Gap Year Assistant

Oxford High School for Girls GDSTOxfordshire

The role:

Oxford High Preparatory School is seeking enthusiastic and committed school leavers to be a member of a vibrant school community. 

You will be an integral part of the team working with fantastic children and staff at the Prep School. You will have a timetable that consists of daily duties, assisting in the classroom as well as contributing to the logistical demands of a school day. 

We are keen to make use of your interests and skills be they sport, the arts or sciences although you may prefer to simply immerse yourself into the wide range of activities and events that take place on a daily basis. Those who have previously worked at the school as gap year assistants have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are often very sad to leave.

This is a very fulfilling job which enables you to work with fun and engaging children and is excellent on a CV. This would also be highly recommended to anyone who might be considering a career in education. 

There are also opportunities to assist with after school duties, which would be paid as an additional responsibility. 

This role will be offered on a Fixed Term Contract basis up to 15 July 2022.

About Oxford High School

Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education.

Today, Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work: our girls are highly motivated and ambitious, supportive yet self-aware. From our youngest Reception pupils through to our longest-serving members of staff, there is a real sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community.

As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.


As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:

• Competitive salaries and pay progression

• Access to extensive professional development opportunities

• Training grants for qualifications

• Generous pension schemes

• Free life assurance benefit

• Free school lunches

• 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 the apply button.

Closing date: Friday 19th February 2021 at 9am.

Interviews: To be confirmed.

Oxford High School and 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.

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