Bursar, Battle, East Sussex

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Battle Abbey SchoolBattle, East Sussex

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent

The governors of Battle Abbey School welcome applications for the position of School Bursar which becomes available on 1st September 2020 for a comprehensive handover period at the start of the new academic year, on the retirement of the current incumbent.  

Battle Abbey School is a highly successful small family school that seeks to deliver both excellent quality pastoral care and strong academic results while focusing on the individual needs and development of each child.

This is an exciting time for a new Bursar to join our Team.  Over the last decade the School has been through a major period of growth, as well as reinforcing its position within the independent sector in terms of quality and recognition. We have recently approved a Strategic Plan to develop the School over the next ten years and as part of this, have set out key objectives and priorities to maintain our financial security and improve our teaching and pastoral facilities.  The Strategic Plan has prompted us to undertake a wide-ranging space audit and plans are underway to extend our Preparatory School facilities in Bexhill and enhance our boarding facilities in Battle.

We established a trading subsidiary (BAS (Enterprises) Ltd) two years ago.  The Bursar has specific responsibility for income generation and developing opportunities to utilise our estate, especially during holiday periods.  Equally, we are developing our eco-friendly vision and implementing sustainable practices in harmony with the preservation of our historical buildings and grounds.  We are also celebrating the centenary of the School occupying the Battle Abbey site in 2022, and aim to have a diverse programme of events to support this very significant occasion. 

We are looking for a Bursar who will help to maintain this momentum and continue to develop the School whilst upholding its fundamental nature and ethos. We are therefore seeking to appoint a Bursar who will embrace the family feel of the School and its aims and vision, while being an innovative and dynamic member of the Senior Leadership Team and Clerk to the Governors. The successful candidate will therefore be a good communicator and team member with flexibility of mind and approach underpinned by strong interpersonal skills. 

More about Battle Abbey School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior School, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1424 772385
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Battle Abbey School is a mixed, independent day and boarding all-through school for children aged 2-18. It is situated in Battle, East Sussex. 

The school was founded in Bexhill in 1912 as a family-owned boarding school for senior girls. It move...