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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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LEADER OF LEARNING - Spanish with the ability to teach French
Full-time / Permanent
MPS - UPS £24,373 - £40,490 per annum + TLR 2A £2796
Relocation expenses available if applicable

Required for a September 2020 start, an excellent Leader of Learning for Spanish with the ability to also teach French.  The successful candidate will be joining a rapidly improving Modern Foreign Languages department at a successful school which greatly values this subject within the curriculum. The leader of learning would operate underneath a Head of Faculty.

We are looking for someone with a real passion for languages to inspire our students.  We are keen to explore new ideas you may have in order that our students can be the very best they can be.  We are a fully inclusive department who prides ourselves in ensuring that all abilities are well catered for and see the value of learning a language.

Leader of Learning Spanish Job Description - Click Here
Leader of Learning Spanish Information - Click Here

Closing Date:  Friday, 8th April 2020 (by noon)


Full-time / Permanent
MPS - UPS £24,373 - £40,490 per annum + TLR 1a £7909
Relocation expenses available if applicable
September 2020 start

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, SEN centre, new corridors to ease movement around the school and a wonderful learning resource centre in the heart of the school?

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and highly committed leader with a passionate commitment to working with SEN students and inclusion in its widest sense. We believe, regardless of the need or the challenges, that all children have a right to access mainstream education and be successful.  If you cannot subscribe to this then this is not the post for you.

Director of Learning Inclusion SENCO Job Description - Click Here
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Closing Date:  20th April 2020

Interview arrangements will be sent to shortlisted candidates.


LEADER OF LEARNING – Design and Technology
Full-time / Part –time Permanent
MPS - UPS £24,373 - £40,490 per annum + TLR 2A £2796
Relocation expenses available if applicable

Required for a September 2020 start, an excellent Leader of Learning who is a teacher of Design and Technology 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 career opportunity to join the Technology and Enterprise faculty of a high achieving school, which greatly values the creative subjects such as Design and Technology within the curriculum.

Leader of Learning - Design & Technology Job Description - Click Here
Leader of Learning - Design & Technology Information - Click Here

Closing Date: 20th April 2020 (by noon)



Single Status Grade 7 £20,654 - £21,892 per annum (pro rata)
Permanent/37 hours per week/40 weeks per year (paid for 45.8 weeks per year to include holiday entitlement).

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and efficient Attendance Officer to join our team of committed professionals to continue the programme of regular monitoring of School attendance and punctuality.  The successful candidate will lead in improving and maintaining levels of attendance for students, as well as promoting a positive attendance and punctuality ethos throughout the school. To manage the work of the external Education Welfare service as well as the attendance support assistant

Attendance Manager Job Description - Click Here
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Closing Date: 20th April 2020 (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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