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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 well-being.

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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.

Portsmouth High School has a vacancy for a term time only minibus driver. 

The vacancy is a permanent part-time position with a split shift during school term time only. The role will be 25 hours each week from Monday to Friday. The position is available from September 2021.

The successful candidate will help deliver the school’s aims and objectives by ensuring the provision of an efficient and effective minibus service. Responsibilities will also include conducting safety checks and ensuring the paperwork for their minibus is kept up to date.

We 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
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply please click here: https://my.corehr.com/pls/gdstrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=010285. Please note that applications made by CV only cannot be accepted.

If you have any queries, please email hr@por.gdst.net or telephone the school on 023 9282 6714.

The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 30 June 2021 and interviews will be held on Wednesday 14 July 2021(TBC).

Salary: GDST Regional Support Grade 2 (£18, 051 – £19,692)

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.

Portsmouth High School is seeking a customer-focused, adaptable and efficient individual who can provide a welcoming and professional reception service and assist in providing a general administrative service to support the smooth running of the school.

This role is a pivotal element of our busy school office and is therefore an all year round post with a generous annual leave allowance and benefits package.

If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to organise priorities in a busy environment we would very much welcome your application.

As part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, 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
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply, please click here: https://my.corehr.com/pls/gdstrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=010685

A letter of application, addressed to Mrs Jane Prescott, Headmistress, must be included with your application, outlining why you would be suitable for the post. The academic qualifications form must also be submitted with your application.

If you have any queries, please email hr@por.gdst.net or telephone the school on 023 9282 6714.

This position is available from July 2021 and is a permanent contract. The hours are full-time (36 hours per week) across the full year (including school holidays).

Salary: Grade 3 (£18,051 – £24,390)

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 25 June 2021 and interviews will take place on 2 July 2021 (TBC).

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.