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Are you the next Bursar?

St Piran’s is a leading day preparatory school with 450 girls and boys aged 2-11 years.  Situated on a 12 acre site in Maidenhead, Berkshire, the school benefits from expansive grounds in the Thames Valley whilst being within easy reach of London by car or rail. Extensive investment in recent years with further new building planned means that the facilities at St Piran’s are exceptional.

The Headmaster and Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic and business-minded individual to become the new Bursar.  The post holder will also fulfil the role of Clerk to the Governors.  Pupil numbers have grown significantly in recent years and the school enjoys a healthy financial position.  This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the continued success and development of this thriving independent school.

Reporting to the Headmaster, the Bursar is a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team and will play a vital role in the ongoing strategic development of the school.  The Bursar will provide leadership to a diverse team of support staff and ensure the effective and efficient delivery of all support functions at St Piran’s including project management of the planned development.  Areas of responsibility include finance, HR, facilities, admission and marketing, administration, and commercial activities.

The successful candidate will be an individual of proven senior leadership ability, a strategic thinker and will possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.  Exceptional financial acumen and robust commercial judgement will be essential, as will an ability to establish highly effective, collaborative working relationships with the Headmaster, Governors and colleagues at all levels.  Although prior education experience would be of benefit, it is not essential and applications are welcomed from candidates with commercial, charitable, private-sector backgrounds.


For further information about the role and details of how to apply, please visit:


Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics to arrange an informal and confidential talk about the role:

Nina Lambert, Head of Bursar Search:

 The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Monday 26 February 2024.


St Piran’s School is an equal opportunities employer and 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 child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. 

The safeguarding responsibilities of the role are indicated in the candidate information. 

RSAcademics is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.