Employment opportunities and volunteering

Current Vacancies

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to references and enhanced DBS clearance.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  

Wadhurst is situated 15 minutes south of Tunbridge Wells and 45 minutes from Eastbourne, as well as excellent mainline train links to the coast and London.

Staff have free use of a quality fitness suite.

Uplands is a highly successful mixed 11-18 comprehensive (nor 840, including 119 in the Sixth Form).

OFSTED, April 2017 – We are pleased to report that following our visit from OFSTED, we have received a letter confirming that we have maintained the good quality of education at Uplands since our last inspection.  The inspectors found that the “leadership team continue to strive to provide the best possible education for each pupil” and that we “are well supported by the staff and a dedicated and well-informed governing body”.  They found parents to be “positive in their comments” and referred to one parent who said, “I am impressed by the caring and supportive nature of the staff”.

 

Recruitment Privacy Notice

Teacher of French

Job title: Teacher of French
Salary: £23,720 - £39,406 and subject to any national pay review
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Deadline for applications: midday on Thursday 18th April 2019
Start date: 1st September 2019

We are seeking to appoint a well-motivated and enthusiastic French Teacher KS3/4/5 (ideally able to teach Spanish to at least KS3) to join our established, friendly, and supportive faculty. Our subjects are popular, well-resourced and successful throughout the school. MFL at Uplands is growing as we increase numbers in French and Spanish at KS3 and KS4. The successful candidate will be highly professional, energetic and ambitious; have a positive behaviour management style; be keen to work as part of a team and have a strong commitment to inclusive teaching. NQTs are welcome to apply.

Applicants should expect to be a Form Tutor, and be aware that at Uplands, appointments are made of teachers committed to the personal development of students, rather than simply demonstrating a specialist expertise. General job descriptions for Teacher of Mathematics and Form Tutor are included in this pack.

Please note that applications will be considered as they are received and you are therefore advised to submit your application as early as possible, as some interviews may take place, and an appointment may be made, before the closing date is reached for this position. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Application pack

Application form

Please return completed application forms to d.atkinson@uplandscc.com or post to:
Mrs D. Atkinson
HR and Office Manager
Uplands Community College
Lower High Street
Wadhurst
East Sussex
TN5 6AZ

Teacher of Geography

Job title: Teacher of Geography
Salary: £23,720 - £39,406 and subject to any national pay review
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Deadline for applications: midday on Thursday 18th April 2019
Start date: 1st September 2019

We are seeking to recruit an exceptional and enthusiastic Teacher of Geography who has the necessary skills and attributes to become an integral part of our excellent school. The post will involve teaching 50% of the A Level and will be a great opportunity to become fully involved within the faculty. If you are interested in working with bright, talented students, you could join a friendly staff committed to providing an outstanding educational experience.

Applicants should expect to be a Form Tutor, and be aware that at Uplands, appointments are made of teachers committed to the personal development of students, rather than simply demonstrating a specialist expertise. General job descriptions for Teacher of Mathematics and Form Tutor are included in this pack.

Please note that applications will be considered as they are received and you are therefore advised to submit your application as early as possible, as some interviews may take place, and an appointment may be made, before the closing date is reached for this position. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Application pack

Application form

Please return completed application forms to d.atkinson@uplandscc.com or post to:
Mrs D. Atkinson
HR and Office Manager
Uplands Community College
Lower High Street
Wadhurst
East Sussex
TN5 6AZ

Teacher of Mathematics

Job title: Teacher of Mathematics
Salary: £23,720 - £39,406 and subject to any national pay review
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Deadline for applications: midday on Thursday 18th April 2019
Start date: 1st September 2019

Are you looking to advance your career in a welcoming and vibrant rural school? We are seeking to recruit an exceptional and enthusiastic Teacher of Mathematics who has the necessary skills and attributes to become an integral part of our excellent mathematics faculty. If you are interested in working with bright, talented students, you could join a friendly staff committed to providing an outstanding educational experience.

Applicants should expect to be a Form Tutor, and be aware that at Uplands, appointments are made of teachers committed to the personal development of students, rather than simply demonstrating a specialist expertise. General job descriptions for Teacher of Mathematics and Form Tutor are included in this pack.

Please note that applications will be considered as they are received and you are therefore advised to submit your application as early as possible, as some interviews may take place, and an appointment may be made, before the closing date is reached for this position. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Application pack

Application form

Please return completed application forms to d.atkinson@uplandscc.com or post to:
Mrs D. Atkinson
HR and Office Manager
Uplands Community College
Lower High Street
Wadhurst
East Sussex
TN5 6AZ

Clerk to Governors

Job title: Clerk to Governors
Salary: Single Status 7 points 17 – 19 (£20,654 – £21,892) pro rata per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 185 clerking hours plus 10 hours training per annum

Application form

Application pack

The Governing Board are looking for someone who is reliable, confident, is good with people, and has an interest in school governance.  You will need skills in good administrative practice and experience of minute taking.  You will also need to be confident in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and email and have access to a computer and the internet.  Full Governing Board meetings currently start at 6 pm with sub-committees starting at 4.30 pm; however, depending upon the correct applicants need this can be reviewed.

Responsibilities will include working effectively with the chair of governors, Principal, and other governors to secure the continuity of governing body business.  To advise on procedural and legislative matters to ensure the Governing Board works to the legal framework.  An understanding of confidentiality is essential for this role.

Tasks include the preparation and circulation of papers, attendance at meetings and minute taking; maintaining a business calendar including policy reviews.

The role will be recruited under the Clerking Service Protocol; applicants must either hold a relevant award (BTEC level 3 in Clerk to the Governing Board or equivalent) or be prepared to work towards the East Sussex Clerk to Governors Accreditation Scheme, for which funding and training will be provided.

To apply for a recruitment pack or initial discussion, further information, or a tour of the school please contact:

Mrs K. Bailey 

PA to the Principal
k.bailey@uplandscc.com

Cleaner - Uplands’ Childcare

Job title: Cleaner
Salary:
 Single Status Grade 1, Point 2 (£16,394 per annum, pro-rata)

Contract: Permanent
Hours: 10 hours per week

We are seeking to recruit a part-time cleaner to work in our childcare facility.  The post is for two hours per day, either early morning or after 6 pm.

Application form

Please return completed application forms to d.atkinson@uplandscc.com or post to:
Mrs D. Atkinson
HR and Office Manager
Uplands Community College
Lower High Street
Wadhurst
East Sussex
TN5 6AZ

Examinations Invigilators

Job title: Examinations Invigilator
Salary:
 Single Status Grade 4, Point 9
Contract: Claims only
Hours: Casual

Required for internal and external public examination seasons. The duties will be:

  • To maintain security in the examination room;
  • To ensure that candidates have the correct materials, sufficient paper etc;
  • To support the welfare of candidates should any be distressed or need non-academic assistance;
  • To assist with setting up the examination room prior to the examination, and collecting and checking papers when the examination is finished.

Examinations Invigilators will be responsible for the examination room and the return of scripts to the Examinations Officer.

Job Description
Person Specification

Application form (pdf version)
Application form (Microsoft Word version)

Please return completed application forms to d.atkinson@uplandscc.com or post to:
Mrs D. Atkinson
HR and Office Manager
Uplands Community College
Lower High Street
Wadhurst
East Sussex
TN5 6AZ