Appointments Vacancies

Bursar – Davenies School

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire


Davenies School is a thriving independent day school for 340 boys aged 4 to 13. The Governors and Headmaster are seeking a highly motivated, dynamic and business-minded senior leader for the position of Bursar.

April 2021 or before

Davenies School is a thriving independent day school for 340 boys aged 4 to 13. Situated in the attractive market town of Beaconsfield, some 30 miles west of Central London, Davenies is the local prep school of choice, with pupil numbers at an all-time high.

The Governors and Headmaster are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic and business-minded individual to the position of Bursar. Reporting to the Headmaster, the Bursar is a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team and plays a vital role in the School’s strategic planning. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the continued success and development of this leading independent school, working as part of a successful senior leadership group and leading and developing a high-performing support team.

The Bursar is responsible for the delivery and efficiency of all support services at Davenies, 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 and will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, together with strong financial and commercial acumen. Existing school Bursar experience is not a pre-requisite.

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

Nina Lambert, Head of Bursar, Marketing and Development Search – or 07764185745

The deadline for applications is 10.00am (GMT) on Thursday 19th November 2020.

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter which explains your reasons for applying. Please address your letter to the Headmaster, Mr Carl Rycroft.

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

Davenies School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo pre-employment checks in accordance with the relevant statutory guidance.  Registered Charity No.313120.


About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 19 November 2020 10:00am (GMT)
  • Preliminary Interviews will take place with RSAcademics via Zoom on either 25 November 2020 or 26 November 2020
  • Longlist interviews will take place at the School 08 December 2020
  • Shortlist interviews will take place at the School 16 December 2020