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.

Weekend Caretaker

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Weekend Caretaker

Required from: ASAP
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Part time, Saturdays and Sundays, all year round
Salary: Competitive salary depending on skills and experience, plus benefits

Oxford High School are seeking a Weekend Caretaker to ensure the provision of an efficient and effective site facilities service and a safe, pleasant environment for the organisations which hire our premises.

Your caretaking duties will include supporting the Compliance and Facilities Manager with ensuring that all the school sites are maintained to an exceptional standard. This will include property maintenance, setting up events, ensuring a tidy appearance of the school and assisting in the day-to-day maintenance of the premises, furnishings and grounds.

The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of security and emergency procedures, good maintenance skills and experience of providing routine preventative maintenance. You will have the ability to work effectively on your own initiative as well as in collaboration with other teams. Your excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to young people, parents, colleagues and external agencies will set you apart.

This position is part-time, working 9 hours on Saturdays and 11 hours on Sundays, a degree of flexibility is required to meet the needs of the busy school calendar and lettings.

For further details and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing date: To be confirmed
Interviews: To be confirmed

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

Assistant Caretaker/Handyperson

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Assistant Caretaker/Handyperson

Required from: ASAP
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week, all year round
Salary: Competitive salary of £23,ooo+ depending on skills and experience, free meals in term time, uniform plus other benefits

Do you have a trade skill? If so, we would love to have you working as part of our premises team.

The trade itself is not important, just the willingness to use your skills and experience to help provide an efficient and effective site facilities service as well as a safe and pleasant environment for everyone who uses our premises.

Oxford High School operates from 3 sites, with a range of different ages and styles of buildings. Your job will be to help the Compliance and Facilities Manager to ensure that all are maintained to an exceptional standard. Your job will also involve more project-based work in the school holidays. This role will give you the opportunity to really showcase your skills and work as part of a strong team where the outcomes will improve the facilities and user experience for our pupils, staff and parents.

Ideally the successful candidate will also have a sound knowledge of security and emergency procedures, good all-round maintenance skills and the willingness to work hard. You will have the ability to work effectively on your own initiative as well as in collaboration with others. Your excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to young people, parents, colleagues and external agencies will set you apart.

For further details and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing date: Tuesday 31st May 2022 at 9am
Interviews: TBC

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

Gap Year Assistant (unqualified)

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Gap Year Assistant

Required from: September 2022
Contract: 1 Year FTC, Term time only
Hours: Full time
Salary: £18,534 FTE (£14,695.32 per annum)

Oxford High Preparatory School is seeking enthusiastic and committed school leavers to be a member of a vibrant school community. You will be an integral part of the team working with fantastic children and staff at the Prep School. You will have a timetable that consists of daily duties, assisting in the classroom as well as contributing to the logistical demands of a school day. We are keen to make use of your interests and skills be they sport, the arts or sciences although you may prefer to simply immerse yourself into the wide range of activities and events that take place on a daily basis. Those who have previously worked at the school as gap year assistants have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are often very sad to leave.

This is a very fulfilling job which enables you to work with fun and engaging children and is excellent on a CV. This would also be highly recommended to anyone who might be considering a career in education.

There are also opportunities to assist with after school duties, which would be paid as an additional responsibility.

This role will be offered on a Fixed Term Contract basis up to 12 July 2023.

For further details and to apply please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing date: Monday 16th May 2022 at 9am
Interviews: Monday 23rd May 2022

Oxford High School and The GDST 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.

HR Officer

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HR Officer

Required from: ASAP
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time, all year round
Salary: £28,750+, depending on experience

Are you interested in a career in HR? Perhaps you have some basic HR experience already but are keen to know more? If so, this could be the perfect role for you. We are looking for someone to be our next HR officer, someone who is hard working, keen to learn, and who can turn their hand to all sorts of HR work.

You will be involved in running recruitment days, payroll, on-boarding and employee life cycle work, HR administration, dealing with front line HR enquiries and the myriad of other tasks that HR involves. You will need to have first class organisational skills, be able to demonstrate almost obsessive attention to detail and constantly re-evaluate deadlines and priorities.

The role will involve working as part of a team while at the same time being very much a self-starter with the ability to work independently. We offer a huge amount of support both within school and from the HR network across the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST). We also offer on the job training and the opportunity to study for HR qualifications.

You will report to the Director of Finance and Operations, but work closely with the Senior Leadership Team as well as with teachers, administrative staff, external agencies and applicants. The role is varied, interesting and provides a great launchpad for a career in HR.

The successful candidate will have some previous experience in HR administration, but the most important factor will be the willingness to work hard and to be a quick learner. You’ll definitely need to be a team player, ideally with experience in a school environment. You will also need excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to sustain a high level of efficiency and attention to detail. You will also need to be a competent user of the Microsoft Office suite of packages and databases.

For further details and to apply please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing date: Wednesday 27 April 2022, at 12 noon
Interview date: Week beginning Monday 2 May 2022

Please note that early applications are encouraged and the position may be closed sooner in the event of sufficient suitable applications being received.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

IT Technician

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IT Technician (1st Line IT Technician)

Required from: ASAP
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time, all year round
Salary: £22,000-£26,000 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a 1st Line IT Technician to play a key role in the IT support team at our leading independent day school in the heart of Oxford. You will also be part of a wider group of GDST schools and Head Office with a very active and supportive IT community.

As the 1st Line IT Technician, you will be the first point of contact in providing technical support and advice to staff and students, as well as supporting a wide range of activities and events across three school sites. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to improving IT procedures and policies, and school and trust wide projects with opportunities for professional development.

As a school we are keen to invest in the technologies that make the most difference in the classroom and are not tied to any particular solution. You will therefore be supporting a wide range of hardware and software which requires a flexible approach to problem solving.

IT is central to the whole process of teaching and learning at the School. If you have the knowledge and skills we require, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For further details and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

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The closing date for applications is dependent on the field of applicants who apply. We will interview anyone suitable straight away.

The GDST is 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.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

Teaching Assistant

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Teaching Assistant

Required from: ASAP
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, Term Time Only, Monday to Friday 8am-3:30pm
Salary: £19,500 – £22,500 FTE (£16,337.84 – £18,893.24 pro rata)

Oxford High School is seeking to appoint an exceptional Prep School Teaching Assistant.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who holds Level 6 qualifications or who wishes to work towards such qualifications. You must have already obtained a Level 3 or 4 qualification.

We are looking for staff members with a dynamic outlook, creativity, and above all, a passion for girls’ education. The successful candidate will be a dedicated team player with an enthusiastic ‘can do’ approach; eager to go the extra mile to ensure our girls achieve the highest standards.

For further details and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing date: Friday 16th May 2022, at 9am
Interviews: Tuesday 24th May 2022

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

Examinations Officer

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Examinations Officer

Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Part Time (0.7 FTE)
Role: Term time only plus 14 days from Results Days from mid-August
Salary: £31,000 FTE or more for an exceptional candidate
Start date: ASAP

Oxford High School is looking for an Examinations Officer to join our team.

Although experience is helpful, we are able to offer full training.

Working to the Deputy Head – Academic, the role of the Examinations Officer is hugely important to the school and to the young people whom you would be helping at a pivotal time in their lives.

We pride ourselves on wanting the very best for our students as part of a warm and welcoming community and if you are well-organised, like young people, and enjoy working both independently and as part of the team, we would like to hear from you.

For further details and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing date: Friday 27th May 2022, at 12 noon
Interviews: Week beginning 6th June 2022

Please note that interviews may be held at any stage after applications are received, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. We may close the vacancy earlier than the specified deadline if the right candidate is found.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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.

Today, Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work: our girls are highly motivated and ambitious, supportive yet self-aware. From our youngest Reception pupils through to our longest-serving members of staff, there is a real sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community.

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
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

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

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