Bursar and Clerk to the Governors – Homefield Preparatory School

Surrey

Homefield Preparatory School is a thriving independent day school for 350 boys aged 4-13 years.

Salary: In the region of £70-£80,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience

Located in a quiet residential area of the London Borough of Sutton, the school benefits from easy access to Central London as well as the beautiful Surrey countryside. For decades, the school has been renowned for its family atmosphere, small class sizes, and fulfilment of individual potential and academic success.

The Headmaster and Governors are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated, experienced and strategically focussed individual to become the new Bursar and Clerk to the Governors. The school is financially secure and has invested some £8 million in an exciting three-phase building project which is due for completion by September 2022. Pupil numbers have remained consistently healthy and are projected to continue to grow. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, proactive and dynamic individual to join the Senior Leadership Team and play a pivotal role in the ongoing strategic development of the school.

Reporting to the Headmaster, the Bursar is responsible for the delivery and efficiency of all support services at Homefield, as well as making a leading contribution to the school’s strategic direction and fulfilling the role of Clerk to the Governors. Areas of responsibility include finance, HR, estates, facilities, procurement, risk management and the generation of non-fee income.

The successful candidate will be an individual of proven senior leadership ability; a strategic thinker, innovative and collaborative by nature, displaying agile and flexible planning skills and possessing outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Exceptional financial acumen and robust commercial judgement will be essential. Prior school bursar experience is not a pre-requisite.

Interested candidates are warmly invited to contact Nina Lambert to arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role: NinaLambert@RSAcademics.com

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Thursday 3rd February 2022

To apply, candidates should complete an application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a letter of application. Please click the “Apply Now” link on the right side of this page. You will be taken to our online portal where you will be able to download an application form. Please follow the instructions provided to complete your application.

Letters of application are to be maximum of two pages and should outline the attraction of this position and why candidates feel their experience, skills and personal qualities qualify them for the role. Please address your letter to Mr John Towers, Headmaster.

Should you have any queries relating to submitting your application, please contact Julia Coffey, Project Coordinator, at applications@rsacademics.com. Julia can also be reached by calling 01858 383163.

Homefield Preparatory School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 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 post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are detailed in the candidate information brochure.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Key Dates

Deadline for applications

03/02/2022 10:00am (UK)

Preliminary interviews will take place with RSAcademics via Microsoft Teams on 8 February 2022 or 9 February 2022

Longlist interviews

21/02/2022

Shortlist interviews

04/03/2022