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Bursar and Clerk to the Governors – Old Vicarage School

Richmond, Surrey

The Old Vicarage School is a thriving independent preparatory school for up to 240 girls aged 3-11. The school is situated in a quiet residential area of Richmond and occupies a beautiful Grade 2* listed building on Richmond Hill. The newly-opened pre-school, Little Vic, is located in the Vineyard Life Church some 200 metres away.

The Governors and the Head are now seeking to appoint a highly-motivated and dynamic individual with a strong financial and commercial background to join the Senior Management Team as the next Bursar.  This is a key role in this highly regarded independent school with responsibility for the business, financial and operational administration of the school.

Reporting to the Head, the successful applicant will have a proven track record of effective senior leadership and the control and management of projects. Candidates for the post will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be commercially astute, and will possess exceptional financial acumen. Working closely with the Head and the Governors, the Bursar will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the school.

Prior experience of working in a school is not required but a genuine interest in and empathy for education is essential.

The salary will be dependent on the experience of the successful candidate but will be highly competitive and commensurate with the importance of the post within the school.

The post is available from April 2020, but the actual start date is flexible for the successful candidate.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Nina Lambert to arrange a confidential discussion about the role: or call her on 07764 185745

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Wednesday 5th February 2020.

Candidates should complete the application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a short covering letter which explains your reasons for applying and how you meet the requirements of the role. Please address your letter to the Head, Mrs Gillian Linthwaite.

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to the Project Co-ordinator, Celia Thomas-Emberson, at Celia can also be reached by calling the Head Office on 01858 383163.

Old Vicarage 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 Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 05 February 2020 10am
  • Long List Interviews 11 February 2020
  • Short List Interviews 24 February 2020