To start in September 2024, we are seeking an exceptional Teacher of Design, Engineering and Technology who is able to develop and inspire our pupils, and who wishes to participate in and contribute to the life of the School as a whole. 

The role

We are seeking a committed and highly competent classroom teacher who is also able to contribute their own particular strengths and skills to the future development of the department.

Should you be successful you will be required to carry out the general professional duties of a school teacher under the reasonable direction of the Head and to perform such particular duties that from time to time which may reasonably be assigned you by the Head. You would teach approximately 42 periods per fortnight in addition to committing to contribute to the co-curricular life and pastoral support provided by the School.

For full details of an overview of the School, details of the responsibilities and requirements for the role including the benefits on offer please see the Information pack available below. 

The department

The Design, Engineering and Technology Department (DET) is housed in The Patrick Engineering Centre (PEC) a state-of-the-art facility opened in September 2016. The PEC comprises of four design studios all equipped with a class set of docking stations and large format monitors for pupils’ MS Surfaces to connect to, five open plan workshop bays, a large projects area, an advanced manufacturing suite, staff office, materials preparation room with store, HoD’s office and a foyer for display purposes.

The PEC is a separate building located in the School’s Sci-Tec campus.

The department focuses on promoting design creativity, advanced manufacturing, and generating enthusiasm for the many disciplines associated with the world of Design, Engineering and Technology.

The town

Oundle is a historic market town in Northamptonshire, famous for its beautiful Georgian streets and impressive limestone buildings. The town has a spirited cultural life, with an annual international festival, literature festival, and frequent performances of nationally touring shows at the School’s Stahl theatre. The town has a range of independent shops, coffee houses, pubs and eateries. Encircled by the river Nene, the town is also blessed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside with many picturesque villages nearby.

To apply

If you are excited by this opportunity, complete and return an application form and the supplement to the application form before the closing date. Please note CV submissions cannot be accepted.

Application closing date: Thursday 18th April 2024 (9am)
Interview date: Friday 26th April 2024

Information Pack

Application Form

Supplement to the Application Form

Oundle School and Laxton Junior School are proud to be equal opportunity employers and we welcome applications from all. Both Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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The Corporation of Oundle School has an internal recruitment department, but where agency support is required, we will engage our trusted partners. Our adverts are intended to encourage direct interest from potential applicants, not recruitment agencies. Speculative CVs sent from sources other than directly from a candidate, will not be acknowledged or considered.