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Staff Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in vacancies at Varndean School. We shall look forward to receiving an application from you in due course if you feel inspired by the opportunities provided by working at our Good (Ofsted 2022) school. 

Do you want to work at a successful and forward thinking school? Be part of an excellent team and work to inspire the best in all students? We are one of the largest schools in the Brighton and Hove area and have approximately 1500 students on roll in Years 7 to 11. We place high regard on recruiting and retaining excellent staff to ensure all students achieve their potential.

We take pride in our efforts to challenge and engage all students. We strongly believe in recruiting and developing the highest quality of staff. To succeed at Varndean School you will be passionate about your teaching, reflective in your practice and committed to improving. In return, staff benefit from tailored professional development opportunities and programmes, to enable them to realise their own potential and achieve their personal career ambitions. These include opportunities to join the comprehensive Middle Leader Development Programme, enrolment on the Outstanding Leadership Programme as well as being part of an internal professional study group working alongside like-minded professionals to ensure high quality learning and teaching for all students.

If you are an Early Career Teacher we offer a fantastic CPD programme to support you through your first year.

If successful we look forward to welcoming you in person. 

The school reserves the right to interview suitable candidates in advance of interview dates where appropriate.


Animal Care Assistant

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Animal Care Assistant

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Cover Teacher

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Cover Teacher

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Cover Supervisor/Faculty Departmental Assistant

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Exam invigilators

Job Title Exam Invigilators
Hours Various, during summer exams period

£12.59 per hour for Invigilators

£13.02 per hour for Lead Invigilators

Varndean School are looking for enthusiastic, committed and flexible invigilators for the summer exam sessions and beyond.

We are one of the top performing secondary schools in Brighton and Hove and examinations form a vital part of what we do. Last summer alone, students sat over 4500 individual exams. To help ensure that every student has the best possible chance of success, the school employs invigilators to oversee the exams. We are looking for a team prepared to work on an on-call basis to support us in meeting the varying needs of a wide range of qualifications and students.

Payment is on an hourly basis of £12.59 for invigilators and £13.02ph for those who progress to the higher level of lead invigilator. Full training is available.

Our school is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our care and you will be expected to share this commitment.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community and actively seek to reflect the social and cultural diversity of our student intake in our staff.

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter, to Gareth Hughes, Deputy Headteacher, Varndean School. Email: vacancies@varndean.co.uk  

Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. The school welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.


Application Form - Schools Support Staff


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Application Form with Guidance Notes Teachers 22nd Feb 2023 Download
Application Form with Guidance Notes Schools Support Staff.280764953 28th Nov 2022 Download
Classroom Teacher job description 07th Mar 2023 Download
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