Staff and student

Current Vacancies

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to references and DBS clearance.


Cleaner - Uplands Community College & Sports Centre

Uplands Sports Centre is currently looking to recruit a cleaner to work Term Time only with additional hours to cover holidays as agreed. The hours required are 20 hours per week (4 hours per day Monday to Friday, 7.00am - 11.00am). Qualifications and experience not essential but enthusiasm and an eye for cleanliness and detail essential.

Salary - Single Status Grade 1, points 1 - 2 (£6.43 per hour)

Uplands is a highly successful mixed 11-18 comprehensive [nor 921, including 178 in the Sixth Form]. OFSTED, July '13 - 'Staff are extremely positive about the school's refreshed direction under the new headteacher'. 'The school is purposeful and teaching is good overall, with some that is outstanding'.

Wadhurst is situated 15 minutes south of Tunbridge Wells and 45 minutes from Eastbourne, as well as excellent mainline train links to the coast and London.

Uplands is a Specialist Science and Arts College.
Staff have free use of a quality fitness suite.
Closing date: Friday 24th October 2014

Job Description
Person Specification

Further details can be obtained by contacting Jon Ring, Sports Centre Manager on 01892 782136.

Application form (pdf version)
Application form (Microsoft Word version)


Teacher of Girls PE (fixed term contract to cover maternity leave)
To start January 2015

Our PE team is enthusiastic, creative, energetic and well-qualified and we are looking for someone of similar calibre to join the team. The ability to teach examination PE to GCSE and A-level standard would be an advantage as well as a strong commitment to extra-curricular activities.
The successful candidate will be highly professional, energetic and ambitious; have a positive behaviour management style; be keen to work as part of a team and have a strong commitment to inclusive teaching. NQTs are welcome to apply.

Pay range between £22,022 and £37,495 according to relevant skills and experience of the applicant and subject to any national pay review.

Uplands is a highly successful mixed 11-18 comprehensive [nor 921, including 178 in the Sixth Form]. OFSTED, July '13 - 'Staff are extremely positive about the school's refreshed direction under the new headteacher'. 'The school is purposeful and teaching is good overall, with some that is outstanding'.

Wadhurst is situated 15 minutes south of Tunbridge Wells and 45 minutes from Eastbourne, as well as excellent mainline train links to the coast and London.

Uplands is a Specialist Science and Arts College.
Staff have free use of a quality fitness suite.
Closing date: midday Friday 31st October 2014

Job Description

Further details can be obtained by contacting Sophie Hanson, Director of Finance, Premises & Administration. Tel: 01892 786562

Application form (pdf version)
Application form (Microsoft Word version)


Exams Officer

We are seeking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic Exams Officer for 37 hours per week, term time only. The post holder will responsible for the administration and organisation of all aspects of external and internal examinations in accordance with the regulations laid down by the awarding organisations. Other duties include designing ways to gather examinations information, improving and planning new information systems and constantly working towards deadlines and assessment dates.

The salary will be within the Single Status Scale Grade 7, points 17 - 19 (£19,423 - £20,587) pro rata and according to experience.

Uplands is a highly successful mixed 11-18 comprehensive [nor 921, including 178 in the Sixth Form]. OFSTED, July '13 - 'Staff are extremely positive about the school's refreshed direction under the new headteacher'. 'The school is purposeful and teaching is good overall, with some that is outstanding'.

Wadhurst is situated 15 minutes south of Tunbridge Wells and 45 minutes from Eastbourne, as well as excellent mainline train links to the coast and London.

Uplands is a Specialist Science and Arts College.
Staff have free use of a quality fitness suite.
Closing date: midday Friday 31st October 2014

Job Description

Further details can be obtained by contacting Sophie Hanson, Director of Finance, Premises & Administration. Tel: 01892 786562

Application form (pdf version)
Application form (Microsoft Word version)


Finance & Educational Visits Administrator

We require a Finance & Educational Administrator for 30 hours per week, term time only to provide effective support in the administration of the Extended School’s financial and administrative systems within the college. Supported by the Assistant Head the post holder will ensure that all college educational visits conform to good practice and comply with East Sussex County Council regulations and guidelines. Other duties include maintaining suitable record keeping practices for students, staff and trip leaders involved in off-site activities including international visits and to organise off site activities in conjunction with trip leaders.

The salary will be in the Single Status Scale Grade 5, Points 11 - 13 (£16,348 - £17,333) pro rata and according to experience.  Full training and development is available.

Uplands is a highly successful mixed 11-18 comprehensive [nor 921, including 178 in the Sixth Form]. OFSTED, July '13 - 'Staff are extremely positive about the school's refreshed direction under the new headteacher'. 'The school is purposeful and teaching is good overall, with some that is outstanding'.

Wadhurst is situated 15 minutes south of Tunbridge Wells and 45 minutes from Eastbourne, as well as excellent mainline train links to the coast and London.

Uplands is a Specialist Science and Arts College.
Staff have free use of a quality fitness suite.
Closing date: midday Friday 31st October 2014

Job Description

Further details can be obtained by contacting Sophie Hanson, Director of Finance, Premises & Administration. Tel: 01892 786562

Application form (pdf version)
Application form (Microsoft Word version)


Design Technology Technician

We are seeking to appoint a Design Technology Technician for 15 hours per week term time only to provide technical support to the Design Technology department by the preparation of tools, equipment and materials for lessons and displays. Other duties include to undertake a practical health and safety role for each department and to be responsible for the technician’s areas within the workshops.

The salary will be in the Single Status Scale Grade 4, Points 8 – 10 (£15,000 - £15,889) pro rata and according to experience.

Uplands is a highly successful mixed 11-18 comprehensive [nor 921, including 178 in the Sixth Form]. OFSTED, July '13 - 'Staff are extremely positive about the school's refreshed direction under the new headteacher'. 'The school is purposeful and teaching is good overall, with some that is outstanding'.

Wadhurst is situated 15 minutes south of Tunbridge Wells and 45 minutes from Eastbourne, as well as excellent mainline train links to the coast and London.

Uplands is a Specialist Science and Arts College.
Staff have free use of a quality fitness suite.
Closing date: midday Friday 31st October 2014

Job Description

Further details can be obtained by contacting Sophie Hanson, Director of Finance, Premises & Administration. Tel: 01892 786562

Application form (pdf version)
Application form (Microsoft Word version)


Part Time Examination Invigilators - Claims Only Contract

Required for internal and external public examination seasons. Salary will be Single Status Grade 4, Point 9 (£7.95 per hour). The duties will be:

  • To maintain security in the examination room.
  • To ensure that candidates have the correct materials, sufficient paper etc.
  • To support the welfare of candidates should any be distressed or need non- academic assistance.
  • To assist with setting up the examination room prior to the exam, and collecting and checking papers when the exam is finished.

Exam Invigilators will be responsible for the examination room and the return of scripts to the Examination Officer.

Job Description
Person Specification

Application form (pdf version)
Application form (Microsoft Word version)