Set in 26 acres of beautiful parkland in Cobham, Notre Dame School nestles in a picturesque 18th century mansion beside the River Mole. Notre Dame is a Catholic School and is a Foundation of the Company of Mary Our Lady with an ethos shaped by the life and work of St Jeanne de Lestonnac. Despite the tranquil setting Notre Dame School is a hive of activity, with over 600 children and teachers working hard in the important business of education. The school has an enviable reputation for the highest academic standards and a progressive, holistic, academic education that is underpinned by over 400 years of international educational tradition in 30 countries. Established in England in 1937, the school has always had the philosophy that the greatest success comes from knowing how to learn and how to ask the right questions; training pupils to take an active role in reaching and exceeding early expectations. From the vibrant Nursery to the exciting Sixth Form, tomorrow's professionals acquire the skills, knowledge and qualifications that give them the best possible start in life.
Function of the Post
- To provide high quality personal and professional support to the Bursar and Clerk to the Governors to enable the Bursar to focus maximum time on strategic Senior Leadership role across a range of functions crucial to the success and long-term sustainability of this unique highly successful independent school.
Bursar and Clerk to the Governors:
- The roles of Bursar and Clerk to the Governors are two busy roles entrusted to one individual. The Bursar is a member of the School’s Executive Team and is accountable to the Chair of Governors and the Heads of the Prep and Senior Schools for the strategic planning and commercial running of the school, the long term financial wellbeing and sustainability of the school and ensuring that all resources are utilised to maximum effect.
- Monitor all school policies and procedures, maintaining a log of when they are due for renewal.
- Check the list of policies required by the ISI, keeping up to date with any changes.
- Upload all policies required by the ISI to their portal at the start of each academic year.
- Attend compliance training from the ISI.Liaise with relevant members of staff across the school to ensure policies and procedures are updated in a timely fashion.
- Ensure all policies on the website and Firefly are the current versions.
- Champion and spread awareness of school policies and promote the observation of practices and procedures designed to ensure compliance.
- Oversee the Single Central Register and check it half-termly.
- Monitor fire risk assessments and Health & Safety compliance checks.
- Prepare reports on compliance for the Executive Team and Governors as required.
Closing Date: 9am on Monday 10th December 2018
Interviews: Thursday 13th December 2018
Start date: January 2019
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by senior members of the School and take a tour of the school.
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. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The School is an equal opportunities employer and is fully committed to a policy of treating all its employees and job applicants equally and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, sex or marital status.