Job Opportunities

Current Vacancies

At this time of year in schools across the country, leaders are looking ahead to September 2018 and the staffing structures and needs for the next academic year. 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 PE

    Required for September 2018

    Applications are welcomed from NQTs

    The opportunity to also lead D of E is available for the right candidate

    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 PE Department as Teacher of PE.

    We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1300 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 PE are committed to the development of both its staff and students.

    In 2017 we achieved our best ever A-Level and GCSE results which now place Beacon Academy as the top performing school in Sussex and in the top 3% of schools nationally. Furthermore, in June 2017 we were one of only sixty-five schools nationwide to be awarded National Teaching School and National Support School designations, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. We work alongside our alliance partner schools to provide high quality school-led teacher training and professional development for teachers at all stages of their career. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson is also a designated National Leader of Education and a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council.

    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 Monday 16 July 2018

    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 PE Recruitment Pack July 2018

    Teachers Application Form

  • Cover Supervisor

    32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

    Term Time only

    September 2018 start

    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 1300 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.

    In 2017 we achieved our best ever A-Level and GCSE results which now place Beacon Academy as the top performing school in Sussex and in the top 3% of schools nationally. Furthermore, in June 2017 we were one of only sixty-five schools nationwide to be awarded National Teaching School and National Support School designations, 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 and a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council.

    The role is for 32.5 hours per week to be worked over 5 days, Monday to Friday, term time only. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 4, currently £17,173- £17,681 per annum full time equivalent.

    Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 13 August 2018

    For further details please visit our website www.beacon-academy.org or 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

    Cover Supervisor Recruitment Pack July 2018

  • Site Maintenance Operative

    Full time contract

    Shifts on rota

    Immediate start available

    We are looking for a professional and self-motivated individual, with excellent communication skills and the ability to be flexible to support the needs of the Academy. Working as part of the Site team, candidates should be able to work proactively and independently to ensure the efficient operation of the Academy campus.

    We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1300 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.

    Immediate start is available subject to DBS, health checks and references. The post is full time (37 hours per week) on Single Status Grade 6 which is currently £18,950 - £20,123, 52 weeks per year. You are required to work shifts (on rota) with 5.30am starts and 10.30pm finishes, 5 days per week with occasional weekend cover required.

    Deadline for applications: 10am Monday 13 August 2018

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

    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.

    Support Staff Application Form

    Site Operative Recruitment Pack July 2018

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 2016. Further information can be found on our Safeguarding page and all our policies can be viewed here.

We invest in our staff and this has been recognised through the award in November 2015 of the prestigious Investors in People Silver status. This reflects our leadership, management, communication and training across the school.

Useful Links

Support Staff Application Form - Word

Support Staff Application Form - PDF

Teachers Application Form - Word

Teachers Application Form - PDF

Recruitment Selection and Disclosure Policy and Procedures