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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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an International Student Liaison Officer (Mandarin speaker) to support our overseas students in our thriving and high-achieving Senior School.

This is an excellent opportunity to support our overseas students as they progress with their studies. The successful candidate will be expected to work occasionally on the weekends and during the school holiday periods to accompany the girls on cultural visits.

The GDST offer a generous salary and benefits package.  For further information and to request an application pack please email hr@por.gdst.net or telephone 023 9282 6714.

This position will commence in September 2019. Flexible hours will be required throughout the year.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified counsellor to join our school where strong pastoral care is at the heart of our community. 

We welcome applications from counsellors who promote the physical health and emotional wellbeing of children by focussing on their individual needs.  The successful candidate will be able to support pupils through setbacks and problems in life to enable them to achieve fulfilment both at school and in their lives beyond.

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.

This is a part time position during (14 hours per week) term time only plus 1 week. It can be offered as either 2 days per week or flexibly across the week to suit the successful applicant. The new postholder is required to start in September 2019.

Further details and an application pack are available from the School HR Manager hr@por.gdst.net or by telephoning 023 9282 6714.

The closing date for applications is Monday 24 June 2019 and interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 1 July 2019.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teacher of Spanish to join our thriving and high-achieving Senior School.

This is a temporary post for approximately 1 year to teach up to and including A Level. The role can be offered at either full or part time.

The successful candidate will be joining a friendly and supportive team and we offer a generous salary and benefits package.  For further details and an application pack please email hr@por.gdst.net or telephone 023 9282 6714.

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.

The closing date for applications is Monday 24 June 2019 and interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 1 July 2019. The position starts in January 2020 and is to cover maternity leave for a period of approximately 1 year.