A member of the GEMS group of schools and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) Ecole des Roches is one of the oldest, most prestigious and well-established independent boarding schools in France.
With over 300 pupils (6-18) and 165 staff the School, which is set on a spectacular 50 hectare campus one hour from central Paris, is experiencing significant growth and has recently embarked on a major multi-million euro building programme. Construction of a new 6 million euro Dining Hall is scheduled to be completed in August 2018, to be followed shortly thereafter by the build of a state-of-the-art Teaching Centre (the plans for which are already in the final stages) and ultimately world-class facilities for Sport and the Visual and Performing Arts. The boarding houses have undergone a dramatic programme of refurbishment to the very highest standards.
Academic results at French Baccalaureate level are outstanding and are available to view on the School’s website. On average 65% of students were awarded the French Baccalaureate with Distinction. Of those who followed the Literature Stream 85% attained their award with Distinction. The first cohort of IB Diploma students will sit their exams next Summer and from 2018 the Diploma will, subject to demand, be offered in English as well as French. There is an extensive extra-curricular programme including horse-riding and flying.
The majority of Ecole des Roches students take up places at leading universities and higher education institutions in France and around the world including the Université Paris-Dauphine, the Lycée Henri IV Paris, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, the University of Georgia in the USA, the Hult Business School in the USA and Regent’s University, London. 2017 saw the first IB Diploma candidate invited to pre-interview for a place at Oxford University.
The School is looking to appoint an outstanding fluent French and English speaking Bursar/Finance Director from September 2018 to join the Senior Leadership Team and manage all aspects of the financial, HR, estate management (including capital projects) and domestic operations of the School. The successful candidate, who will report directly to the Director General, will have considerable experience of financial management and strategic planning and be familiar with accounting processes in Continental Europe. Experience of working in financial management in the education sector is highly desirable.
Candidates should be flexible, hold a relevant accounting degree and be prepared to participate fully in the life of the School. An understanding of English and French language, both written and spoken, is essential. The School has its own competitive salary scale and a highly dedicated staff team.
Applications with a covering letter addressed to the Director General and a CV of no more than three pages should be sent as soon as possible and no later than Friday 13th of July 2018 to the Director General at firstname.lastname@example.org from whom a job description and further information can be obtained. You are kindly asked to enter “Bursar/Finance Director” as the subject of your email. Information about the School can be found at www.ecoledesroches.com