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Bursar Senior Girls and Prep School


UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management



Hayley Mintern
020 8892 0115

Hayley is a Business Director at Management Recruitment Group  and joined in 2015. She is responsible for our Education Commercial Services Division based in our Twickenham Office.  After spending six years at the Rugby Football Union within education development, delivering a


Job Description

REF: 15119
Posted: 06 December 2019
Closes: 12 January 2020

Earsby Street, Kensington

Competitive dependent on experience

About Us

St James Independent Schools comprises three fee-paying institutions for children aged 3 to 18 years old. The Preparatory School (incorporating a Nursery) and Senior Girls’ School are based in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, whilst the Senior Boys’ School is located in Ashford, Surrey.

The Preparatory School benefits from a beautiful courtyard leading to spacious classrooms, a large playground, a well-equipped gymnasium, a refectory, library, music rooms, an art and craft studio and an assembly hall with a stage and theatre lighting. The Senior Girls’ School is located on the same site and offers state of the art facilities including an onsite gymnasium, spacious art rooms, a large purpose-built music room with a grand piano, and four science blocks, all with the latest equipment.


The Bursar is a key component of the senior leadership team and is vital to the smooth running of the schools at the Earsby Street site. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will manage the day to day operations of the two schools in conjunction with the Heads of the individual schools. They will have direct responsibility for the non-academic management of the Preparatory and Senior Girls’ School and will take the lead on matters relating to finance, estates, health and safety, and legal and regulatory compliance. This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral role in developing the schools’ vision and for enhancing its operational and physical infrastructure.

About you

The successful candidate will possess a proven track record of providing ‘best in class’ operational delivery across a comparable, customer facing portfolio; ideally within the education sector. They will be an adept manager with a strong commercial acumen and a proven track record in managing diverse, multi-disciplinary teams. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate a solid understanding of effective business and financial management including risk management. This role will suit professionals with a high level of personal credibility and demonstrable experience in implementing a strategic vision.

How to apply

For further information or a confidential discussion please contact our advisors Hayley Mintern ( or Adam Spencer ( at The Management Recruitment Group on 020 8892 0115. The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) has been exclusively retained for this appointment. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to MRG.

Bursar Senior Girls' School