The role played by support staff is absolutely critical to the ongoing success of any good school – and this is certainly the case at OHS. As such, we recognise and value the fundamental importance of our support staff – whether that’s our maintenance team, catering staff or various admin teams. Wherever you work, therefore, and whatever your specialism, you can rely on being valued, supported and rewarded and supported. 

With fantastic benefits, a challenging and stimulating workplace and the opportunity to make a difference in girls’ lives, OHS is a truly wonderful place to work.

Senior Office Administrator

Required ASAP
Full time
£24,000 – £28,000 pa plus benefits

We are looking for a Senior Office Administrator to manage the busy school office, and help support the teaching staff. In this key role you will be responsible for overseeing the smooth and efficient running of the Senior School office, its admin staff and operations.

The ideal candidate will have a high level of confidence to co-ordinate all aspects of the office, providing high quality administrative and organisational support. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate well to people on all levels with sensitivity, tact and diplomacy. You will be able to remain calm under pressure and work to tight deadlines, and to demonstrate a pro-active approach to planning, delegating and prioritising work.

A recognised secretarial or administrative qualification at NVQ3 level or above, or equivalent gained through experience is essential, as is a current First Aid qualification or willingness to obtain this. Evidence of substantial secretarial and admin experience in a complex organisation is also essential.

If you have the relevant experience and passion to work in our busy school, we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer you a great community in which to work and where ideas are welcomed.  Oxford High School is a dynamic and creative school with exceptional academic results.

About Oxford High School

Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education.

As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.

As part of the Girls’ day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Free school lunches
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

To apply for this vacancy please complete an application form and submit to the Head, Dr Helen Stringer, at vacancies@oxf.gdst.net

Download an APPLICATION FORM

view the job description

Oxford High School and the GDST (Charity No 306983) are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

PA to DFO and Administrative Assistant

Required ASAP
Full time term time only
£22,971 – £27,615 pa plus benefits

We are looking for a highly organised and self-motivated PA to support the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) and to provide general office administration as part of our busy office team.

As the PA to the DFO you will provide support on a daily basis from diary management to on-demand and project work. You will be the first point of contact for health and safety administration ensuring records are complete and up to date as well as assisting in a range of tasks from across the support functions of the school. You will also assist in providing a general administrative service to support the smooth running of the school which is efficient and customer-focused.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as first class organisational and administrative skills. You will also need to be able to remain calm under pressure, work to tight deadlines and maintain confidentiality at all times. Prior administration experience is essential.

If you have the relevant experience and passion to work in a leading independent day school, we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer you a great community in which to work where ideas are welcomed. Oxford High School is Oxford’s oldest girls’ school and provides a vibrant, dynamic and creative environment for staff and pupils alike.

About Oxford High School

Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education.

As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.

As part of the Girls’ day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Free school lunches
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

To apply for this vacancy please complete an application form and submit to the Head, Dr Helen Stringer, at vacancies@oxf.gdst.net

Download an APPLICATION FORM

VIEW THE Job Description 

Oxford High School and the GDST (Charity No 306983) are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

Come and see for yourself

We are always happy to welcome you for a visit to our school, so that you can see for yourself how our girls learn, flourish and excel. Check for the next open morning or get in touch.

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