including initial down payment on the account. First contact with new pupil/parent – giving advice. Taking bookings for appointments.
  • Taking phone orders and dealing with queries/giving relevant informed information. Taking orders for OW merchandise and sending out.
  • Involvement with Speech Day – fixing boater ribbon to boaters.
  • Keyholder. Open and close shop when required including setting the alarm.
  • Maintain standards of health, safety and hygiene to ensure compliance with legislation and any other statutory requirements


Additional Duties

This job description provides a broad outline of the duties but you may be asked to carry out  additional or ongoing tasks and responsibilities.




  • Experience of working in a retail environment. Knowledge of cash handling, operating tills & Customer service experience

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Understanding the need for excellent customer service

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, written, telephone and interpersonal skills
  • Educated to GCSE standard

Personal Qualities and attributes

  • A positive and flexible approach
  • Quick to pick up processes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good time keeping
  • Honest and reliable


Head of Academic Support

Teaching and Learning

  • Ensure that pupils with SpLDs are appropriately supported, taking into account their areas of strength and difficulty.
  • Ensure that mainstream colleagues are kept informed about the individual needs of those with SpLDs and how they can best be supported.
  • Support Quality First teaching principles in the classroom.


  • Manage the initial Screening Programme for all new pupils and pupils new to the school at the start of the academic year.
  • Identify those pupils who may need additional short- or long-term support and write provision plans for them.
  • Implement support programmes which are appropriately staffed to cater for the needs of those identified with SpLDs.

Record Keeping

  • Ensure that records are maintained and updated as required.
  • Make IEPs and Synopses of Educational Psychologists’ reports available to all colleague using iSAMS and the provision plans.


  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with pupils, mainstream colleagues, tutors, housemasters/housemistresses, parents and outside professionals to ensure that pupils are properly supported.
  • Visit prep schools to liaise with transition suitability for entry to Wellington College.
  • Maintain good contact and attend annual meetings with the Rugby Group of SENCOs, which is a very active and supportive forum.

Access Arrangements in Examinations

  • Keep up to speed with the JCQ regulations in ensuring that those who qualify for Access Arrangements (AAs) in examinations meet the current criteria.
  • Organise the assessment of, and conduct assessments for pupils who may require AAs.
  • Arrange assessments with outside professionals such as Educational Psychologists or medical practitioners where appropriate.
  • Ensure that all the necessary paperwork involved with examination AAs is complete and up to date.
  • Liaise with the Examinations Officer to ensure that the necessary arrangements are made to support pupils in both internal and external examinations.
  • Invigilate examinations for pupils with special considerations i.e. rest breaks/separate invigilation.

Departmental Development

  • Ensure that an annual department development plan is in place, following full discussion with department colleagues and the Director of Studies.
  • Keep up to speed with new initiatives in the area of support for those with SpLDs.
  • Keep up to speed with research in the field of SpLDs.
  • Manage the researching and purchase of department resources.
  • Liaise with ICT in the purchasing and installation of new ICT equipment and software programmes.
  • Manage SEN Champions Group.


  • Deliver whole staff training in the field of SpLDs as required.
  • Encourage department colleagues to attend appropriate training courses to ensure that their own professional development is properly nurtured and that the department is able to fulfil its commitments to pupils and parents.

Personnel Management

  • Manage the Academic Support team and their continuing professional development.
  • Take responsibility for the recruitment and appointment within the Department of new staff, staff deployment, timetabling, new staff induction, mentoring, staff reviews and professional development.

Whole School

  • Attend HoD’s meetings and other whole school committees as required to facilitate links with mainstream colleagues, subject departments and senior management team and contribute to the design of whole school policies with close liaison with SEN Champions and HoD’s.
  • Help induct new teachers SEN.



Dance Teacher

Position: Dance Teacher

Hours: Freelance (Flexible)

Deadline for application: Friday 7th November

Start date: As soon as possible

We are seeking passionate and vibrant Dance Specialists to teach Graded and Vocational Examinations and Extra-Curricular Dance Classes.

The successful applicants will be able to teach a variety of dance styles, including:

  • Ballet (RAD)
  • Tap (ISTD)
  • Modern (ISTD)
  • Street Dance 
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary

For full details please refer to the job description.  To apply for this vacancy please download the application form and equal opportunities form.  Once complete post or email with a covering letter to Human Resources, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7PU;

If you would like further information, please email the Director of Dance, Holly-Jayne Stubbings

The post is subject to a full Disclosure & Barring Service check.  Wellington College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Job Title: Gardener
Closing Date: 19 October 2014
Department: Estates
Responsible for: N/A
Salary Details: £19,000 per Annum


Main Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • General care for the grounds and gardens of the Wellington College Estate, including the main college grounds and external land and properties.
  •  Specifically, soil cultivation and preparation of horticultural materials and composts.
  • Turf establishment and care including mowing, scarifying, aeration, edging, weed control, top dressing and renovation.
  • Planting, establishment and maintenance of trees, scrubs, climbers and hedges, felling, pruning and clearance.
  • Flower and border maintenance, planting, staking, tying, dead heading, feeding, pruning, renovation, restocking, weed control, bulb planting and care. Preparation and maintenance of flower tub and other displays.
  • Fruit and vegetable cultivation, planting, weeding, harvesting, pest and disease control.
  • Nature conservation works, woodland, grassland, wetland and heathland maintenance.
  • Greenhouse and nursery duties: - potting, watering, sowing, pest and disease control, taking cuttings, potting on, climate and humidity control, cleaning and maintaining hygiene.
  • Landscaping of hard and soft areas, new development and renovation of existing features. Construction of gates, fences and other barriers. Path construction and maintenance.
  • Care and maintenance of ponds, bogs and wetland features.
  • Cleansing of hard and soft landscape areas, litter clearance, leaves, branches etc. Cleaning of signs. Salting and gritting of roads and paths, clearing of snow and ice.
  • Care and maintenance of tools and vehicles.
  • Good working relationships with other members of the team and college staff.
  • Be aware and maintain Health and Safety in the work place. 

Head Gardener
Job Title: Head Gardener
Closing Date: 19 October 2014
Department: Estates
Responsible for: N/A
Salary Details: £25,000 per annum per Annum


Main Tasks & Responsibilities:


  • Supervise, through the Works and Estates Manager, the efficient day to day planning, control, organisation and supervision of the Gardens Team and to ensure that the work is carried out in a prioritised and cost effective manner.
  • Supervise the gardens workshop and equipment. 
  • Maintain high standards of workmanship and advise on skill development to ensure proper team training (Professional Development Review) in conjunction with the Works and Estates Manager.
  • Promote, develop and motivate team members to ensure a co-ordinated team approach to rules and responsibilities.
Nursing Sister
Job Title: Nursing Sister
Closing Date: 19 October 2014
Department: Estates
Reports to: Sister in Charge


Main Tasks and Responsibilities:


  • General care of any persons seeking medical advice or help
  • To be continually aware of pupils in College with underlying medical conditions and to act accordingly.
  • To provide first aid and emergency care as necessary for any pupil or adult on site
  • To read regularly and follow medical centre policies and guidelines
  • To provide confidential counselling and health advice
  • Maintaining a high standard of record keeping
  • To care for any boarding pupil and when indicated, refer pupil to GP or A&E and be responsible for the organisation of continued care of that pupil until the parent can take over
  • Making appointments and any necessary arrangements needed for them, on behalf of pupils
  • To care for day to day pupils who fall sick within the school day until such time as their parent or carer is able to take charge. Referral to emergency services may be part of this care in the absence of the parent/carer
  • Informing Housemasters/mistresses of any issues with pupils if necessary
  • General household duties to keep the Health Centre clean and tidy, when required
  • Knowing who the appointed Child Protection Officer is and contact details
  • To follow correct procedures for the control of infectious diseases
  • To follow correct procedures for the safe storage/disposal of drugs and clinical waste
  • To maintain best practice and to read regularly and follow medical centre policy guidelines on the administration of medicines. This will include using policies for some medication and all vaccinations. 
  • To enable pupils to obtain prescriptions and repeat prescriptions within carefully documented and safe systems of custody
  • To be prepared to undertake duties that might be considered an ‘extension’ to the nurse role for which they are competent and adequately trained
  • To work with the Sister in Charge to maintain high level patient care and in modelling best practice at all times
  • Any other duties which may be required from time to time
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