Robertsbridge Community College

Vacancies

The College is a thriving rural school, with a skilled and enthusiastic staff team. We are committed to ensuring that our students become well rounded citizens of the world, equipped with the knowledge, skills and qualifications they need for whatever they choose to do next in life.

Our intake is truly comprehensive, drawing from a large geographic area that includes both rural and urban environments. We cherish the diversity that this intake brings and are extremely proud of our college.

Visited by Ofsted in September 2022, the College maintained its ‘Good’ status, with the official report stating that “Pupils enjoy their lessons and value the nurturing and friendly atmosphere which pervades the college. The school’s motto ‘success through partnership’ is exemplified through the strong relationships evident between teachers and pupils.” 

Current Vacancies

Employment opportunities within the College, when available, are listed below.

Documents are generally available to download which will provide full information about the vacancy; for support staff roles this will usually include a job description and person specification. Please be sure to apply before the closing date.

Application forms are available at the bottom of this page. We do not accept CVs by way of application. Requests for further information about vacancies listed below, as well as completed applications should be sent to Hanna Stedman, HR Manager at : hstedman@robertsbridge.org.uk

Applicants may wish to learn more about the college, and visits to the college, prior to application, are warmly welcomed. Please feel free to browse throughout this website, and our current prospectus can be downloaded at the following link:

East Sussex County Council is an authority committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check. 

Individual Needs Assistant (INA) 

32.5 hours per week (8.30 am – 3.30 pm daily), term-time only
Salary: Single Status Grade 3, Point 7 (£22,737 per annum, pro-rata)
Fixed term until July 2026, in the first instance 

Required as soon as possible 

We are seeking to appoint a hard-working, resilient, and caring person to join our school team to work as an Individual Needs Assistant for a young person who has attachment difficulties; the position covers all aspects of their education and requires regular communication with parents. We would really like the successful candidate to become a supportive, advocate for the young person and support them to achieve their full potential. The role of the INA is a very special one and can make the difference to a child who may not have previously been able to access their education fully. 

This post is for a fixed term contract until the end of July 2026, in the first instance. 

Further details from Hanna Stedman, HR Manager. 

Closing date: 9.00 am on Monday 15 April 2024 
Interviews will be held shortly after this date 

We do not accept CVs by way of application. 

East Sussex County Council is an authority committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the postholder will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Assistant Headteacher: Culture & Aspirations

L12 – L17; Required from September 2024

Robertsbridge Community College is looking to appoint an experienced and highly effective leader with the energy, drive, enthusiasm and ambition to join a passionate, hardworking and dedicated Senior Team. This is a unique opportunity to work as part of a forward-thinking leadership team, helping to create a successful and expanding school towards becoming a centre of excellence.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a classroom practitioner of the highest standard
  • Be an inspirational and enthusiastic leader with the ability to energise and motivate others
  • Have a proven track record of ensuring outstanding student achievement through their own practice and by leading other staff
  • Have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and a ‘can do attitude’
  • Be able to enhance the performance of a highly successful school
  • Be an innovative, strategic thinker
  • Be committed to coaching methodologies

We will offer:

  • Students who thrive within our inclusive ethos and enjoy school
  • Staff who are committed, hardworking and highly motivated
  • Supportive governors who work in a positive partnership
  • Opportunities and experiences in preparation for the next stage in your career

The postholder will undertake a vital role within the College which holds the following responsibilities:

  • Leading a culture of high aspirations, exceptional behaviour, and strong relationships
  • Leadership of pastoral systems, safeguarding, and attendance
  • Oversight of student welfare and wellbeing
  • Leadership of Primary transition
  • Act as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Visits to truly unique College, prior to application, are warmly welcomed.
Further details from Hanna Stedman, HR Manager (hstedman@robertsbridge.org.uk)..

Closing date: 9.00 am on Monday 15 April 2024
Interviews will be held shortly after this date

We do not accept CVs by way of application.

East Sussex County Council is an authority committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the postholder will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Student Support Leader

37 hours per week, term-time only (plus one week during school holiday periods per annum)
Salary: Single Status Grade 8, Points 20 – 22 (£27,861 - £29,783) per annum, pro-rata

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and inspirational Student Support Leader to join a dedicated pastoral team. This post is suitable for an experienced individual with a passion for promoting student success and wellbeing. This is a non-teaching (support staff) role.

The postholder will be responsible for the pastoral wellbeing of the students within the designated year group(s), undertaking all roles of behaviour, safeguarding, attendance, wellbeing, rewards, and pupil premium for this group of students. Excellent communication skills are an integral part of this role.

Further details from Hanna Stedman, HR Manager.

Closing date: 9.00 am on Tuesday 16 April 2024
Interviews will be held shortly after this date

We do not accept CVs by way of application.

East Sussex County Council is an authority committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the postholder will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Teaching Assistant

32.5 hours per week (8.30 am – 3.30 pm daily), term-time only
Salary: Single Status Grade 3, Point 7 (£22,737 per annum, pro-rata)

We are seeking to appoint a highly organised, forward thinking Teaching Assistant to join our SEND team at the College. The successful candidate will be talented, dynamic and will challenge and motivate our students to get the very best meaningful outcomes.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with young people with additional needs. Knowledge and experience of Autism Spectrum Condition, dyslexia and anxiety is particularly advantageous. Being part of a strong and dynamic team, you will possess a passion for supporting young people, an optimistic outlook and a professional commitment to self-development.

Experience in supporting children in KS3 and KS4 with a variety of literacy difficulties both in lessons and within a structured intervention would be beneficial. A high standard of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and strong safeguarding awareness are essential criteria for this post.

Further details from Hanna Stedman, HR Manager.

Closing date: 9.00 am on Friday 19 April 2024
Interviews will be held shortly after this date

We do not accept CVs by way of application.

East Sussex County Council is an authority committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the postholder will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check. 

Associate Assistant Headteacher - Mathematics 

L6-9 - Required from September 2024, or sooner if available 

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, highly skilled and ambitious teacher and dynamic leader who has vision and determination to lead the Mathematics department to its next phase of success. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain wider whole-school experience for anyone on a journey towards senior leadership. 

You will be responsible for leading the development of an inspiring Mathematics curriculum, and establishing the highest standards of teaching, learning and assessment to ensure that all students achieve numerical literacy across the subject area. This role offers exciting opportunities for significant career development towards senior leadership.
You will play a key part in supporting the development of the College for the future. 

We want to build strong, resilient Mathematicians, and to this we hope to develop a curriculum that will encourage logic and reasoning skills, as well as communication skills.
We want students to question how Maths is used in the world around them.
Over their time at the College, we want our students to cover a vast range of Maths, looking at the history of Maths and the awe of numbers in nature and the arts.
To this end, the aim is for students to follow an ambitious curriculum where topics are seen and built upon year on year, with topics interleaved where possible to allow students to keep all their skills relevant. 

Further details from Hanna Stedman, HR Manager. 

Closing date: 9.00 am on Monday 29 April 2024 

Interviews will be held shortly after this date. 

We do not accept CVs by way of application. 

East Sussex County Council is an authority committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the postholder will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check. 

Exam Invigilators

Claims only; term time only
Grade 4, Point 9: £23,114 (pro rata - equivalent £11.98 ph)

We are seeking to appoint a number of exam invigilators to participate in conducting external and mock exams ensuring all regulatory requirements are upheld.  Duties may include setting out for the exam process, monitoring exams either in a large group or individually, working as a scribe/reader, complying with all statutory policies related to the role.

Candidates need to have good accuracy skills and attention to detail.  The ability to communicate with students and staff clearly and to keep calm under pressure. 

Whilst this role is a casual contract, flexibility and availability between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm is required.  Candidates need to be reliable and punctual with good written and verbal communication skills.  

No experience is required as full training will be given, however experience of working with young people would be an advantage. 

East Sussex County Council is an authority committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the postholder will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Application Forms

Application forms are available to download by clicking the links below. Please download and complete the relevant application form for the vacancy. We do not accept CVs by way of application.