Post to be taken up in Autumn 2019.
Woldingham School is one of the UK’s leading boarding and day school for girls, and occupies 700 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside within 30 minutes of Clapham Junction. The school has a turnover of £16million, employs over 200 people and currently educates 540 girls, aged 11 to 18.
The Headmistress and Governors are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate with a strong financial background, experience of strategic change and development, operational excellence and first-rate communication and people skills. The person will lead and shape a sizeable team of people across the finance, IT, HR and operations functions, as well as working closely with those on the teaching and pastoral side of the school. The DFO will be comfortable operating at a senior level within the school and will work particularly closely with the Headmistress to support her in developing and delivering the shared ambitions for the school.
Experience of working in schools is beneficial but not required, and given the nature of the role, prior commercial experience would be helpful. Importantly, the DFO must be supportive of and committed to the school’s ethos and will show a genuine interest in being part of a school community.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Woldingham School on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference CAUQB. Applications should be received by noon on Friday 2 August 2019.