Bursar/Strategic Business Leader, Kingston upon Thames

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Rokeby SchoolKingston upon Thames

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Start date: June 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: According to Rokeby pay scale
Contract term: Permanent

Would you like the opportunity to join the senior leadership team of an outstanding all boys preparatory school with nearly 400 pupils?  Rokeby School is a happy, thriving and oversubscribed school that is in a strong place in the independent sector.  Our boys go on to a range of excellent senior schools, many known nationally. 

If this is an environment in which you feel you can also thrive and be a primary player in ensuring the success and continued high performance of the school, we would like to hear from you.

The school is situated in a beautiful location at Kingston Vale close to Richmond Park and the River Thames, within a house originally owned by the Galsworthy family, as well as impressive recently built modern architecture buildings.  Rokeby also has its own sports facilities in Old Malden.

The Governors and Headmaster wish to appoint a dynamic Bursar/Strategic Business Leader who has the necessary drive and motivation, as well as vision to play a key role in providing leadership and setting the school’s strategy and long term plans. You will be expected to help plan for the school’s future, especially in the financial and operational arena, and to provide information on the school’s current financial health and future trends and projections. The Bursar is a key component of the school’s leadership and under the guidance of the Head, is responsible for ensuring the continued financial success of the school as a business and charity. 

You will also be responsible for the non-academic operation of the school. In this role you will be able to inspire and lead a team of administrative and support staff of the school to ensure the administrative structure of the school supports its needs.  

The Bursar/Strategic Business Leader will be a key member of the school’s executive staff with considerable responsibility and authority. You will be working alongside the school’s Deputy Heads (Pastoral/Operational and Academic) to ensure the school’s business development and service is of the highest quality and is able to face the future with excitement and strength. The role would suit someone who has a strong grasp of the operational management of a busy organisation but who is also able to develop the school as a business and offer high quality support and service to boys, staff and parents. 

This role may also include Clerk to the Governors.

You may have come from another school, or from industry or public services. Regardless, if you have a strong track record and are keen to be an intrinsic part of a leadership team for a 4-13 school, this is the post for you.

Salary according to Rokeby pay scale, with outstanding training and CPD opportunities available.

Closing date: 12 Noon on Monday, 18 March 2019    

First round interviews week beginning 25 March, second round interviews week beginning 1 April.

If you are interested in applying for this role please download the Information Pack and an Application form. If you would like any further information, please contact vacancies@rokeby.org.uk. Visits to the school prior to interview are welcomed.

Rokeby School, George Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7PB Telephone: 020 8942 2247

Rokeby is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

Registered Charity No: 312653

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More about Rokeby School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 4 - 13 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: George Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7PB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8942 2247
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