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Work with us

Portsmouth High School is a dynamic place to work, offering a range of career opportunities and benefits and is committed to staff wellbeing.

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Portsmouth High School is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) which is the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools educating 20,000 students and employing 3,700 staff.

Portsmouth High School has been rated as a “three star” organisation in the 2016 Best Companies employee engagement survey, and overall the GDST has been rated as a “one star” organisation and this means the Trust is classed as a ‘Very Good’ organisation, and one of the top 100 best not-for-profit organisations.

We offer:


Competitive salaries


Generous benefits (pensions, holidays, discounted fees at GDST schools)


Access to an extensive training programme and development opportunities (including our Middle Leaders Development Programme and Aspiring Leaders Programme) and to grants for individual courses of study


Networking opportunities with other teachers across the Trust to share best practice and develop initiatives that benefit all our schools


Rewarding roles beyond teaching in areas such as finance, ICT, Estates, HR, communications and development


Portsmouth High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and staff undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.

We are seeking a Cleaner to support the Facilities Department.

The hours are 3.30pm – 6pm and are term time only with a period of deep cleaning in the school holidays. The successful candidate would ideally have some computer skills for training purposes.

The salary is £8.75 per hour with an additional holiday element, further details of which and an application pack are available from the school HR Manager hr@por.gdst.net or by telephoning the school on 023 9282 6714.

Applications made by CV alone cannot be accepted.

Portsmouth High School is part of the GDST (Girls’ Day School Trust) – the leading network of independent girls’ schools in the UK. The school 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 DBS.

Closing date for applications: 12:00 midday on Friday 11 October 2018. Interviews will be held on Friday 18 October 2018.

We are seeking an experienced science practitioner to join our thriving and high-achieving senior school.

This is an opportunity to use your scientific background; either academic or industrial, to support the safe delivery of experiments across all science subjects.  You will work under the guidance of the Head of Science and the Senior Science Technician and very closely with the teaching staff.

Portsmouth High School is part of the GDST (Girls’ Day School Trust) – the leading network of independent girls’ schools in the UK. The school 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 DBS.

We provide a competitive salary and benefits package, details of which are available on request. For these further details and an application pack, please contact the School HR Officer on hr@por.gdst.net or 023 9282 6714. This post is full-time (36 hours per week, term time only) and will start in January 2019.

The closing date for applications is Monday 22 October 2018 and interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 5 November 2018.