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Willingdon Community School
Vision Statement

We are Willingdon

We are a united, vibrant community which demonstrates personal excellence in all that we do. Learning at Willingdon transforms lives by igniting curiosity and expecting the very best from staff and students alike. We value opportunities, aiming for success today to prepare for challenges and opportunities tomorrow. We are respectful, compassionate and courteous to empower each other on our unique learning journeys. We look after ourselves and each other, and show empathy, respect and compassion to all people and our environment along the way. We encourage tolerance, resilience and reflection, which in turn allows everyone to make progress every lesson. We work together as a harmonious community to be the very best versions of ourselves.

This makes us Willingdon

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Vacancies at Willingdon

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

DBS Policy Statement

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.

Our Equality Policy 

Current Vacancies



Full-time / Temporary Maternity cover (up to 1 year)
MPS - UPS £25,714 - £41,604 per annum.
TLR 2A £2872 per annum

Drama Information

Teacher Job Description

Leader of Learning Job Description

We invite applicants for a Teacher of Drama or Leader of Learning for a department that consistently achieves outstanding outcomes at GCSE.  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.

Candidates should have excellent communication skills when working with young people and appropriate drive, expertise, and energy.  The successful applicant would be expected to teach drama to all age groups, including GCSE classes, for which the ability to facilitate imaginative devising work and deliver academic set texts with a thorough understanding of a range of practitioners is essential.

Closing date: 23 September (by noon)



Grade 2, point 4 £18,198 per annum (pro rata)
10 hours per week (ideally Mon-Fri, but part-time will be considered)/39 weeks per year
(Paid for 44.85 weeks to include holiday payment)
Fixed term for 1 year

Lunchtime Supervisor Information

Lunchtime Supervisor Job Description

We are looking to recruit 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, initially fixed for one year, is available throughout the working week, Monday to Friday, however we will also consider applications from persons wishing to work part of the week.

This is a salaried role.  This role may involve outside duties as well as within the school.  Training will be provided. 

Closing date 23 September (by noon)


Single Status Grade 5 £19,698 - £20,092 per annum
Actual pro-rata salary is £17,377 - £17,724 per annum
37 hours per week/40 weeks per year (Term Time only)
Paid for 46 weeks per year to include 6 weeks holiday entitlement

Progress & Support Assistant Information

Progress & Support Assistant Job Description

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated individual to play a key role in supporting our Directors of Student Progress (DoSP) and Assistant Head (Behaviour) for a nominated year group, in relation to student progress, welfare and behaviour.  To liaise with both students and parent/carers where appropriate. 

The successful candidate will need to have excellent people skills and be able to empathise and build rapport with young people whilst maintaining an authoritative approach.  The role also requires someone with administrative experience and familiarity with a range of computer applications

Closing Date:  Monday, 27 September 2021 (by noon)


Single Status Grade 8 £23,598 - £25,487 per annum
Actual pro-rata salary is £21,859 - £23,608 per annum
37 hours per week/42 weeks per year (Term Time only)
Paid for 48.3 weeks per year to include 6.3 weeks holiday entitlement

Exams Manager Job Description

Exams Manager Information

We are seeking to appoint an Exams Manager to take a lead role and maintain responsibility for the management, organisation and administration of all aspects of internal and external examinations in accordance with the regulations laid down by the awarding bodies. To ensure the highest level of organisational support for each student in external and internal examinations through the submission of accurate information for all examinations and to comply with the Examining Awarding Bodies’ regulations.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of Exams within a school and recent experience in a supervisory role. With excellent communication, organisational and IT skills as well as a meticulous approach to administration tasks and ability to work to a high degree of accuracy.

Closing Date:  Monday 4th October 2021 (by noon)

Interviews will be held on Thursday 7th October 2021.

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
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.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy 

Trans Employees Guidance Policy

Nurture Statement

Read our School Policies 

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
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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Application form for Support Staff - Download 

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