St Peter’s College is a mix of the old and new. Founded in 1929, the College is the youngest college within the old city boundaries. The medieval city walls border the modern student bar, glorious stone Georgian architecture from the 1790s rubs shoulders with bold modernism, and there is a handsome range of brick buildings too.
Known for its international, social and intellectual vitality, St Peter’s is an informal, warm and tolerant community where tradition matters but is not as dominant as in some of the older colleges. Located in the heart of the city, the College fizzes with energy and creativity. It is a distinguished and diverse academic community comprising around 550 undergraduates and graduate students and 85 non-teaching staff. The college is governed by c.35 Fellows who make up the Governing Body under the chairmanship of the Master. The Governing Body now seeks to appoint a Bursar to play a central role in ensuring the smooth running of the College, with overall responsibility for the administration of the non-academic side of the College and its entire estate. As a Fellow and member of the Governing Body, the Bursar will take the lead in developing the College’s financial and human resources strategy and the management and care of its assets and estate.
- Responsible to the Governing Body and Master for the oversight and control of the finances of the College and management of its investments.
- Responsible for maintaining and developing the College’s physical fabric, assets, properties and human resources.
- Representative role working on College matters with the University, counterparts in other colleges and wider stakeholders.
- High intellectual capacity and success in management roles, demonstrating a flexible and sensitive management style.
- Strong financial acumen and likely to have significant financial experience.
- A strategic mind with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, together with a consensual and collaborative nature, comfortable working with academic colleagues and students.
- A clear commitment to, and affinity with, the culture and objectives of St Peter’s as an academic community.
Further information on St Peter’s College can be found at www.spc.ox.ac.uk
A candidate brief can be downloaded from the website by clicking on Apply.
Closing date for applications is Friday 6th July 2018.