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Director of Finance and Operations – Badminton School

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

September 2021 or before

Badminton School is a thriving independent day and boarding school of more than 500 girls aged 3-18. The School is set in 14 acres of beautifully maintained grounds in Westbury-on-Trym on the leafy outskirts of the University City of Bristol.

The Headmistress and Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic and business minded individual to become the new Director of Finance and Operations (DFO). This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role, in partnership with the Headmistress and wider leadership group, in mapping out and implementing the next chapter of success and growth for this ambitious and energetic School.

The DFO is responsible for the delivery and efficiency of all support services at Badminton, 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 leadership ability; a strategic thinker, innovative and highly practical, displaying resilience and tenacity in equal measure, he or she will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Exceptional financial acumen and robust commercial judgement will be essential. Prior 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: NinaLambert@rsacademics.com or call her on 07764 185745

The closing date for applications is 10.00am GMT on Monday 8th February 2021.

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter addressed to the Headmistress, Mrs Rebecca Tear, which explains your reasons for applying.

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

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Monday 8th February 2021.

Badminton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks in accordance with the relevant statutory guidance, including an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, proof of identity and qualifications, and a satisfactory medical report.

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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 08 February 2021 10:00am (GMT)
  • Preliminary interviews will take place with RSAcademics via Microsoft Teams on 12 February 2021, 15 February 2021 or 16 February 2021
  • Longlist interviews 01 March 2021
  • Shortlist interviews 12 March 2021
  • Please note that arrangements for longlist and shortlist interviews are subject to compliance with prevailing COVID-19 restrictions