Appointments Vacancies

Bursar – Emanuel School

Battersea, South West London

The Governors and Headmaster are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, experienced and business minded individual to make a leading contribution to the school. Reporting to the Headmaster, the Bursar is a critical member of the Senior Management Team and is expected to play a central role in the school’s planning and development strategies.

January 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Emanuel School is a highly successful and leading independent co-educational day school for over 1,000 pupils aged 10-18. The school is located on an attractive, green 12-acre site in Battersea, next to Wandsworth Common.

The Bursar will provide direct leadership to the support staff and ensure the effective management of the School’s non-educational operations. The Governing Body and Senior Management Team have ambitious plans for Emanuel. Phase 1 of an estates Masterplan is due (featuring projects on and off site) for implementation from summer 2022. The school is also exploring other commercial opportunities.

The successful candidate will be an individual of proven senior leadership ability, a strategic thinker and will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 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 : or 07764 185745

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 12th October 2020.

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter, addressed to Mr Markus Jaigirder, Chairman of Governors, which explains their reasons for applying.

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to the Operations Manager (Leadership Appointments), Jonathan Barnes, at:

Jonathan can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383163.

Emanuel School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 12 October 2020 10.00am
  • Preliminary Interviews via Zoom 19 October 2020 -20 October 2020
  • Long List interviews at the School 03 November 2020
  • Short List interviews at the School 13 November 2020