Working at Oxford High School is stimulating, extremely varied and tremendous fun. We are a dynamic and creative school with exceptional academic results. Our students are spirited, enthusiastic and passionate about learning. Our staff are people who feel equally passionate – about the subjects they teach, the extracurricular clubs they lead and the professional pride they take in their roles. Working at Oxford High gives you plenty of opportunities to get involved in school life beyond the curriculum and because we believe that adults should be learners too, we are committed to investing in your personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network. Our current job vacancies are listed below.
Teacher of Music, Reception & Key Stage 1
Part time, 0.40 FTE
Competitive Salary & Benefits package
Required September 2018 or possibly January 2019
We are looking for a qualified teacher of classroom MUSIC to join our team of teachers here at the Junior School in September. Each class receives both a music lesson and a year group choir rehearsal every week.
Candidates should be ready to work enthusiastically with children in Reception and KS1, although there is the opportunity to be involved in choir work and performances with KS2. Experience and empathy with this age group are essential. The school has a thriving music department, with over 150 girls having lessons in school each week in KS2 and group Recorder lessons available in Y2. There are many concerts and productions each year, including Harvest Festival, Christmas and summer performances. You will work with and under the supervision of the Junior School Director of Music. A good level of piano skill will be essential as well as the ability to inspire a high standard of singing. Candidates should have high expectations of what girls this age can achieve in music.
If you would like to find out more please contact the Director of Music, Mrs Louise Taylor via the school office on 01865 515647 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Completed application forms should be returned to the Head of Junior School, Mrs Kate Gater electronically at email@example.com by 12 noon Thursday 3 May 2018.
Interviews will be held w/c Tuesday 7 May. We look forward to hearing from you.
Key Stage 2 Teacher
Competitive Salary & Benefits package
Required September 2018
Are you a dynamic and creative Key Stage 2 Teacher wanting to work in an enjoyable and vibrant workplace where pupils are highly motivated and behaviour is excellent?
From Reception pupils through to Year 6 there is a sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community which received the highest possible rating from ISI in January 2016. The Junior School provides a broad and inspiring education which aims to ignite a passion for learning both within and beyond the classroom.
We are looking for a dynamic and creative teacher with a passion for girls’ education. The successful candidate will be a dedicated team player with an enthusiastic ‘can do’ approach and eager to go the extra mile to ensure the girls achieve their academic and personal potential in an environment that is both challenging and supportive.
Applications from NQTs are welcome.
Applications should be returned electronically to the Headmaster, Dr Philip Hills at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon Thursday 3 May 2018. Interview dates to be confirmed.
Interviews will be held in the week beginning Tuesday 7 May.
Teacher of Drama
Part time, approx 0.73 FTE
Competitive Salary & Benefits package
Required September 2018
Oxford High has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed teacher of Drama to work within this thriving and creative department.
Alongside the Director of Drama, you will contribute to providing an excellent education for all Drama pupils by teaching with expertise and enthusiasm, offering support to the learning of individual students and contributing to the school’s pastoral system.
Drama at Oxford High School
Drama is taught across Years 7-13, and is a very popular choice at GCSE. Students study a variety of dramatic styles, genres and practitioners, and the Drama Studio is well equipped with a lighting and sound system, a projector, projection screen and laptops.
Recent productions have included: ‘Evita’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Westside Story’ and we are currently in rehearsals for ‘Wendy and Peter Pan’.
About Oxford High School
Founded over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School is a dynamic and creative school with exceptional academic results. Our students are spirited, enthusiastic and passionate about learning. The school is part of the Girls’ day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK. The GDST is at the forefront of education for girls and has a strong voice in promoting opportunities for young women.
We can offer a variety of benefits, such as:
- Competitive salaries and pay progression
- Access to extensive professional development opportunities
- Training grants for qualifications
- Generous pension schemes
- Free life assurance benefit
- A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
- Childcare vouchers, interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
- A Cycle to Work scheme
- Competitive terms and conditions of employment
Applications should be returned electronically to the Headmaster, Dr Philip Hills at email@example.com by 12 noon Friday 4 May 2018. Interview dates to be confirmed.
HR Assistant (Senior School)
Full time, all year round
Salary: GDST Grade 3 circa £20,694 per annum
This is an exciting opportunity to use your excellent organisational and interpersonal skills to support the existing HR Officer & Recruitment Manager with all aspects of the development and effective operation of the human resources function within the school.
Oxford High School is a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the largest provider of independent education in the UK. HR policies are provided by the GDST who also offer all necessary support and guidance to the school.
Reporting to the HR Officer & Recruitment Manager, this key role will provide administrative HR support from recruitment, induction and payroll through appraisal, evaluation and training opportunities. Liaising 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.
Knowledge and experience within an HR function is desirable and this role would provide you with a fantastic platform to build and expand your HR knowledge and understanding.
If you have the passion to work in a leading independent day school, we would love to hear from you. In return, we will offer you a great community in which to work where ideas are welcomed. Oxford High School is Oxford’s oldest girls’ school and provides a vibrant, dynamic and creative environment for staff and pupils alike.
Applications should be returned electronically to the Headmaster, Dr Philip Hills at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon Friday 27 April 2018. Interview dates to be confirmed.
After School Care Supervisor (Senior School)
Part time, Term Time only, 11.25 hours per week
Salary: GDST Grade 2 circa £17,154 per annum (pro rata £5,260.42)
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic After School Care Supervisor for our Senior School, to start as soon as possible. We are looking for someone to provide the normal duties that a responsible adult will be capable of providing in the absence of other staff.
In particular we are looking for someone who has experience of teenage children, perhaps through having been a parent themselves. It is not necessary to have previous experience of having worked in a school, though an ability to demonstrable evidence of establishing positive relationships with children and young people would be a decided advantage.
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.
Your hours of work will be 16:00 – 18:15 Monday to Friday. A degree of flexibility with your working arrangements is required from time to time to assist us in meeting the needs of the busy school calendar.
Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work: our girls are highly motivated and behaviour is excellent. From our youngest Year 7 pupils through to Year 13, there is a sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community. The School provides a broad and inspiring education through its curriculum and ethos.
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Applications should be returned electronically to the Headmaster, Dr Philip Hills at email@example.com by 12 noon Friday 27 April. Interview dates to be confirmed.
Full time / Part Time – this role could be either
Oxford High School seeks an experienced and proactive development professional to lead on securing major gift income for capital campaigns and to ensure that stewardship programmes are in place to maximise income and engagement from existing supporters.
You will have proven experience in project management and a significant track record of professional achievement in fundraising is essential. The successful candidate should have experience in major gift fundraising and in managing senior volunteers.
Key to the role will be exceptional public speaking and presentation skills the ability to communicate effectively in writing and an ability to respond appropriately to pressure, deadlines, and changes in priorities and schedules.
For more information please click here to download a job description.
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.