Bursar/Director of Finance & Operations

6 days left

Concord College
09 May 2022
01 Jun 2022
Bursar, Director
Finance, HR, Operations, Risk / Compliance
Contract Type

Situated in a stunning 73-acre campus in the beautiful Shropshire countryside ten miles south of Shrewsbury, Concord College is a varied and vibrant school community of just over 600 pupils from 43 different countries. At the heart of Concord’s mission is a focus on supporting students to achieve the highest standards they can in an environment that nurtures their personal development and self-confidence. The Concord community shares a culture of excellence and joyful learning infused throughout with the rigour, kindness, and creativity that are expressed in the College’s aims and reflected in its efforts every single day.

Concord College is now seeking an outstanding finance and operations professional to lead its newly restructured operations function. The Bursar/Director of Finance & Operations will be responsible for overseeing finance, compliance, estates and facilities, HR, and ICT for the College, supported by a team of Deputy Directors. They will be responsible for the management of the school’s finances to ensure its long term financial success and operational stability, working in partnership with the Principal and Board of Trustees to build a shared vision for future development opportunities for the school.

The successful candidate will have significant leadership experience in a complex professional structure, managing, organising, and motivating multi-disciplinary teams to ensure continued operational excellence. Candidates should have a demonstrable ability to develop strong working relationships with a wide variety of colleagues, with the strategic nous and personal gravitas to command the support and confidence of the Trustees. The successful candidate will have a high level of numeracy with relevant experience in budgeting and financial management, and experience of estates management or capital projects would be advantageous, as would a professional qualification in finance or accounting.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Concord College on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference GAEAXB. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday, 1 June 2022.