Deputy Bursar, Hook, Hampshire

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Lord Wandsworth CollegeHook, Hampshire
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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Hours: 40 hours per week, over 52 week per year, plus holiday allowance of 28 days per year plus Bank holidays

Benefits: generous annual leave entitlement; free use of College’s sports facilities; lunches provided term-time (on full working days); free parking; eligibility for contributory group medical insurance, death in service cover, contributory group personal pension scheme, childcare vouchers

The role

Lord Wandsworth College seeks an enthusiastic and suitably experienced individual for the post of Director of Operations, also known as the Deputy Bursar (College Operations). To be responsible to the Bursar for controlling the portfolio of support functions and facilities not directly covered by the Deputy Bursar (Estates), Deputy Bursar (Finance) and HR Adviser. 

Key responsibilities will include:

1. Deputise for the Bursar during absences and act as the Deputy Clerk to the Governors.

2. Ensure that the Support operations across the site meets the College’s needs. Oversee continuous improvement in the co-ordination and delivery of the operational support services, liaising with the appropriate members of the SLT.

3.  Plan, organise and oversee the support activities carried out by the operational support staff and liaise proactively with academic colleagues to deliver this.

Qualifications/Skills and Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to cope with business change and in a progressive environment.
  • Have the calmness, diplomacy, sensitivity and flexibility to defuse potentially difficult situations.
  • Have a real passion for improvement and the drive, grip, judgement and vision to deliver it.
  • Demonstrable commitment to treating others fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect.
  • The ideal candidate will be qualified at degree level or have significant relevant commercial experience.

The College

Lord Wandsworth College is an ambitious  and forward-thinking independent, HMC co-educational boarding and day  school of around 600 pupils, aged 11-18.  It enjoys a fine reputation  for its very high standards, pastoral care and superb all-round  education.  This is embodied in our exceptionally wide and high-quality co-curricular programme alongside a passion and drive to be sector leading in Pupil Voice and Character Education.  LWC is a popular school, growing significantly - despite the sector  challenges – in the past decade.  We aim to develop a 'can do, will do'  mindset and to nurture and inspire our learners.  We believe in them and  go the extra mile for them.

LWC is situated in an estate of 1200  acres in a rural area of Hampshire and within the village of Long  Sutton, yet only 15 minutes from Hook / Winchfield stations which are  less than an hour from central London.  The College was founded in the  early twenties to provide an education for children who had lost one or both parents and their time was spent not only in school but also working on the farm which was, and remains, an integral part of the LWC  landscape.  The Lord Wandsworth Foundation still continues to support  about fifty children.  Our Foundationers add a stimulating dimension to  the school’s make-up and the Foundation is central to the ethos of LWC.

The College had an ISI Inspection in 2017 and the report may be read at

The future

LWC is in the middle of an exciting  development programme, involving the investment of well over £20 million  in outstanding facilities through a transformational campus masterplan  focused clearly on teaching and learning.  The whole school is equipped to enable children to bring their own devices and our virtual learning  environment is growing in use.  Most important, though, is the quality of our staff, and their professional development is hugely important to  us.  We hope everyone finds us warm, welcoming, open and really focused on working hard to do the very best we can for all the pupils in our care.

Closing date: Tuesday 20th November  2018

Interviews: Week commencing 26th November 2018

Any enquiries should be addressed to the HR Recruitment & Compliance Coordinator, Rebecca Treadgold, 01256 860296 or

The College is committed to safeguarding  and promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant  will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and  references. We are an equal opportunities employer. Lord Wandsworth  College is a registered charity (Number: 1143359) providing outstanding  caring education for boys and girls since 1912.

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