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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, 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”.


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.

Teacher of Humanities

Job Title: Teacher of Humanities
Salary: £22,466 - £38,250 and subject to any national pay review
Contract: One year fixed term in the first instance
Hours: Full time
Deadline for applications: midday 9th June 2017
Interviews: 13th June 2017
Start Date: 1st September 2017

We require a well-motivated and enthusiastic Humanities teacher to join an established, friendly, and supportive faculty. Our subjects are popular, well resourced, and successful throughout the school. We are looking for a Humanities teacher with experience of teaching History. 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.

Stamina and the ability to work with others on developmental activities are important, and a sense of humour always helps! We expect a great deal of our staff and always look for energy, determination and the willingness to work hard.

Applicants should also expect to be a Form Tutor (unless a newly qualified teacher prefers otherwise) 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.

Uplands is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive in Wadhurst, East Sussex in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Close to Tunbridge Wells, the school is approximately 60 minutes by train from central London, 40 minutes from Hastings and the South Coast, and 40 minutes from Maidstone. We currently have 900 students on roll, which includes a Sixth Form of 174 students.


The successful candidate will be required to complete an online health assessment questionnaire. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, in line with our policies and procedures. Appointment will be subject to confirmation of higher education and teaching qualifications, references and an enhanced DBS check.

You can apply via the TES, alternatively please complete and return the application form below.

Application form

Letter from the Headteacher

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 French

Job Title: Teacher of French
Salary: £22,466 - £38,250 according to relevant skills and experience of the applicant and subject to any national pay review
Contract: A permanent contract may be available for the right applicant
Hours: Part time
Start Date: 1st September 2017

We require a well-motivated and enthusiastic French Teacher to join our established, friendly, and supportive faculty.  Our subjects are popular, well-resourced and successful throughout the school.  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. 

Uplands Community College is a few miles outside Tunbridge Wells and on the main line from London by rail. It is within 17 miles of the Sussex coast and Maidstone and a 50-minute commute from London by car.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, in line with our policies and procedures. Appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and we will request references before interview.

Applications should be returned to Mrs D. Atkinson HR and Office Manager d.atkinson@uplandscc.com by 4th June 2017. 

Application form

Examinations Officer

Job Title: Examinations Officer

Salary: Single Status Grade 7 Points 17 - 19

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time, term-time only

Deadline for applications: Sunday 4th June

Start Date: As soon as possible

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and organised examinations officer to lead the effective planning and preparation of all internal and external examinations.  

Uplands Community College is a few miles outside Tunbridge Wells and on the main line from London by rail. It is within 17 miles of the Sussex coast and Maidstone and a 50-minute commute from South London by car.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, in line with our policies and procedures. Appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and we will request references before interview. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Job description

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