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Director of Finance and Resources – The Pilgrims’ School

Winchester, Hampshire


This is an exceptional opportunity to join this successful and ambitious school at an exciting time in its future development. 

The Governors invite applications for the post of Director of Finance & Resources at this prestigious prep school in the heart of Winchester.

Pilgrims’ is the Cathedral School for 265 boys, including 95 boarders, and is the Choir School for the Winchester Cathedral Choristers and the Winchester College Quiristers.

Located in Winchester Cathedral Close and next to Winchester College, Pilgrims’ offers outstanding education for boys aged 4 – 13 years.  It has a proud tradition of the highest standards in music and sport, a challenging and successful academic programme, a strong boarding community, an extensive range of clubs and activities and above all, a caring and happy atmosphere in which each boy is known and valued for his individuality.

The Director of Finance & Resources will play a crucial leadership role in the School and will work alongside the new Head in supporting the unique qualities of the School and the education it offers.  The postholder will also act as Clerk to the Governors and have oversight of the School’s operational and estates management.

Reporting to the Head, the successful candidate will have a proven track record of leadership success in managing finance, people and resources, be able to manage change and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as experience with IT.  The successful candidate will possess exceptional financial acumen, be commercially astute and have a strong empathy for education.

The salary will be dependent on the experience of the successful candidate but will be highly competitive and will include significant benefits, including discounted school fees.

The post is available from April 2020, but the actual start date is flexible 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 Thursday 28th November 2019

The Pilgrims’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and a medical.

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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Deadline for Applications 28 November 2019 10.00am
  • Preliminary telephone interviews with RSAcademics 05 December 2019 -06 December 2019
  • First round interviews at the School 09 January 2020
  • Final round interviews at the School 23 January 2020