Job Opportunities

Despite the challenges we face, we will do everything we can to continue with most recruitment at Beacon Academy at this time, following all guidance and using all the resources available to us that could include Zoom and other online platforms. Interview activities may vary, but our recruitment will be fair and in line with safeguarding policy.

  • Teacher of Food Technology

    Required for September 2020

    Part time applications considered

    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 Art and Technology 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 1380 students, including over 240 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 Technology are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    We secure excellent outcomes for our students. For the last 3 years, Beacon Academy has been the number one school in East Sussex for the Government’s headline measure Progress 8. In 2019 our progress was 0.97, which places us in the top 1.6% of schools nationally. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. This places us in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are categorised as well above average for three years in a row. We know this is a clearly a result 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.

    We have been a National Teaching School and National Support School since 2017 and most recently we have been designated as part of the Beacon Partnership to deliver the Chartered College CTeach Programme. 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.

    The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 15 June 2020

    Despite the challenges we face, we will do everything we can to continue with most recruitment at Beacon Academy at this time, following all guidance and using all the resources available to us that could include Zoom and other online platforms. Interview activities may vary, but our recruitment will be fair and in line with safeguarding policy.

    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.

    Teachers Application Form 2020

    Teacher of Food Technology recruitment pack June 2020

  • Assistant Head of Year Key Stage 3/4

    37 hours per week, term time only

    September 2020 start

    Single Status Grade 8, currently £22,966 to £24,805 full time equivalent

    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 Student Support Team as an Assistant Head of Year. This role will be designated one particular year group, but which year will be decided on appointment. We are currently advertising for two posts, Assistant Head of Year Key Stage 3/4 and Assistant Head of Year 12.

    We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1380 students, including over 240 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 Student Support Department are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    We secure excellent outcomes for our students. For the last 3 years, Beacon Academy has been the number one school in East Sussex for the Government’s headline measure Progress 8. In 2019 our progress was 0.97, which places us in the top 1.6% of schools nationally. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. This places us in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are categorised as well above average for three years in a row. We know this is a clearly a result 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.

    We have been a National Teaching School and National Support School since 2017 and most recently we have been designated as part of the Beacon Partnership to deliver the Chartered College CTeach Programme. 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.

    Our exceptionally effective, highly-skilled, professional Student Support Team provide an outstanding level of pastoral care to students in Years 7 - 13 and forge effective links with parents and carers to support students’ learning, behaviour, attendance and welfare.

    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 role will include:

    • Being available to students, staff and parents so that all issues and concerns can be swiftly addressed, in accordance with Academy policies and procedures.

    • Leading the provision of high quality care, guidance and support in order to remove barriers to students learning from within the Academy.

    • Managing Behaviour, Attendance and Wellbeing through a variety of strategies.

    • To log on SIMS all communication to and from parents and respond or delegate and follow up responses to these as necessary.

    • To be involved in special events such as Parents evenings, trips, Honours evening etc.

    • Providing support for all in particular the most vulnerable, disadvantage and when applicable SEND students with regards to any issues relating to safeguarding policy, including bullying, child protection, safety and well-being.

    The role is for 37 hours per week, term time only. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 8, currently £22,966 - £24,805 per annum full time equivalent. Actual salary would be £19,909 - £21,847.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 8 June 2020

    If you would like more information on this role, please contact the Human Resources department by email at vacancies@beacon-academy.org in the first instance. Please be advised that we do not accept curriculum vitae.

    Despite the challenges we face, we will do everything we can to continue with most recruitment at Beacon Academy at this time, following all guidance and using all the resources available to us that could include Zoom and other online platforms. Interview activities may vary, but our recruitment will be fair and in line with safeguarding policy.

    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.

    Assistant Head of Year Recruitment Pack May 2020

    Support Staff Application Form 2020 (1)

  • Assistant Head of Year 12

    37 hours per week, term time only

    September 2020 start

    Single Status Grade 8, currently £22,966 to £24,805 full time equivalent

    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 Student Support Team as an Assistant Head of Year. We are currently advertising for two posts, Assistant Head of Year Key Stage 3/4 and Assistant Head of Year 12.

    We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1380 students, including over 240 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 Student Support Department are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    We secure excellent outcomes for our students. For the last 3 years, Beacon Academy has been the number one school in East Sussex for the Government’s headline measure Progress 8. In 2019 our progress was 0.97, which places us in the top 1.6% of schools nationally. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. This places us in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are categorised as well above average for three years in a row. We know this is a clearly a result 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.

    We have been a National Teaching School and National Support School since 2017 and most recently we have been designated as part of the Beacon Partnership to deliver the Chartered College CTeach Programme. 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.

    Our exceptionally effective, highly-skilled, professional Student Support Team provide an outstanding level of pastoral care to students in Years 7 - 13 and forge effective links with parents and carers to support students’ learning, behaviour, attendance and welfare.

    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 role will include:

    • Being available to students, staff and parents so that all issues and concerns can be swiftly addressed, in accordance with Academy policies and procedures.

    • Leading the provision of high quality care, guidance and support in order to remove barriers to students learning from within the Academy.

    • Managing Behaviour, Attendance and Wellbeing through a variety of strategies.

    • To log on SIMS all communication to and from parents and respond or delegate and follow up responses to these as necessary.

    • To be involved in special events such as Parents evenings, trips, Honours evening etc.

    • Providing support for all in particular the most vulnerable, disadvantage and when applicable SEND students with regards to any issues relating to safeguarding policy, including bullying, child protection, safety and well-being.

    The role is for 37 hours per week, term time only. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 8, currently £22,966 - £24,805 per annum full time equivalent. Actual salary would be £19,909 - £21,847.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 8 June 2020

    If you would like more information on this role, please contact the Human Resources department by email at vacancies@beacon-academy.org in the first instance. Please be advised that we do not accept curriculum vitae.

    Despite the challenges we face, we will do everything we can to continue with most recruitment at Beacon Academy at this time, following all guidance and using all the resources available to us that could include Zoom and other online platforms. Interview activities may vary, but our recruitment will be fair and in line with safeguarding policy.

    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.

    Assistant Head of Year Recruitment Pack May 2020

    Support Staff Application Form 2020 (1)

  • Cleaning Operative

    27.5 hours per week, term time only

    Immediate start

    Single Status Grade 2, currently £17,711 per annum full time equivalent

    Beacon Academy is looking to appoint a Cleaning Operative. This is a new role which will provide continuous cleaning of the site throughout the school day to enhance our working and learning environment. The role is supported by contracted cleaners outside of school hours. We are looking for a professional and self-motivated individual, with excellent communication skills and the ability to be flexible. Working as part of the Site team, candidates should be able to work proactively and independently to ensure the efficient cleanliness of the academy campus.

    We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1380 students, including over 240 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.

    Ideally this role will be worked 5.5 hours per day, Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 2.30pm. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 2, currently £17,711 per annum full time equivalent. Actual salary will be £11,411.

    The closing date for applications is 10am on Thursday 2 July 2020

    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.

    Support Staff Application Form 2020 (1)

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.