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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.

Location: Portsmouth

Required From: September 2022

Contract Term: Permanent

Hours: 36 hours per week, including school holidays

Salary: GDST Regional Grade 2 (from £19,929)

Portsmouth High School has a vacancy for a permanent caretaker to join our busy team. This role will be Monday to Friday throughout the year with some weekend overtime. A shift system is in place to provide caretaker cover from unlock at 06:30 to lock-up at around 22:00 (timings are flexible according to the needs of the school). The role will be 36 hours each week; flexibility over shift timings is an important part of the role to allow for lettings and evening functions.

The successful candidate will help deliver the school’s aims and objectives by ensuring the provision of an efficient and effective site and facilities service, and a safe, pleasant environment which supports teaching and learning for staff, students and visitors.

Benefits:

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. 

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 4 July 2022.

Interview date: Monday 11 July tbc.

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

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

This role will involve daily contact with children around the school site. The caretaker will therefore be engaging in regulated activity and an Enhanced DBS with Barred List checks will be required. All school staff have a responsibility to work in accordance with statutory requirements and GDST Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and procedures. The school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures can be found at: https://www.portsmouthhigh.co.uk/policies

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.

School name: Portsmouth

Required from: September 2022

Contract term: Permanent

Hours: Full Time, Term Time only (plus 10 days during school holidays)

Salary range: GDST Regional Grade 3 (from £21,504 pro rata)

The role:

Portsmouth High School is looking for well-organised and confident individual to supervise classes during the short-term absence of teachers, maintaining order and keeping pupils on task while pre-supplied activities are completed. In addition, the individual will undertake duties relating to the administration of examinations and assist with routine database administration tasks.

The successful candidate will be a graduate with experience of supporting children in a learning environment. Previous experience of working in an administrative environment or supporting the administration of examinations will be an advantage.

Hours will be 8:00 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday (with an early finish one day a week).

The school:

Portsmouth High School is located in Southsea, an attractive region on the south coast which has retained much of its original Georgian character. The school is a dynamic place to work, offering a range of career opportunities and benefits and is committed to staff wellbeing. We are part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) which is the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools.

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. Applications should be accompanied by a letter addressed to the Headmistress outlining why you would be suitable for the post, plus the academic qualifications form.

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

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 1 July 2022.

Interview date: Thursday 7 July 2022 tbc.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

The GDST 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 Disclosure and Barring Service.

This role will involve daily contact with children supervising lessons. The Cover Supervisor and Examinations Assistant will therefore be engaging in regulated activity and an Enhanced DBS with Barred List checks, and Prohibition from Teaching checks will be required. All school staff have a responsibility to work in accordance with statutory requirements and GDST Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and procedures. The school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures can be found here: https://www.portsmouthhigh.co.uk/policies