Bursar

Required for December 2020
Full-time with 5 weeks holiday
Salary: £50,000-£55,000
Closing date: noon, Monday 3 August 2020


The Headmistress and Council of Management at Upton House School are seeking to appoint an experienced individual to join this dynamic and thriving school as Bursar.

Upton House School is a co-educational day school for children aged 2-11 and is located in the heart of Windsor. Teaching is stimulating and forward-thinking and during the Covid19 lockdown Upton House School rapidly switched to online teaching and has offered a very full programme of lessons and support. As a result, it is in even greater demand and recognised as one of the leading prep schools in the area.

As a critical member of the senior leadership team the Bursar will report directly to the Headmistress. The Bursar is also responsible to the Chair of Governors in their role as Clerk to the Governors. Candidates must have proven managerial experience at a senior level, superb communication and relationship building skills at all levels. They must also be able to demonstrate commercial acumen and expert management of the day-to-day operations and non-academic functions of the school.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience of working in a finance role, preferably as Bursar or business manager.
  • An accountancy qualification.
  • Experience of using Microsoft packages.
  • Payroll experience.
  • Excellent ICT skills.
  • Effective time management and organisation skills with ability to be proactive and methodical in their approach.
  • Experience of managing people.
  • Outstanding numeracy/literacy skills and attention to detail.
  • The ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Preferable, but not essential - knowledge of and experience of the education/Independent schools sector.

We are looking for an individual who is a team player with enthusiasm, a sense of humour and a willingness to roll their sleeves up when necessary.

The job description and application form can be downloaded from the school website www.uptonhouse.org.uk/discover-upton-house/vacancies 

Closing date: Monday 3rd August 2020, 12 noon with first and second interviews being held at the School on Monday 10th and
Thursday 13th August 2020 respectively.

Upton House School, Windsor
Independent Co-Educational EYFS, Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory School 


Upton House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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Upton House School
115 St Leonard's Road
Windsor
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