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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

For further information about what is required in this process please go to

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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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Single Status Grade 3 £18,562 per annum (pro rata)
Permanent/32.5 hours per week/39 weeks per year (paid for 44.85 weeks per year)
Actual pro rata salary range is £14,024 per annum


Single Status Grade 3 £18,562 per annum (pro rata)
Permanent/30.5 hours per week/39 weeks per year (paid for 44.85 weeks per year)
Actual pro rata salary range is £13,161 per annum

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Both posts will involve a combination of targeted work in our inclusion room with students who are hard to reach and present with challenging behaviours and in-class support across the curriculum with students within SEN. 

The students will need support with literacy and numeracy, interpreting tasks and managing their behaviour.  The post will require some knowledge of working with students in an educational setting and it will be useful to have experience of behaviour management and/or counselling skills.  The successful applicant will show initiative and demonstrate that they have the tenacity to ensure that the students’ progress.

The appointed persons will be joining a dynamic team in the inclusion dept. 

Please clearly state on your application which post you are applying.

Closing Date:  Friday, 10 September 2021 (by noon).






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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