Bursar, Gloucester

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The King's SchoolGloucester

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Start date: Easter 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent


The Governors of The King's School, Gloucester seek to appoint a full time Bursar from Easter 2019, following the retirement of Ms Jacqui Millar after seven years of outstanding service to the School. The King's School is strongly positioned in a vibrant educational region. The School recently celebrated its 475th anniversary, the School roll (605 pupils aged 3-18) is at a historic high, a new Head was appointed in September 2017 and a 5 year Strategic Development Plan outlines the priorities for the School from 2018 - 2023. The new Bursar will therefore join a thriving School community and Senior Management Team at a very exciting time in the School's history.

Job Description

The Bursar reports to the Headmaster for all day-to-day matters, and is accountable to the Governing Body, via the Chair of Governors, for the effective conduct of financial affairs, sound business management and administration, and the material state of the premises. 

The successful candidate will be someone who is confident, has the ability to work under pressure, has the highest level of integrity and confidentiality and can meet deadlines in a very busy School office. 

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience 

Applicants should have considerable financial and managerial experience with a hands-on approach. They should be computer literate, have excellent communication skills at all levels, and be keen to take a full part in all activities of the School’s communities. 

A professional qualification to degree level whilst not essential, would be an advantage. An affinity with the world of education, the aims of the School and an enjoyment of working collaboratively with others, are seen as vital. 


Candidates should apply by completing the application form and a letter of application. A CV is not required. Applications should be addressed to: 

The Headmaster, The King’s School, Gloucester, GL1 2BG. 

Closing date is Monday 17th September at 12 noon, with interviews taking place on:

· Screening Telephone Interviews 4th/5th October 2018

· Long List interviews 1st November 2018

· Short List Interviews 8th November 2018

For further information contact Mrs Karen Woodcock by e-mail: k.woodcock@thekingsSchool.co.uk

Website: www.thekingsSchool.co.uk

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More about The King's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Pitt Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2BG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1452 337 337
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