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Willingdon Community School is part of East Sussex County Council, this authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

As part of the application process, you will be asked to declare information relating to previous employment dismissals and criminal convictions. For further details about why we ask for this and what you should or shouldn’t declare, you can visit the Disclosure and Barring Service or Ex-Offenders and Employment

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Equal opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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To Apply

Please download the relevant application form from below, completed applications can be e-mailed to or posted to Willingdon Community School, Broad Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 9QX

Information about the interview arrangements will be sent to the shortlisted candidates.

Note to Candidates:  If you have not heard from the school/establishment within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should normally assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview.

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Full-time / Fixed Term - Maternity Cover (1 year)
MPS - UPS £24,373 - £40,490 per annum
TLR2A £2795
Relocation expenses available if applicable

Would you like to be part of a rapidly expanding school as well as enjoy the benefits of our recent £7 million building project which has provided a new sports block, SEND centre, new corridors to ease movement around the school and a wonderful new library in the heart of the school?

Required for a December start, we invite applicants for either a Leader of Learning Drama or a Teacher of Drama for a department that consistently achieves outstanding outcomes at GCSE. Applications are welcome from both full time and part time candidates. This is a perfect opportunity to join the Creative Arts faculty of a high achieving school, which greatly values the creative subjects such as Drama within the curriculum.

LOL Drama / Teacher of Drama Information - Click Here
Leader of Learning Job Description - Click Here
Teacher Job Description - Click Here

Closing Date: 8th October 2020 (by noon)

To apply for this post, please download and complete the Teaching staff application form from attached below and e-mail it to:


£18,065 per annum (pro rata)
8.45 hours per week/39 weeks per year
(Paid for 43.95 weeks to include holiday payment)

We are looking to recruit a bank of enthusiastic and flexible staff to join our lunchtime team responsible for the supervision of our students around the school site. The successful candidates will work during the lunchtime period as detailed in the job description and person specification.  We need individuals who are flexible, patient, able to work on their own initiative, can communicate well, but most of all enjoy working with young people. 

This Term Time only role is available throughout the working week, Monday to Friday, we do also welcome applications from persons wishing to work on particular days.

This role may involve outside duties as well as within the school.

Willingdon Community School is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care. All applicants will be subject to safer recruitment procedures and will require satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Lunchtime Supervisor Information - Click Here
Lunchtime Supervisor Job Description - Click Here

Closing date: 25th September 2020 (by noon)

To apply for this post, please download and complete the below support staff application form and send to: or post to be received by the closing date to HR Department, Willingdon Community School, Broad Road, Eastbourne BN20 9QX

Aged related salary scale: (Pro-rata salary)
Under 19 - £10,418, age 19 – 20 - £11,865, age 21 -24 - £14,856 age 25+ - £15,839 per annum
30.5 Hours per week/39weeks per year
Fixed term for 18 months, immediate start.

An opportunity to become an Apprentice Teaching Assistant has arisen.  This role would suit someone seeking classroom experience, particularly interested in teaching and/or wishing to make a career in Teaching Support or other branches of education.

Apprentice Teaching Assistant Information - Click Here
Apprentice Teaching Assistant Job Description - Click Here

Further Information
The closing date for this post is Monday, 5 October 2020 (by noon).


To apply for this post, please download and complete the below support staff application form from the school website: and send to:
or post to be received by the closing date to HR Department, Willingdon Community School, Broad Road, Eastbourne BN20 9QX


Due to the high number of applications received for posts only successfully shortlisted applicants will be contacted following the closing date.





To apply for all vacancies, please download and complete the applicable application form from below and return via email to:

or by post to:

Willingdon Community School
Broad Road
Lower Willingdon
East Sussex
BN20 9QX

NB: we advise applying promptly for our vacancies as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

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