Bursar, Oxfordshire

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Our Lady's AbingdonOxfordshire

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Start date: By agreement
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Role

Working closely with the Principal, Mr Stephen Oliver and the Chairman of Governors, Mr Edward McCabe, the Bursar plays a pivotal role within our thriving co-educational day school. The post holder has responsibility for the management of finances and property, acts as Clerk to the Governors and oversees non-teaching staff and contractors. 

The successful candidate will have strong financial and organisational skills and an appreciation of the legal and regulatory framework within which schools operate. Experience of managing both staff and facilities are essential. The Bursar is directly responsible and accountable to the Principal and through him to the Governing Body.

Main Responsibilities

Management of all the school’s financial and domestic matters, including catering, transport and facilities. 

Management of external contractors and oversight of a team of non-teaching support staff.

Administration and oversight of building projects, repairs and maintenance.

Ensuring that the school is fully compliant with all relevant legislation and regulations and keeping up to date with such. 

Taking an active role as part of the Leadership Team; able to contribute to the school’s strategic vision.

To act as Clerk to the Governing Body.

For more detailed information please see the attached Applicant Information Pack and visit the school website www.olab.org.uk.


The school is located in Abingdon-on-Thames, an historic market town situated eight miles to the south of Oxford with its world renowned reputation as a centre of academic excellence. The town has a lively community and has undergone recent development to upgrade the central shopping area. There are a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars situated a just few minutes walk away from the river and gardens of Abbey Meadows. The town supports a mixed and international community and has excellent bus links to Oxford which is just a 15 minute ride away and provides a wealth of social and cultural opportunities.

How to apply: 

Applications should be made via the on-line application form which is available below. Please ensure that you complete the form in full leaving no gaps in your employment history.  In the interests of fairer and safer recruiting we are unable to accept CV applications. Should you require any further information please contact the Principal's PA, Mrs Julie Braley, at principalspa@olab.org.uk or by calling 01235 524658.

Application deadline: 12.00 noon, Wednesday 7th February 2018

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 20 February 

Further details can be found on the school website at www.olab.org.uk 

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More about Our Lady's Abingdon
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Senior School, Radley Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3PS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1235 524658
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