To start January/February 2022
The Governors are seeking to appoint an ambitious, dynamic and creative Bursar/Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) and Clerk to the Governors with outstanding leadership abilities. This is an opportunity for a strategic visionary with excellent interpersonal skills to join the senior leadership team. The appointee will have a key non-educational role in the continued growth and development of this highly successful boarding and day school.
As well as playing a key part in the strategic development of the College, the Bursar/DFO is responsible for the effective leadership and management of the majority of the support functions of the School. This extends to responsibility for finance, operations, compliance (including health & safety and data management), the estate (including the building fabric, technology, and environmental impact), catering and commercial activities.
Shiplake College is a thriving and relatively young HMC school. It caters for boarding and day boys aged 11-18, with girls joining in the Sixth Form. In September 2021 it welcomed a record 487 pupils to the school - an increase from 400 in September 2013. From 2023 girls will be welcomed into Year 7 as the College becomes fully co-educational.
Overlooking the River Thames, two miles upstream of the famous Henley Royal Regatta stretch, students enjoy a beautiful and inspiring 45-acre rural site. At the heart of the College is a late-nineteenth century mansion, surrounded by modern amenities.
The successful candidate will be financially and commercially astute; have a proven management track record and have experience of managing complex projects.
Please visit our website to learn more about the College, our community and our values. If you would like to have an informal pre-application discussion, please call Maria Moir on 0118 9405218. A candidate pack together with an application form are available from www.shiplake.org.uk/vacancies
Early applications are encouraged for this critical role.
Closing date: 10am Monday 8 November 2021, early applications are encouraged
The interview process schedule is contained within the candidate pack
Day and boarding school for ages 11-18, fully co-educational from 2023
HMC, The Society of Heads, BSA, ISBA
Shiplake College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Shiplake is an equal opportunities employer.