Chief Operating Officer

Frensham Heights
Surrey (GB)
01 Sep 2020
24 Sep 2020
Contract Type

Frensham Heights is a highly distinctive day and boarding school in Surrey welcoming students aged 3 to 18, and offering a well-rounded education that is creative and cultural, as well as academic. Progressive and liberal in approach, Frensham is a student-centred environment where all young people acquire the values of respect, tolerance, enquiry, creativity, independence and resilience. Frensham aims to give all students the tools to succeed in their education, helping them to extend their abilities and exceed their own expectations.

With the appointment of Rick Clarke as Head in January 2019, Frensham Heights is now looking to its centenary in 2025 with ambition and its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) will play a key strategic leadership role in helping to position the School for the future.

Reporting to the Head the appointee will offer substantial generalist leadership and management experience gained in complex, multi-stakeholder settings.  He or she will evidence outstanding relationship-building and communication skills, as well as the strategic abilities and entrepreneurial instincts to drive the commercial development of Frensham Heights.  Working closely with the Head and Governors, the new COO will possess a personal ethos of service and the charisma to inspire and further develop an already talented support team at the School. Existing school Bursar experience is not a pre-requisite. Applications are encouraged from candidates with commercial, charitable, private-sector and public-sector backgrounds.

To download the appointment details for this role, including information on how to apply, please visit, quoting reference 4510/1. The closing date for applications is 0830hrs BST on Thursday 24 September 2020.

Frensham Heights is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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