Director of Finance and Operations, Hertfordshire

Closing date:

Royal Masonic School for GirlsHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: Start date – no later than Easter 2020.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent



Attractive package, including fee remission

Start date – no later than Easter 2020.

RMS is a leading independent girls’ day/boarding School with 1000+ day and boarding pupils aged 2 to 18, over 300 teaching and support staff and situated on a 200-acre parkland site near Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire. This is a unique school where they combine dynamic teaching and learning with traditional expectations that are rooted in a long and proud history.  RMS is committed to educating young women to be creative, enthusiastic and generous contributors to an ever-changing world. 

RMS for Girls seeks to appoint a Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) on the retirement of their current Bursar.  The Board and Headmaster wish to attract candidates who will be able to contribute to strategy development, financial oversight and the effective running of this £16m turnover school. As DFO, you will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and provide specific leadership on all non-teaching related aspects of the School, with Compliance, Estates, Finance, H&S, HR, IT and Operations reporting to you. It is also anticipated, in due course, that the DFO will assume clerking responsibilities in support of the effective working of the Board.

Candidates need to demonstrate strong financial capabilities, have experience of multi-functional teams and be a strong team player.  The school is poised to move into a new phase of its existence, so experience of managing change will be important.  It is also critical that the person is commercially minded and can contribute to a process of future-proofing the School in the face of growing cost pressures in the sector.  RMS is welcoming, supportive and vibrant, and it will be key that this person enjoys working in close-knit communities and is motivated by the idea of working in an environment where the girls’ education, wellbeing and development is at the heart of all that is done. 

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school website,  and social media accounts for more information about the thriving school, and its exceptionally rich curriculum and inclusive community spirit.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to The Royal Masonic School for Girls on this appointment.  

For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit  using reference GAIIB. 

 Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

 Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 14 August 2019.

The Royal Masonic School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be asked to apply for enhanced disclosure.

The Royal Masonic School for Girls is an equal opportunities employer.

The Royal Masonic School for Girls is a Private Limited Company, Registered No 1339867 England, Registered Charity No 276784.

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More about Royal Masonic School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Rickmansworth Park, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 4HF, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1923 773168
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The Royal Masonic School for Girls is an independent school located on a 316-acre site in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Providing places to both boarding and day pupils, the school is an all-through institution educating pupils aged 2-18.