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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 Food Services Assistant to support the Catering Department.  This role is Monday to Friday, predominately 08.45am to 2pm (with a break).  There is a requirement for the successful candidate to work flexibly for up to 25 days per year to cover events outside of the school day.

The successful candidate would ideally have some experience in the planning and preparation of food in a commercial/educational environment and have relevant qualifications to support their application.

This is a permanent position for someone looking to work 25 hours per week during term time only. An additional 10 days are required to be worked during the school holidays across the year.

Further details and an application pack are available from the school HR Manager hr@por.gdst.net or by telephoning 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 family 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.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 24 October 2019 and interviews will take place on Wednesday 30 October 2019.

We are seeking a Food Services Assistant to support the Catering Department.  This role is Monday to Friday, 09.45am to 2pm (with a break). 

This position is temporary to cover maternity absence. The successful candidate will be able to work 20 hours per week during term time only plus an additional 10 days.

The successful candidate would ideally have some experience in the planning and preparation of food in a commercial/educational environment and have relevant qualifications to support their application.

Further details of which and an application pack are available from the school HR Manager hr@por.gdst.net or by telephoning 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 family 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.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 24 October 2019 and Interviews will take place on Wednesday 30 October 2019.