Estates Bursar, Reading

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St Joseph's CollegeReading

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Start date: For an immediate start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The College has its own salary scale and starting salaries are dependent on experience and qualifications
Contract term: Permanent

The College has experienced significant planned growth in the pupil roll over the last few years and as part of the strategic plan Governors are continuing to invest in the facilities and staff. As a consequence an exciting opportunity has now arisen within the College and we are seeking to appoint a self-motivated Estates Bursar. 

The Estates Bursar’s overall responsibility is to provide effective and efficient management of the estate and facilities of the College so as to provide staff, pupils, parents and visitors with facilities and services of the highest possible standards within budgetary constraints.

The Estates Bursar will have a high profile around the College. The duties will require liaison with members of the College management, teachers, non-teaching staff and pupils, including committee work. It will require strong inter-personal skills and the ability to interact with many different types of people.

The Estates Bursar will be a member of the College Leadership Team.

Dynamic, committed and organised, ideally you will have experience in a similar role.

In fulfilling the requirements of the post, the Estates Bursar should demonstrate essential professional characteristics, and in particular will:

  • Inspire trust and confidence in colleagues, pupils, parents and visitors.
  • Build team commitment with colleagues.
  • Demonstrate practical skills and innovation to improve College facilities and practices.
  • Contribute to the College improvement/development planning and promote the priorities of the  College Development Plan.
  • Contribute to the development and/or implementation of College policies.
  • Participate in the performance development process to enhance professional practice in line with the College aspirations and priorities.
  • Uphold the values and mission of St Joseph’s College.
  • Promote the wider aspirations and values of the College.

The post is for 52 working weeks, with 5.6 weeks holiday per annum including public and bank holidays. There is the possibility of a small number of weekend and evening commitments during the course of the school year, which form part of the total working time included above.

The post holder will receive a negotiated salary, depending on experience and qualifications. The school has a pension scheme in operation.

The College seeks to be a school which places an emphasis on providing an all-round education: academic, pastoral, social and spiritual, where pupils develop the attributes of commitment, collaboration, confidence and communication through the various aspects of school life.

We are an open and friendly school, committed to the professional development of all of our staff.

The recent development of the College has led it to receive a number of national awards including the TES Independent School of the Year award 2015/16.

You will be fully supportive of the College Catholic tradition and expected to contribute to the full life of the School.

For further details about the College and the vacancy please visit our website or contact

Applicants need to complete the support staff application form, available on the website, and return it together with a covering letter to

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Noon, Monday 30 April 2018

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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More about St Joseph's College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 64 Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5JT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 966 1000
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St Joseph’s College, Reading

Situated in the heart of Reading, St Joseph’s College is the leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 in Berkshire. Last November it was named Independent School of the Year and in July it won the Out...