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Bursar and Clerk to the Governors – Twyford School

Winchester, Hampshire


The Governors invite applications for the post of Bursar and Clerk to the Governors. This is a particularly exciting time to join Twyford with the arrival of the new Head, Andrew Harvey, in September 2020.

Start date – January 2021 or before

Twyford School is a successful co-educational, independent day and boarding prep school for pupils aged two to thirteen. Situated in the village of Twyford, near Winchester, the School is set within a truly enviable position of 23 acres of mature grounds, with a beautiful Queen Anne country house as its centrepiece. Surrounded by stunning Hampshire countryside, the School prides itself on being one of the oldest prep schools in the country.

Twyford is a prestigious and ambitious school with healthy financials and plans to develop and enhance its reputation as one of the leading prep schools in the country. The new Bursar will relish this exceptional opportunity to work alongside the new Head in taking the School into the next chapter of its development.

Reporting to the Head, the Bursar is a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team and he/she also acts as Clerk to the Governors. The role holder will be expected to manage the commercial and business aspects of the School and establish highly effective, collaborative relationships with Governors and colleagues at all levels. They will work closely with the new Head to drive the School’s development plan.

The successful candidate will be an individual of proven leadership ability, a strategic thinker and will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Exceptional financial acumen and robust commercial judgement will be essential.

Previous experience as a school bursar would be of benefit but is not essential and applications are encouraged from candidates with commercial, charitable, private-sector and public-sector backgrounds.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange a confidential discussion about the role:

Nina Lambert: or call her on 07764 185745

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Wednesday 5th August 2020

Twyford School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo our safer recruitment checks and child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

Twyford School is an equal opportunity employer.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 05 August 2020 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews via Zoom 24 August 2020 -25 August 2020
  • Long list interviews at the School 08 September 2020
  • Final interviews at the School 17 September 2020