Job Opportunities

We are currently looking at ensuring sufficient staffing levels to support our growing and expanding school which includes our National Teaching School and National Support School designations, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Staff movements, and school growth means that we are currently advertising a number of roles, as you can see below, some of which are replacements for staff movement and others are new roles being introduced to the Academy.

  • Teacher of Mathematics

    Required for September 2020 or earlier

    Applications are welcomed from NQTs

    To support our growing and expanding school, we are seeking applications from a dedicated and hardworking teacher to join our Mathematics department, who are currently placed in the top 2% of schools nationally for progress within a highly successful and supportive non-selective 11-18 Academy. An ability to also teach Computer Science would be an advantage, but not essential.

    We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1390 students, including over 250 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast.

    We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy and the Department of Mathematics are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    As confirmed by the Department for Education’s national league tables, in 2019 Beacon Academy was the number one school in East Sussex for the third year running under the headline Progress 8 measure, in first place in Sussex overall and in the top 1.8% of all schools nationwide. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.

    We are privileged to be a National Teaching School and National Support School, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson is also a designated National Leader of Education, a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council and a member of the South East Ofsted Reference Group.

    If you would like more information on this role, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the Human Resources Department on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org in the first instance.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Wednesday 20 November 2019

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and suitable references.

    NB: we advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

    Teacher of Mathematics Recruitment Pack November 2019

    Teachers Application Form 2019

  • Teacher of Science

    Required for September 2020

    Applications are welcomed from NQTs

    To support our growing and expanding school, we are seeking applications from a dedicated and hardworking teacher to join our Science department, within a highly successful and supportive non-selective 11-18 Academy.

    We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1390 students, including over 250 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast.

    We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy and the Department of Science are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    As confirmed by the Department for Education’s national league tables, in 2019 Beacon Academy was the number one school in East Sussex for the third year running under the headline Progress 8 measure, in first place in Sussex overall and in the top 1.8% of all schools nationwide. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.

    We are privileged to be a National Teaching School and National Support School, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson is also a designated National Leader of Education, a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council and a member of the South East Ofsted Reference Group.

    If you would like more information on this role, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the Human Resources Department on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org in the first instance.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Wednesday 20 November 2019

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and suitable references.

    NB: we advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

    Teacher of Science Recruitment Pack November 2019

    Teachers Application Form 2019

  • Teacher of English

    Required for September 2020

    Applications are welcomed from NQTs

    To support our growing and expanding school, we are seeking applications from a dedicated and hardworking teacher to join our English department, who are currently placed in the top 6% of schools nationally for progress within a highly successful and supportive non-selective 11-18 Academy.

    We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1390 students, including over 250 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast.

    We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy and the Department of English are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    As confirmed by the Department for Education’s national league tables, in 2019 Beacon Academy was the number one school in East Sussex for the third year running under the headline Progress 8 measure, in first place in Sussex overall and in the top 1.8% of all schools nationwide. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.

    We are privileged to be a National Teaching School and National Support School, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson is also a designated National Leader of Education, a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council and a member of the South East Ofsted Reference Group.

    If you would like more information on this role, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the Human Resources Department on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org in the first instance.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Wednesday 20 November 2019

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and suitable references.

    NB: we advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

    Teacher of English Recruitment Pack November 2019

    Teachers Application Form 2019

  • Deputy IT Manager

    Full time

    Single Status Grade 8 - 9 currently £22,966 - £27,784, dependent on experience

    January 2020 start

    We are seeking applications from dedicated and hardworking professionals with a desire to work in a successful, thriving and supportive 11-18 Academy making a positive contribution to our IT department as a Deputy IT Manager. Working as part of our IT team you will be predominantly be supporting the IT Manager in the operational management and control of technical aspects of the installation, configuration and maintenance of the Academies ICT hardware, software and network infrastructure.

    We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1390 students, including over 250 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast.

    We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour, safeguarding and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy is committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    As confirmed by the Department for Education’s national league tables, in 2019 Beacon Academy was the number one school in East Sussex for the third year running under the headline Progress 8 measure, in first place in Sussex overall and in the top 1.8% of all schools nationwide. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.

    We are privileged to be a National Teaching School and National Support School, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson is also a designated National Leader of Education, a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council and a member of the South East Ofsted Reference Group.

    This role is paid on Single Status Grade 8-9, dependent on experience, which is currently £22,966 - £27,784 per annum.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 18 November 2019

    For further details please contact the Human Resources department on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org. Please be advised that we do not accept curriculum vitae.

    All posts are subject to DBS enhanced clearance, health checks and satisfactory references. Beacon Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Deputy IT Manager Recruitment Pack November 2019

    Support Staff Application Form

  • Cover Supervisor

    Term Time only

    Full and part time applicants considered

    Immediate start available

    We are looking to appoint Cover Supervisors to provide lesson and registration cover for class teachers in years 7 – 11. You must be confident, highly organised and have excellent interpersonal skills. Strong communication skills are essential, as you will be required to liaise between both students and class teachers. The post will suit someone with a natural ability to engage with young people. This role is a superb opportunity for anyone wishing to gain experience in a school environment, possibly as part of their career development.

    We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1390 students, including over 250 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast.

    We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour, safeguarding and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy is committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    As confirmed by the Department for Education’s national league tables, in 2019 Beacon Academy was the number one school in East Sussex for the third year running under the headline Progress 8 measure, in first place in Sussex overall and in the top 1.8% of all schools nationwide. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.

    We are privileged to be a National Teaching School and National Support School, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson is also a designated National Leader of Education, a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council and a member of the South East Ofsted Reference Group.

    We will consider applications for full and part time roles. We have various hours available for the right candidate working a minimum of 3 fixed days per week. Days of the week worked are negotiable. A 8:20am start is essential. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 4, currently £18,426 - £18,795 per annum full time equivalent.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 11 November 2019

    For further details please contact the Human Resources department on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org. Please be advised that we do not accept curriculum vitae.

    All posts are subject to DBS enhanced clearance, health checks and satisfactory references. Beacon Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    NB: we advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

    Cover Supervisor Job Description 2019

    Support Staff Application Form

  • Science Technician

    16 hours per week, over 2-3 days negotiable

    Term Time only

    Immediate start available

    We are seeking applications from dedicated and hardworking professionals with a desire to work in a successful, thriving and supportive 11-18 Academy making a positive contribution to our Science department as a Science Technician. Working as part of our technician’s team you will be predominantly supporting Physics, but at times, support Chemistry and Biology. Training is available for the right candidate.

    The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and a genuine desire to help contribute positively to the life of our young people. The post will suit someone with a natural ability to engage with young people. This role is a superb opportunity for anyone wishing to gain experience in a school environment, possibly as part of their career development.

    We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1390 students, including over 250 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast.

    We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour, safeguarding and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy is committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    As confirmed by the Department for Education’s national league tables, in 2019 Beacon Academy was the number one school in East Sussex for the third year running under the headline Progress 8 measure, in first place in Sussex overall and in the top 1.8% of all schools nationwide. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.

    We are privileged to be a National Teaching School and National Support School, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson is also a designated National Leader of Education, a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council and a member of the South East Ofsted Reference Group.

    Working times and days are negotiable but Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday would be preferred. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 4, currently £18,426 - £18,795 per annum full time equivalent. Actual salary would be £6,907 - £7,158.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 11 November 2019

    For further details please contact the Human Resources department on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org. Please be advised that we do not accept curriculum vitae.

    All posts are subject to DBS enhanced clearance, health checks and satisfactory references. Beacon Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    NB: we advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

    Science Technician Job Description updated September 2019

    Support Staff Application Form

Internal applicants should contact the HR department at Beacon.  

Human Resources
Beacon Academy
North Beeches Road
Crowborough
East Sussex TN6 2AS
Telephone: 01892 603078
Email: vacancies@beacon-academy.org

Beacon Academy is committed to providing the best possible care and education to its students and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  The Academy is also committed to providing a supportive and flexible working environment to all its members of staff.  The Academy recognises that, in order to achieve these aims, it is of fundamental importance to attract, recruit and retain staff of the highest calibre who share this commitment. Please refer to our Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy and Procedures which supports our statutory obligation to comply with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019. Further information can be found on our Safeguarding page and all our policies can be viewed here.