Finton House School


Job Reference FBKSA
Closing Date Friday 17 Nov 2023

Finton House School is a non-selective independent co-educational preparatory school for up to 340 children aged 4 – 11 years. The Lower School is the children in Reception and Year 1, the Middle School is Year 2 and 3 and the Upper School is the children from Year 4 to Year 6 (age 8-11). At Finton House everyone feels safe, happy and valued; boys and girls of all abilities, including the most able and those with special educational needs, are nurtured and challenged to make excellent personal and academic progress. The education is broad, embracing technology as well as using the outdoors, allowing children to discover their own strengths and passions.

Central to the philosophy of the School is our belief in the need to teach the children as individuals. Finton House has a strong policy of inclusion and there are a number of children with specific special needs e.g. Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Speech and Language Disorder, Dyslexia or Dyspraxia, as well as other disabilities/learning difficulties.

The School now seeks to appoint an exceptional new Bursar. Whilst the remit will be wide-ranging, the Bursar’s primary purpose is to partner the Head and support the Governors in the School’s strategic development plan, and to support the educational aims of the School through the effective management of the resources and facilities. This includes responsibility for oversight of all non-teaching support services of the School such as Finance, Estates, HR, IT, Legal, Company Secretarial, Services (e.g. catering, cleaning, catering and transport), Regulatory Compliance (including Single Central Register and health and safety).

The successful candidate is highly likely to be financially qualified and with proven managerial capabilities, excellent communication skills, deep empathy with the values and ethos of the School, and personal presence to represent the School externally. As importantly, they will be confident leading operational tasks and have proven experience of effective strategic and financial management in an organisation of relevant complexity.

Finton House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and Disclosure and Barring Service. Details of all checks are to be found in our Recruitment, Selection & Disclosures Procedure, which is available on request.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Finton House School on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference FBKSA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Friday 17th November.

At Finton House everyone feels safe, happy and valued.