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.

Gardener/Grounds Person

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Gardener/ Grounds Person

Required from: ASAP
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time, all year round
Salary: Competitive salary depending on skills and experience

The role:

Oxford High School are looking for a Gardener/Grounds Person to join our busy Premises Team.

Your duties will include maintaining sports pitches, ensuring they are marked, set up for matches, cleared from litter, grass is cut and all posts are painted accordingly, as well as basic caretaking/manual handling skills along with a valid driving licence to travel between sites.

The ideal candidate will be honest, conscientious, reliable, flexible and self-motivated. You must also possess good communication skills. Excellent practical skills and experience of grounds and property maintenance are essential. Experience of using and maintaining a large variety of gardening tools, maintenance tools and light/heavy machinery would be an advantage.

This is a full-time position, working Monday to Friday, however a degree of flexibility is required as occasional weekend and overtime work will be necessary to accommodate the busy school calendar.

Oxford High School is based on three sites, all within walking distance of each other, Belbroughton Road, Woodstock Road and Bardwell Road. Along with the rest of the Premises Team you will be required to work across all three sites.

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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.

Alumnae Relations & Fundraising Officer

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Alumnae Relations & Fundraising Officer

Required from September 2021
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Part-time, 21.6 hours per week, all year round
Salary: circa £28,000 FTE (£16,800 pro-rata) depending on experience, plus benefits

The role:

We are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic and self-motivated Alumnae Relations and Fundraising Officer to support the Director of Marketing in the delivery of strategic and engaging events and campaigns through different channels.

You will act as the primary point of contact for former students and the parent representative community. You will also assist in maintaining the alumnae database, analyse data, produce reports and implement fundraising plans.

You will need excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to maintain a high level of efficiency. You will also need to be a competent user of the Microsoft Office suite packages and databases and also have proven experience in office administration.

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in fundraising and stakeholder management, along with an intuitive mindset and excellent attention to detail. You will be a confident communicator with strong organisation and time management skills. An external facing role, you will have a positive and proactive approach to work and enjoy managing multiple projects at once.

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Closing date: Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 9am
Interview date: Wednesday 4th August 2021

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.

HR Officer

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HR Officer

Required from: ASAP
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Full-time, all year round
Salary: £26,000-£30,000 depending on experience, plus benefits

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity to use your first class organisational, administrative and multi-tasking skills to play a key HR role in a leading independent day school based in the heart of Oxford.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, this key role will provide administrative HR support from recruitment, induction and employee life cycle, liaising with GDST payroll department, training and assisting with the first line HR enquiries. Working closely with the Senior Leadership Team as well as with teachers, administrative staff, external agencies and applicants, this role requires the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in HR administration, strong organisation and time management skills, and 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.

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Closing date: Monday 2nd August 2021 at 9am
Interview date: Thursday 5th August 2021

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.

Weekend Caretaker

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Weekend Caretaker

Required from: September 2021
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Part time, Saturdays and Sundays, all year round
Salary: Competitive salary depending on skills and experience, plus benefits

The role:

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.

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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.

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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