This is an opportunity for an inspirational leader to be involved in the development and implementation of an ambitious strategy during a time of change in our sector. We are seeking a Bursar capable of combining outstanding strategic and operational leadership with proactive commercial instincts in order to play a key role in the College’s continued success.
Founded in 1843, Marlborough College is the largest co-educational full boarding school in the UK with 999 pupils, aged 13 to 18 years. The College is academically ambitious, offering a contemporary, challenging and enriching education where service to others is of profound importance. The College offers a fast paced, contemporary academic education that is inclusive and diverse. It is proud of its Anglican heritage and is situated in an historically important setting at the western end of the Wiltshire market town of Marlborough. It occupies 286 acres of stunning and significant landscape.
The Bursar will be a leading voice in the Senior Management Team, supporting the Master on a wide range of issues from the day-to-day to the implementation of the long-term vision. Encompassing responsibilities ranging from the future strategy, to ensuring best-in-class infrastructure and IT, to engaging with College stakeholders including parents and the local community. The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader with a track record of success in their chosen field and will be intellectually capable and curious with the gravitas to operate at Board (or equivalent) level. He or she will be keen to play a visible role in the life of the College, engaging with all colleagues and providing open and inspirational leadership. It is vital that the Bursar is innovative, commercial and strategic, who can quickly understand the challenges of the sector and lead Marlborough College successfully through them. The successful candidate will be committed to engaging in, and supporting, the College's ambition to significantly increase access to a Marlborough education through the provision of bursaries.
The Bursar will be committed to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children. The College will require them to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure DBS check.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Marlborough College on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference FAEAQB2. Applications should be received by noon on Friday 4 October 2019.