May 15, 2024
Short Summary
We have an exciting opportunity within our Languages department who are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated French language assistant.
Competitive Salary Per Annum
Working Pattern
Full Time, Fixed Term
Closing Date
June 06, 2024


Wellington College is one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools located in rural Berkshire set in a stunning 400 acre campus, home to a blend of breathtaking original architecture and modern state-of-the-art facilities to provide the best possible education environment for our pupils.

We have an exciting opportunity within our Languages department who are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated French Language Assistant.

About the role:

You will join on a full time, Fixed Term basis for 1 year (35 hours per week, 33 weeks per year).

Start date : September 2024

The post-holder will be responsible for giving French oral lessons to pupils from years 10-13 in pairs, small groups or individually to help them to prepare for the oral part of public examinations.  They will also work with small groups of bi-lingual students or native speakers to prepare them for public examinations.  The post-holder will contribute to the programme of extra-curricular activities offered by the French department.


Wellington College offers a wide range of benefits, in addition to a competitive salary we offer a free lunch whilst on duty, subsidised membership to the Wellington Health & Fitness Club, generous contribution to the personal pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, cycle to work scheme, free parking and access to a health cash plan.

Key responsibilities (Including but not limited to; see job description for full requirements):

  • Conduct oral lessons in French for pupils in years 10 to 13, in pairs, small groups or individually to help them prepare for the oral examinations.
  • Work with small groups of bilingual or native-speaker students to help them prepare for public examinations off-timetable.
  • Support the teaching of French at all levels by helping pupils to develop their oral fluency.
  • Organise a timetable in September so that assigned pupils are given speaking lessons outside of classes.
  • Monitor attendance at speaking classes and report absences to the Head of French, tutor and HM.


Person Specification

The successful incumbent must have

  • Native-speaker-level fluency in spoken French
  • 3 A Levels or equivalent
  • PGCE in French (desirable but not essential)

So, if you are committed to contributing towards the College community, think you’ve got what it takes to perform exceptionally in this role and would like to join our team, please apply now.

For further details, including how to apply, please visit the Support page of our website at  We can only accept applications via our vacancy website application form.

Wellington College is 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 (DBS).

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

We reserve the right to interview suitable candidates before the closing date or to close the vacancy prior to closing date if deemed appropriate.  You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds.

All applicants must have a valid right to work in the UK and must be able to produce supporting documents.

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