Girls (3- 18)
St Mary's School, Gerrards Cross

The Governors and Head at St Mary’s School are seeking to appoint an experienced individual to join this dynamic and thriving school as Bursar.


Founded 1872 GSA Day School Girls 3-18


September 2020

The Governors and Head at St Mary’s School are seeking to appoint an experienced individual to join this dynamic and thriving school as Bursar.

The Role

As part of the senior leadership of the School you will report directly to the Head and Chair of Governors.

Candidates will have proven financial managerial experience at a senior level, superb communication and relationship building skills with all stakeholders and demonstrable commercial acumen to expertly manage all of the day-to-day operations and non-academic functions of the school. The ideal candidate has effective time management and organisational skills, commercial awareness, an accountancy qualification and background, and strong IT skills.

Responsibilities include Financial Management and Planning, Estates Management, Catering and Cleaning, Health and Safety, Compliance, IT and General Management and Administration.

Prior experience of working in a school is not a pre-requisite but a tangible interest in, and empathy for, independent education is important.

Additional benefits will include a significant fee discount for children to be educated at St Mary’s School (subject to places being available and all relevant admissions criteria being met). Meals will be provided free of charge during term time hours of work along with access to the fitness suite.

This is a full-time role however we will consider candidates who prefer to work full time during school terms and part time during school holidays. The remuneration package is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The School

St Mary's School is a very special place to work, a place where staff are valued and supported. St Mary’s provides education of the highest quality for every pupil. We offer relatively small class sizes and a strong community ethos. We encourage our staff to achieve their ambitions, as we enable our students to achieve theirs.

St Mary’s is a small school as a matter of choice. We believe in the numerous benefits that come with our size. Investment into keeping class size small, our subject offering wide and our facilities up to date is of paramount importance at St Mary’s.

The school has ambitious plans for the development of its infrastructure and the successful individual will play a key role in developing those plans and driving them forward.

St Mary’s is ideally placed for access to both the M25 and M40, as well as mainline train services to London.

Closing date: Noon Monday 24th August 2020

Interview Date: w/c 24th August 2020

How to apply

The Application Form should be accompanied by a covering letter, addressed to the Headmistress, and emailed to headspa@st-marys.bucks.sch.uk

For further information about the school please see our website www.stmarysschool.co.uk

Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process. St Mary’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its recruitment and selection of job applicants. The school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and be willing to undergo checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further Information


Job Details

  • Location: Buckinghamshire
  • Term: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 24 August 2020
  • Salary: Competitive


School Details

  • Total Pupils: 374 (49 in Sixth Form)