Working at LGGS

Living and working in Lancaster 

Lancaster is one of England’s heritage cities. It is a vibrant, independent city with a great deal to offer.

It is the base for two universities, which contribute significantly to the city’s lively and inclusive ethos. The universities, the hospital, the RLI, and major players in the food production industry, such as Warburtons, provide a range of employment opportunities in Lancaster.

Lancaster has an established arts scene which constantly provides a range of cultural activities throughout the year; Lancaster hosts a number of lively festivals including Lancaster Music Festival, Highest Point and the Jazz Festival. Other events such as the annual Literature Festival, Light up Lancaster light festival, and Lancaster Chinese New Year Festival make the city a fun and vibrant place to live.

Lancaster is easily reached from all over the UK. Just over two hours from London and Edinburgh on the West Coast Line, Lancaster is well served by main line rail. The M6 motorway provides quick and convenient car travel to the length of the country. 

Employee Benefits 

Employees of Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School benefit from: 

  • Ongoing professional development
  • National contractual terms and pay: LGGS adopts the national School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions (‘Burgundy Book’) for teaching staff, and the National Joint Council (NJC ‘Green Book’) terms for support staff 
  • Enhanced occupational maternity/ paternity/ adoption leave allowances 
  • Access to pro-active health and wellbeing promotion schemes 
  • Employee Assistance Schemes including access to advice and counselling 
  • Occupational health support such as physiotherapy 
  • Retail discounts via BlackHawk Extras 
  • Cycle-to-work purchasing scheme and secure cycle storage on-site 
  • On-site gym with discounted membership rate