Bursar, East Sussex

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Mayfield SchoolEast Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: From December 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: We offer excellent working conditions in an outstanding environment and an attractive salary package, on Mayfield’s own pay scale, which will reflect the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors invite applications for the post of Bursar and Clerk to the Governors on the retirement of the current Bursar at the end of December 2019.

Mayfield School is a leading Catholic independent boarding and day School for some 400 girls aged 11-18, situated in the East Sussex countryside, less than 50 miles from London and 40 minutes from Gatwick.  Described by the Independent Schools Inspectorate as "outstanding" and by Country Life as "one of the finest schools in the land", this is a unique opportunity to join a forward-thinking leadership team where you will enjoy being part of a strong community and dynamic School.

You will be a highly-motivated individual, innovative and business minded. As a critical member of the School’s Senior Management Team with responsibility for the financial, operational and business aspects of the School, you will have strong financial acumen although an accounting qualification is not essential. Being of the Catholic faith is not a requirement although you will be expected to have strong empathy with the core values of this warm and welcoming community. 

The successful applicant will be a strong communicator, a strategic and commercial thinker with a proven track record of financial and project management and effective leadership of teams.  The Governors will welcome applicants from both educational and non-educational backgrounds. 

The post is available from December 2019, and it is hoped that a meaningful period of handover will be possible for the successful candidate.

Further information about the role and details of how to apply can be found at https://www.rsacademics.com/vacancies/bursar-mayfield-school 

Interested candidates are invited to contact Nina Lambert to arrange a confidential discussion about the role: NinaLambert@rsacademics.com or call her on 07764 185745.

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Wednesday 22nd May 2019. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Mayfield School is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



More about Mayfield School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: The Old Palace, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6PH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1435 874600
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At Mayfield School we aim to educate the student’s mind, soul, heart and body in partnership with parents, so that each individual may develop: inner confidence, an unshakeable framework of spiritual values, strong moral principles, a deep capacity f...