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: September 2021
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.


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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