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Bursar – Mayfield School

East Sussex

The Governors invite applications for the post of Bursar and Clerk to the Governors on the retirement of the current Bursar at the end of December 2019.

Required for December 2019

Catholic Independent Boarding & Day School for girls (11-18 years)

Mayfield School is a leading Catholic independent boarding and day school for some 400 girls aged 11-18, situated in the East Sussex countryside, less than 50 miles from London and 40 minutes from Gatwick. Described by the Independent Schools Inspectorate as “outstanding” and by Country Life as “one of the finest schools in the land”, this is a unique opportunity to join a forward-thinking leadership team where you will enjoy being part of a strong community and dynamic school.

You will be a highly-motivated individual, innovative and business minded. As a critical member of the school’s Senior Management Team with responsibility for the financial, operational and business aspects of the school, you will have strong financial acumen although an accounting qualification is not essential. Being of the Catholic faith is not a requirement although you will be expected to have strong empathy with the core values of this warm and welcoming community.

The successful applicant will be a strong communicator, a strategic and commercial thinker with a proven track record of financial and project management and effective leadership of teams. The Governors will welcome applicants from both educational and non-educational backgrounds.

The post is available from December 2019, and it is hoped that a meaningful period of handover will be possible 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 22nd May 2019.

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically, along with a covering letter which should be addressed to the Headmistress, Miss Antonia Beary.

Please email your completed application form and letter, both as PDF files please, to our Project Co-ordinator, Jonathan Barnes, at:

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Mayfield School is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 22 May 2019 10.00 am
  • Preliminary Interviews 03 June 2019 -04 June 2019
  • Long List interviews at Mayfield School 19 June 2019
  • Short List interviews at Mayfield School 26 June 2019