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Bursar - St James Senior Boys

Ashford, Surrey

Part time
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 Senior Boys' School occupies a 32-acre site, and moved to its current site from Twickenham in 2010. The estate comprises two rugby pitches, two cricket squares, an athletics track and an elegant Victorian Chapel with beautiful welsh stained glass windows dating back to 1898. Ahead of the move all of the facilities were revamped and a new dining hall was commissioned. Subsequently an award-winning design technology workshop has been built and the School has recently received permission to build a sports hall.


The Bursar is a key component of the senior leadership team and is vital to the smooth running of the school. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will manage the day to day operations of the school in conjunction with the Head. They will have direct responsibility for the non-academic management of the 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.

This role is offered on either a full time or part time basis (Monday – Friday 7.45- 12pm)

How to apply

For further information or a confidential discussion please contact our advisors Melanie Pye  ( or Hayley Mintern ( or 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.



The Management Recruitment Group, formed in 2007, focuses on senior appointments in the Built Environment.

Our team, currently over forty strong, work in specialist business units covering a broad range of activities from Facilities & Estates Management to Bids, Design, Construction, Property and Infrastructure.

When you work with MRG you will deal with an expert, someone who speaks your language and will grow with you as your business grows or help you when you need to move to develop your career.

Our Board has an average of over twenty five years’ experience in recruitment in Construction and Property, our Managers average over twelve years’ in their specialist fields and our Consultants average over ten years.

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