May 10, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking for a highly motivated and proactive Deputy Bursar to join our Bursary team to provide seamless support to the Bursar.
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
May 23, 2022


Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of 820 pupils; 719 boys aged 11 – 18 and a further 101 girls in the co-educational sixth form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading.

The School employs more than 170 staff, of whom 50% are academic staff, and provides a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical, and creative potential.

We are looking for a highly motivated and proactive Deputy Bursar to join our Bursary team to provide seamless support to the Bursar, as well as act independently, to ensure there is efficient and compliant management of day-to-day operations at the School.

In this truly cross-functional role you will manage our premises, take responsibility for events across the school calendar, managing our facilities, health and safety, lettings, insurance, suppliers and services in both a hands-on and delivering through others capacity.

The ideal candidate will have extensive management and leadership experience, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills; be able to effectively plan and organise their own demanding workload and manage their direct reports to do so as well; use their own initiative to deliver on time critical tasks.

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week from 08:30 to 16:30 Monday to Friday with a 30-minute break for lunch. You will be entitled to 25 days’ paid holiday per year, plus public holidays.

On occasions the role will entail work during evenings and weekends to support internal and external School events.

Reading Blue Coat offers an exceptional working environment and an attractive rewards package, including excellent benefits such as a pension scheme with 8% employer contribution; free meals; extensive staff discounts; tax saving cycle to work and car leasing schemes; free sports and leisure facilities; Employee Assistance Programme; and a strong commitment to professional development.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website or contact the HR department on 0118 933 5813 or via email.

Closing date: 09:00 on Monday 23 May 2022

Applications must be submitted to the email address above by CV or an application form and accompanied by your covering letter. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the UK.

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. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.

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