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Employment opportunities and volunteering

Current Vacancies

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

Uplands is a highly successful mixed 11-18 comprehensive (nor 869, including 176 in the Sixth Form).
OFSTED, July ’13 – ‘Staff are extremely positive about the school’s refreshed direction under the new Headteacher’. ‘The school is purposeful and teaching is good overall, with some that is outstanding’.
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.
Uplands is a Specialist Science and Arts College.
Staff have free use of a quality fitness suite.

Clerk to Governors

Hours: 120 clerking hours plus 10 hours training per annum

Salary: Single Status 7 (point 17 – 19 £20,049 – 21,250) pro rata per annum.

The Governing Body are looking for someone who is reliable, confident, good with people and with 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 Body meetings currently start at 6pm with sub committees starting at 4.30, however, depending on applicants need this can be reviewed.

Responsibilities will include working effectively with the chair of governors, Headteacher and other governors to secure the continuity of governing body business. To advise on procedural and legislative matters to ensure the Governing Body 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 to under the Clerking Service Protocol; applicants must either hold a relevant award (BTEC level 3 in Clerk to the Governing Body 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:

Katie Bailey

Deadline for applications is Friday 17th February.

Part-time Examinations Invigilators - Claims only contract

Required for internal and external public examination seasons. Salary will be Single Status Grade 4, Point 9. 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 or post to:
Mrs D. Atkinson
HR and Office Manager
Uplands Community College
Lower High Street
East Sussex