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.

Science Technician

Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week, term time only
Salary: £17,502 – £24,390 (pro rata)

Oxford High School is a dynamic and creative school with exceptional academic results. Within our Science department we require a well-organised and methodical Science Technician to support the safe delivery of experiments and practical activities in science lessons in order to optimise teaching and learning.

Science and laboratory experience is preferable but not essential and an enthusiastic candidate who enjoys laboratory work will be considered.

Oxford High School has highly motivated students and friendly colleagues. Our vibrant and successful Science Department is well known for its innovative work and superb results at GCSE and A level. The work you will carry out will play a vital part in continuing this success.

If you are passionate about science and are educated to A level standard or above in a science or related discipline, we would like to hear from you. In return we offer you a great community in which to work and where ideas are welcomed.

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 an employee of Oxford High School, you will benefit from joining the Girls’ Day School Trust, which is recognised by Best Companies as one of the top 100 not-for-profit employers in the UK and is proud to be accredited as a Living Wage employer.

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 Headmaster Dr Helen Stringer at


View the Job Description

Closing date: 9am Monday 30th September 2019.
Interview dates: Thursday 3rd October 2019.

We 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 DBS.

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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