Bursar & Clerk to the Council

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
20 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type

The Governors of Prestfelde School are seeking to appoint:


Prestfelde is a highly successful Independent Preparatory School in Shrewsbury with over 300 pupils ages 3-13 years. It is a member of the prestigious Woodard Group of the Independent Church of England Schools and received an ‘excellent’ report in its latest ISI Inspection.

The Bursar is a member of the Senior Management Team reporting directly to the Head in relation to the daily operation of the School.  The Bursar is also responsible to the Governors for the financial and material state of the School acting as Clerk to Council and Company Secretary.  The Bursar’s main responsibilities include: strategic planning and management, finance, admissions, marketing, fundraising, IT, Health and Safety, HR, Legal matters, regulatory compliance and Governance, management of the estate and grounds including maintenance and management of the School’s catering and cleaning provisions.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level or equivalent with excellent communication skills.  The post holder will be a strategic thinker with a proven track record at senior level of financial management, personnel administration and the planning and control of projects. A strong team player with first-rate interpersonal skills and leadership ability are essential.

Prestfelde School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Monday, 21 August 2017.  A comprehensive job description together with an application form is available from our website:


For further details about the role, please contact:

Mrs Charlotte Davies

Senior Leadership Team Assistant

Tel: 01743 245 400

Email: cdavies@prestfelde.co.uk.  

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