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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.

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.

 

Finance Assistant

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Required from: ASAP

Contract term: Permanent

Hours: Full-time, all year round

Salary: £24,000-£29,000 pa depending on experience. AAT study support available 

Oxford High School are seeking a part qualified (e.g. AAT) finance professional for the role of Finance Assistant to provide accurate and effective financial support. This is a great opportunity to join a busy financial team, further expand your knowledge and expertise and be part of an exceptional school.

The Finance Assistant will report to the Finance Manager and assist with all aspects of school accounting, in particular purchase ledger functions, accruals and prepayments, expenses, credit card and trips administration. The post holder will also train staff in the use of the purchase order system, and liaise with parents, staff, and suppliers. 

The ability to manage and prioritise multiple workloads whilst maintaining positive working relationships is key to this role. Equally important is your previous experience in a finance department, with the ability to evidence an all-round accountancy background, including sales and purchase ledgers, journals, accruals and prepayments and the production of monthly management reports. An understanding of accounting software (PS Financials /SAGE Software or equivalent) will round off your profile.

Please note previous experience in a school environment is not essential. 

About Oxford High School:

 Since its foundation almost 150 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 School 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.

 Benefits:

 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
  • AAT study support (available for the right candidate) 
  • 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

Closing date: 17.00 hrs, Friday 14th June 2024

Interview date: Friday 21st June 2024.

We reserve the right to close the interview process early if we find suitable candidate. 

 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.

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Caretaker

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Required: As soon as possible.

Contract term: Permanent.

Working time: Full time, all year round,  36 hour week, working 5 days out of the seven.  There will be a requirement to work early, late and weekend shifts. Hours vary due to lettings and events  Your primary shift will be Monday to Thursday evenings and a weekend day.

Please be aware that a degree of flexibility with your working arrangement is required to meet the needs of the busy school calendar. 

Competitive Salary plus benefits: £23 000 p/a

The role:

Oxford High School is seeking a 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. You will be a key member of the premises team at our lively independent school working across three sites and reporting to the Premises Manager.

Your caretaking duties will include supporting the Premises Manager to ensure 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. 

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

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 28th June 2024.

Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 1st July 2024 .

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.  An early application is therefore strongly advised.

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.

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