This is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in the continuing strategic success of a vibrant School where girls flourish academically, creatively, physically and morally.
St George’s is a thriving independent boarding and day school, educating approximately 270 girls, based in a beautiful, leafy, 30-acre site within a short walk of Ascot High Street and approximately 25 miles from central London. The School has a welcoming ethos, with a focus on developing girls to reach their highest potential in whichever pursuit they choose, sitting in the top 4.5% of schools in the UK for value added in public exams. With a newly opened 25m, six lane swimming pool complimenting existing facilities, renowned catering, and excellent teaching and support staff, St George’s is facing the new decade with confidence.
St George’s is now seeking a Bursar who will provide outstanding leadership to the School’s support staff while being a vital, strategic voice on the Senior Leadership Team. Working closely with the Headmistress, and supporting and advising the Governors, the new Bursar will work to deliver the School’s overarching strategy, while managing the day-to-day operation of the School. The successful candidate will lead and shape a sizeable team of people across the finance, IT, HR and operations functions, as well as working closely with those on the teaching and pastoral side of the school.
The Headmistress and Governors are seeking a candidate with a breadth of experience, capable of providing inspiring leadership to a diverse team. Candidates will have significant management and strategy experience, not necessarily gained in a school context but certainly within a complex organisation with numerous stakeholders. They will have strong financial management credentials, drive and determination to deliver innovative solutions, and excellent communication skills underpinned by empathy, flexibility and a collaborative approach.
St George’s School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children at the School. Therefore, this appointment will be subject to a successful disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to St George’s School, Ascot on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference FAIADA. Applications should be received by noon on 27 January 2020.