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.

PA to SLT

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PA to SLT

Required from: ASAP
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time (flexibility around term-time working also considered)
Salary plus benefits: Will depend on experience 

We are looking for a really efficient and well organised PA to support our Director of Sixth Form, Director of Finance and Operations & Head of Careers. You must already be a confident experienced PA who would love the challenge of assisting 3 very busy individuals with an interesting and diverse range of work. During term time, you will need to be based predominantly at school but there is flexibility as to where you work in the holidays.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate well to people on all levels with sensitivity, tact and diplomacy. You will  need to be able to remain calm under pressure, demonstrate a pro-active approach and show initiative for  planning and prioritising work. You must maintain confidentiality at all times, while also being tactful and professional.

The ideal candidate will have a high level of confidence to co-ordinate all aspects of the role, providing high quality administrative and organisational support. as well as first class organisational and diary management skills.

If you have the relevant experience and passion to work in our wonderful 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.

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

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Closing date: 9am Friday 23rd September 2022
Interviews: Week commencing 3rd October 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.

After School Care Manager

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After School Care Manager

Required from: from September 2022
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 3:15pm – 6:15pm Monday to Friday, Term time only
Salary: £21,504 – £26,874 FTE (£7,715 – £9,631 Pro rata)

Oxford High School are seeking to appoint a motivated and highly organised member of staff to manage the daily After School Care provision at our Prep School. After School Care (ASC) operates every day from 3.30pm to 6pm at the Prep School site. There are approximately 50 children in ASC each day with around half of those from EYFS. The ASC manager will have the responsibility of ensuring a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment as well as fulfilling a range of administrative duties as laid out in the job description.

Organisational skills are essential with the candidate needing to manage staff and children during a busy period of the day. The ability to communicate clearly with parents is required but we are also looking for someone who has relevant experience in a childcare setting or who has demonstrable evidence of establishing positive relationships with children and their colleagues.

Staff members bring with them a dynamic outlook, creativity and above all, a passion for girls¿ education. The successful candidate will have an enthusiastic `can do¿ approach; eager to go the extra mile to ensure our girls receive the highest standards of care and safekeeping.

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

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Closing date: 21st September 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.

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.

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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Closing date: Monday 4th July 2022 at 9am
Interviews: Monday 11th July 2022

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.

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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