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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, honest 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 on GOV.UK.

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 

Positive Staff Comments

“It's a great school with great staff!”

 “Willingdon is more than just a school, it is a community that work and strive for success collectively. We are all one team who want to share success with pupils and other staff members.”

“I work at Willingdon as I believe it is a great school that really cares about you as a person and the goals you wish to achieve.”

“There is a strong sense of community and pride with students and staff. Great colleagues and a sense that everyone's opinions and ideas are valued.”

“The support you receive from colleagues and the leadership team is huge.  Your talent is recognised and there is career progression if that's the path you want to take.  I wouldn't want to work anywhere else!”

“School with community at its heart”

Current Vacancies


Full time / Full year / Permanent
MPS-UPS £30,000 – £46,525 per annum
Potential for TLR
R&R for the right candidate
Starting September 2024

Required from September 2024 a passionate teacher of Mathematics to join a highly effective Maths team striving for excellence.

This is a perfect career opportunity to join a well-established team in a high performing school with a commitment to career development which would be very suitable for an ambitious teacher at the start of their career as well as a more experienced candidate.  The candidate would join the department in an exciting stage of its development following recent curriculum and pedagogical changes which are being embedded and evolved.

All of our staff are lifelong learners and reflective practitioners.  We pride ourselves on giving departments ample time for subject specialist CPD and to allow in depth conversations on Maths Pedagogy to develop better student understanding.

Teacher of Maths Information

Teacher Job Description

Closing Date: Friday, 24th May 2024 (by noon)

Single Status 4 (depending on experience) £23,114 - £23,500* per annum (pay award pending)
Actual pro rata salary range is £11,623- £11,817* per annum (pay award pending)
Permanent/ 21.00 hours per week/ 40 weeks per year
(Paid for 46.2 weeks to include holiday payment)

We are seeking to appoint a Technology and Art Technician.  The appointed person will be enthusiastic, flexible, and have a pro-active approach to tasks in the classroom, they will be required to support teaching staff and provide in class support where needed. 

The post will involve general preparation for practical lessons; applicants will be expected to work alongside Technology and Art teachers as well as independently.  The successful candidate will show initiative, with good communication and IT skills.  The successful candidate will become part of a team that supports the growth and development of a highly achieving school.  Some related Technician experience would be preferable.

Hours to be worked over the week, Monday to Friday.

Technology and Art Technician Information

Technology and Art Technician Job Description

Closing Date:  Wednesday, 22nd May 2024 (by noon)

Interviews will be held on Friday, 24th May 2024


No current vacancies

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 

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.

Download our application forms 

Application Form for Teaching Staff - Download 

Application form for Support Staff - Download

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