Join our Staff Team

We are delighted you are interested in applying for a role at Uckfield College and thank you for taking the time to discover more about life at our school.

The staff here, both teaching and non-teaching, are excellent.  They are utterly professional and deeply caring people who have a strong moral purpose to make a difference to young people.  Students in lessons are ready and eager to work.  It is no surprise that results are so good.  Both personally and professionally, I am very proud of the work they do.  While we are a ‘students first’ college and students are what we are here for, our greatest asset is our dedicated staff who strive and frequently go beyond the ‘call of duty’ to develop and maintain the very special environment that is Uckfield College.

Our vision: An inspiring college where every individual is supported and challenged to achieve personal excellence.

Our aim is for everyone in our community to lead truly, deeply, happy, fulfilled and purpose-driven lives.  Our curriculum is how we achieve those aims.

Our curriculum intent is that every student is an Uckfield ACE (A=Academic, C=Citizen of the world with good Character, E=Enterprising and confident)

Our values are reflected in the Uckfield Qualities.

I feel sure that you will identify Uckfield College as an energetic and successful place in which to work.  If, after reading about us, you decide to apply for one of our vacancies, then we look forward to receiving your application.

In conclusion, I make no excuses for sounding so very proud of the enthusiasm, hard work and support of staff, students, parents and governors.  Uckfield College is very much a team and I believe, fundamentally, a very happy and successful one. 

 

Current Teaching Vacancies (scroll down for Support Vacancies)

Teacher of Design & Technology - MPS/UPS 

Closing date: 10:00am, Monday 26th September 2022

Required for January 2023

We are looking for an inspirational and enthusiastic Teacher of Design & Technology. Applicants need to be capable of motivating students to ‘love learning for life’. Applications are invited from ECTs and experienced teachers.

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Teacher of Religious Studies - MPS/UPS 

(plus potential TLR for a suitable candidate)

Closing date: 10:00am, Monday 26th September 2022

Required for January 2023

We are looking for an inspirational and enthusiastic Teacher of Religious Studies. We currently have a very good, strong and experienced Curriculum Leader of RS who will be looking to relinquish their leadership in the future. There is therefore the potential for a TLR and leadership opportunity for the right candidate. Applicants need to be capable of motivating students to ‘love learning for life’. Applications are invited from ECTs and experienced teachers.

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Assistant Curriculum Leader of Science: KS3 Lead

MPS-UPS plus TLR2A (currently £2,873)

Closing date: 10:00am, Monday 17th October 2022

Required for January 2023

We require an inspirational professional who is relentless in the pursuit of the highest standards of student progress and an innovative driver of outstanding teaching and learning. Applicants need to be capable of motivating students to ‘love learning for life’. 

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Current Support Staff Vacancies



Science Technician - Up to 35 hours per week

Term Time (plus 1 week worked across the school holidays)

Closing date: 10:00am, Monday 26th September 2022 

Single Status Grade 4 (currently £19,264 - £19,650 FTE pa)

Pay award pending

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to work within our large Science Department. Applications are welcome from anyone who is genuinely interested in this line of work who feels they have relevant qualities / experience to offer. Candidate should be well organised, flexible and a team player.

Up to 35 hours per week, between the hours of 8.00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. There is flexibility and potential for the hours worked to fit around school drop off and pick up times. A job share would also be considered.

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Student Services Assistants - Up to 37 hours per week,

Working hours available between 8.15am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Term Time (plus 1 week worked across the school holidays)

Closing date: 10:00am, Monday 26th September 2022 

Single Status Grade 4 (currently £19,264 - £19,650 FTE pa)

Pay award pending

We are looking to appoint colleagues who are efficient, trustworthy and want to make a difference to young people's lives. The successful candidates will be part of the team that provides essential, day to day, administrative support to students to enable them to maintain learning and attendance at College, and will play a full part in the life of the College and its community. Candidates will need to have good administrative and IT skills and the ability to communicate with a range of audiences.

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Learning Assistant - 15 - 27 hours per week, Term Time 

Please state in your application the number of days per week you would prefer to work.

Closing date: 10:00am, Monday 26th September 2022 

Single Status Grade 3 (currently £18,887 FTE pa)

Pay award pending

We are looking to appoint a Learning Assistant to support students on the SEND Register including students with Autistic Spectrum Condition. The post will involve working with individuals and small groups of students as well as with teachers, with the aim of differentiating and supportuing students' learning.

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Building & Site Maintenance Technician - 37 hours per week

with occasional weekend working and overtime available

Part time hours / job share would be considered

Closing date: 10:00am, Monday 17th October 2022 

Single Status Grade 4 (currently £19.264 - £19,650pa)

Pay award pending

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic worker to join our busy and proactive Premises Team, who are fundamental to the running of the College. You will be required to work as part of the team ensuring that the College environment and premises are maintained to the required high standard. This diverse and varied role where there will be an opportunity to learn and build on existing skills as well as learn new ones. A clean Driving Licence is required for this post.

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Senior IT Technician - 37 hours per week

Closing date: 10:00am, Monday 17th October 2022 

Single Status Grade 7/8 (currently £22,698 - £25,993 pa)

Pay award pending

We are looking for a Senior IT Technician to join our highly skilled and friendly IT Support Team. The successful candidates will assist with the day to day running of a variety of computing systems, as well as responding to various staff and IT issues acorss the campus. They will also take the lead on the managements of our website content and structure. Full in-house training will be provided as required. We welcome applicants from innovatice and proactive thinkers who will play a significant role in maintaing Uckfield College's excellent reputation in these areas.

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Technology Technician - 37 hours per week, Term Time 

Closing date: 10:00am, Monday 17th October 2022 

Single Status Grade 4 (currently £19,264 - £19,650 FTE pa)

Pay award pending

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to work within our Design & Technology Department. Applications are welcome from anyone who is genuinely interested in this line of work and who feels they have relevant qualities / experience to offer. Candidates should be well organised, flexible and a team player.

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Administrative Assistant to the Strategic Leadership Team - Up to 37 hours per week, Term Time only

Working hours available between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Part-time and job share considered.

Closing date: 10:00am, Monday 17th October 2022 

Single Status Grade 5 (currently £20,043 to £20,443 FTE pa) pro - rata

Pay award pending

We are looking for an enthusiastic, efficient and trustworthy colleague, who wants to make a difference to young people's lives, working within our busy and friendly administrative team. The successful candidate will provide secretarial, clerical and administrative support to our Strategic Leadership Team, Support Services and HR department. Candidates will need to have good administrative and IT skills and the ability to communicate with a range of audiences. Training for the role will be provided if required.

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Working for us

Working at Uckfield College means joining a vibrant, dedicated and skilled team, who are committed to working collaboratively to achieve real excellence for our students.  When recruiting, we place great value on employing staff who have a positive, enthusiastic outlook and who are willing to work hard and be committed to achieving the highest possible standards, which will in turn provide our students with the skills and qualifications that will set them apart in their future life.

Teaching staff at the College are expected to be Teaching and Learning ‘Activists’, in other words to be committed to continued professional development in the belief that learning is for life and that practice can always be improved and refined. We are wholly committed to our staff’s professional development and believe in providing differentiated research-based professional learning.

In addition to comprehensive NQT and ITT programmes, we support staff at all stages in their careers, both to keep up to date with the best practices in teaching their subject and also to support them in developing their career as leaders and managers in schools. The following gives a flavour of the significant range of CPD activities our colleagues engage with:

• Thorough induction for all new staff, including Google Apps for Education

• Personalised yearly teaching and learning focus, shared with other colleagues

• Weekly joint Professional Learning sessions with other teachers

• Teaching and Learning room and intranet resources to support the different elements of outstanding teaching and learning

• High quality INSET days and twilights

• Extensive Middle Leadership induction and development activities

• Personalised line management

• Coaching opportunities and training

• Off-site subject-specific training 

• Peer observation programme

• Senior Leadership programmes, including Aspiring Headteachers

For our highly valued support staff there are regular training opportunities and a dedicated INSET day each year. We believe strongly in working collaboratively and are also proud of our our long standing participation in the Wealden Partnership. This includes joint professional learning through leadership programmes and an annual joint INSET day which brings four local secondary schools together to strive for excellence through collaboration.

Perhaps the real strength of professional development though is, more simply, the opportunity to work alongside and learn from other excellent, wholly committed colleagues on a day-to-day basis. Visitors to the College frequently comment on its warm and supportive atmosphere and the strong relationships between staff. This level of ongoing support and challenge provides the bedrock for colleagues to continue to grow professionally, so that they, as well as the students, can develop into the very best that they can be.