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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
Start date July 2024

Teacher Job Description

Teacher of English Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher to join a successful English department in a high-achieving school.  The successful candidate will demonstrate passion for the subject and excellent disciplinary knowledge. 

We are a highly successful, innovative and collegiate department and the successful candidate would be able to evidence these strengths in their own practice and would enjoy contributing to the drive for inspiring teaching and learning in the department.

Closing Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2023 (by noon)

Interviews will take place w/c 02 January 2024


Single Status Grade 3 £22,737 per annum (pro rata)
Fixed term until 31st March 2025
34 hours per week/39 weeks per year (paid for 45.05 weeks per year to include holiday entitlement)
Actual pro rata salary is £18,051 per annum
Start date September 2024

Learning Mentor Job Description

Learning Mentor Information

We are seeking to appoint a team of hardworking and enthusiastic Learning Mentors who would act as role models to our students. The post would be perfect for individuals who have completed their current phase of education and wish to experience working in a professional environment before embarking on their chosen career path.

Duties will include: being a positive role model, supporting students in a range of subjects, helping students who require extra support, participation in school trips and supervising group activities

The successful candidates will help to develop students’ confidence and guide them how to access education to achieve their highest potential. They will need to have excellent communications skills, tolerance and sensitivity.

At Willingdon Community School, we invest heavily in our staff training. The successful candidates will be given opportunities to develop their own projects and gain skills required to ease them into the professional world of work.

Closing Date:  Tuesday, 2 January 2024 (by noon)

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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