This is an exceptional opportunity to lead the business, finance and support functions at a successful, solid, and truly outstanding prep school. It is almost certainly one of the most exciting Bursar roles being advertised this year.
Bickley Park is a day school for boys aged 2½-13, located in a large commuter village just outside Bromley, Kent, a few miles inside the M25 and an easy train ride from central London. Teaching is stimulating and forward-thinking, and with 400 pupils the school is large enough to offer plenty of breadth, while still being small enough to offer a very individualised education. As a result it is in great demand and recognised as the leading prep school in the area. During the Covid lockdown BPS rapidly switched to remote teaching and has offered a very full programme of online lessons and support.
BPS has significant facilities and resources, high quality staff, and a genuinely inspirational Head who has overseen substantial growth and development over the last seven years. Governors are committed and supportive and have a can-do approach, finances are very healthy, and the business is resilient.
As Bursar, you would have a wide range of responsibilities and all the scope you could wish for. Supported by a strong team across finance, admin and facilities, you will be a key partner to the Head and the Chair of Governors, both of whom will welcome your expertise and your input. BPS has exciting plans for its future and the role is very much about looking forward as well as managing today.
We are looking for a financially savvy senior manager with broad business experience who is a team player with enthusiasm, a sense of humour and a willingness to roll their sleeves up when necessary. Current school experience would help but is not essential.
An excellent reward package is on offer, along with the chance to gain real job satisfaction in a way that is no longer possible in all too many other schools.
A briefing document and an application form can be downloaded from this page. For a confidential discussion, please feel free to contact our advising consultant, Simon Shneerson, on 07986 100237 or via email@example.com.
Bickley Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share that commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.
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