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.


Teacher of Geography (fixed term contract to cover sabbatical leave)
As soon as possible

We require a well-motivated and enthusiastic Geography Teacher to join an established, friendly and supportive faculty. Our subjects are popular, well-resourced and successful throughout the school. 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. Responsibility and recruitment allowance considered for an exceptional candidate. NQTs are welcome to apply.

Pay range between £21,804 and £37,124 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 5th September 2014

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Application form (pdf version)
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PA to Headteacher & Clerk to Governors (optional)
As soon as possible

An efficient, experienced and proactive PA to work at a high level, with excellent typing skills and the ability to work under pressure, to provide first class secretarial and organisational support to the Headteacher and other members of the College Leadership Team. The post is five days per week (37 hours) and 52 weeks per year. The salary will be in the Single Status Grade 7, Points 17-19 (£19,618 - £20,793) according to experience.

The role of Clerk to Governors is optional and would attract an additional salary.

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 Wednesday 10th September 2014

Job Description
Person Specification

Further details can be obtained from Sophie Hanson, Director of Finance, Business & Administration.

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.

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Person Specification

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