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Job details
Employer Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School
Location Bedford
Salary Up to £40,000 depending on qualifications and experience plus excellent benefits
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Pilgrims Pre Preparatory in Bedford is an outstanding school with a reputation built upon inspiring teaching and unrivalled facilities. The school is now looking to recruit a Finance and Operations Manager to join the Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will use their commercial acumen and financial management skills to make a significant contribution to the school’s long term strategy and direction. With a broad remit, encompassing the management of the finance, IT, site maintenance and catering teams, this is an exciting opportunity for someone who is keen to develop their leadership skills and who can bring to the role the vitality and enthusiasm required to support the provision of exceptional education. 

Working with a truly committed team in an energetic and fun environment, the Finance and Operations Manager also acts as Clerk to the school’s Committee of Governors and works closely with the Harpur Trust’s finance and HR teams. 

A financial qualification is essential, as are the confidence and capability in handling budgets, projections and purchasing. An understanding of the independent school sector is desirable but, above all else, a keen interest in education and strong commercial knowledge are central to the role.

Excellent benefits are offered including generous pension and life assurance schemes, healthcare provision and 25 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

An application pack with detailed job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website under School Life/Careers or requested by email from

Completed applications should either be sent to Mrs Barbara Courtney, PA to Headteacher, Pilgrims Pre Prep, Brickhill Drive, Bedford MK41 7QZ or emailed to the above address.

Closing date for applications is Friday 2 June 2017

Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and any other safeguarding checks deemed necessary by the school.