Bursar (COO)

Ref: 6429

Queen's College, Taunton


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Role Managed by:

Charlotte Hoskins

Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 06/04/2023

Formal Interview Date: Round 1: Tuesday 2nd May & Wednesday 3rd May. Round 2: Wednesday 10th May & Thursday 11th May

Queen’s College, Taunton is regarded amongst the leading boarding schools in the country.  Its Nursery and Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior Schools combine to cater for a high-quality through school experience, with exemplary care, facilities, and opportunities on offer.  As a Christian school with a Methodist tradition, Queen’s is a school founded upon safety and happiness, holding firm to its forebears’ values of unconditional care and love for others; acceptance of and respect for all; and to challenge disadvantage.

The post of Bursar (COO) at Queen’s is an exciting opportunity to shape and develop a first-class support services function for a dynamic and evolving school.  Reporting to the Head of College, Julian Noad, the appointee will provide strong strategic, financial, and operational leadership, playing a critical role in positioning Queen’s for the future. 

The successful candidate will have substantial generalist leadership and management experience gained in complex, multi-stakeholder settings.  They will evidence outstanding relationship-building and communication skills, as well as the strategic ability and entrepreneurial instinct to drive the commercial development of Queen’s.  Working closely with the Head of College and Governors, the new Bursar (COO) will possess a personal ethos of service and a commitment to developing people.  Existing school bursar experience is not a pre-requisite and applications are encouraged from candidates from a wide-range of commercial, charitable, private-sector and public-sector backgrounds.

Candidates should submit a CV, a covering letter, and complete the School’s application form. Completed applications should  be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference number 6429. The closing date for applications is 08:30 BST on Thursday 6 April 2023.

Queen’s College, Taunton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the position, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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