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Bursar – City of London Freemen’s School



The Governing Body and Headmaster are seeking to appoint an inspiring, highly-motivated and dynamic individual to join the School’s Senior Leadership Team as Bursar.

City of London Freemen’s School is a thriving independent co-educational day and boarding school for 920 pupils aged 7-18.  Freemen’s occupies a magnificent site in Ashtead Park with modern buildings sitting alongside the original eighteenth-century mansion house set in 62 acres of beautiful parkland.

The role holder will be expected to manage the commercial and business aspects of the School and will require the vision and drive to lead the future planned development of the School’s facilities, implementing an ambitious £40 million Freemen’s Estate Development Plan to improve opportunities for all pupils in the School.

Reporting to the Headmaster, the Bursar will lead and manage a diverse support staff, exercise oversight of the School’s financial resources, including charitable provision for bursaries and have a strategic overview of: the estate and buildings, including boarding accommodation; catering and soft-services; human resources and information technology.

The successful candidate will be an individual of proven leadership ability, a strategic thinker and able to establish highly effective, collaborative working relationships at all levels.  The Bursar will work closely with a range of talented senior and middle leaders both at the School and at The City of London Corporation as well as a committed staff and supportive Governors to ensure the School’s aims and vision are realised for the Freemen’s community.  Financial literacy and robust commercial judgement will be essential.

Candidates will have a genuine interest in and empathy for education but we encourage submissions from applicants with a background in other sectors.

The post is available from April 2019, but the actual start date is flexible for the successful candidate.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Nina Lambert to arrange a confidential discussion about the role: or call her on 07764 185745

To Apply:

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically (available to download to the right hand side of this page). Please also submit a covering letter in support of your application form, which should be addressed to Roland Martin, Headmaster

Please email both your completed application form and covering letter to Hilary Battye, Project Coordinator at

Closing date for applications: 10.00am on Wednesday 13th March 2019.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 13 March 2019 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews w/c 18 March 2019
  • Long list interviews 02 April 2019
  • Short list interviews 10 April 2019