Hampstead, London.

This is an excellent opportunity for a first rate proven or aspiring Bursar / School Business Manager: the school is outstanding and well-resourced, led by a highly regarded Head.

Thank you for your interest in this key leadership role. Please read through the site for more information about St Mary’s School, this pivotal role, and how to apply.


The School

St Mary’s School Hampstead (300 pupils on roll) is a Catholic Preparatory School educating girls to the age of 11 and boys to age 7 which was founded in 1871 and has been at the heart of Hampstead for over 100 years. It is located a short walk from Hampstead, Finchley Road and Swiss Cottage Underground Stations. The School is a happy and supportive environment in which to work. There is friendly and respectful interaction between staff and pupils and a strong sense of teamwork across the school.Pupils achieve academic success, but they also develop as caring, thoughtful individuals who respect each other and the values the school strives to embody – kindness, curiosity and excellence. A copy of the latest Independent Schools Inspectorate report can be downloaded here.

For further information about the school, please visit their website at http://www.stmh.co.uk

(The School have requested that all enquiries about this post and applications be directed to Jonathan McIntyre on 020 7588 3588 or by email jmm@cjagroup.com rather than contacting the school direct).



Location: Hampstead, London

St Mary’s is a very successful Catholic Preparatory School (300 on roll) based within the heart of Hampstead. The school has a warm, happy and vibrant atmosphere fostered through excellent and committed staff, Governors and Trustees.

As our Bursar, you will be a key member of our Senior Leadership Team, with primary responsibility for leading on all governance matters, in addition to finances, HR and premises management. You will manage our enthusiastic and able non-teaching support team of six.

Whether you’re an experienced Bursar / School Business Manager, or looking to be promoted into such a role, you will offer:

  • proven school governance knowledge;
  • accounting experience (budgets & statutory);
  • a working knowledge of HR;
  • management experience.

Excellent organisational and communications skills; initiative; a hands-on approach and a proven track record of seeing projects through to completion will all be key, as will an empathy with the values and ethos of this Catholic family oriented school.

To download the formal job description and person specification, please click here.


Pay and Benefits

Outline Pay and Conditions
The role as Bursar is full-time and the post will be a permanent one subject to satisfactory completion of your six month probationary period. The successful candidate will be based at the school premises, the address of which is:

St Mary’s School
47 Fitzjohn’s Avenue

The school is well-served by public transport, including being a short walk from Hampstead, Finchley Road and Swiss Cottage Underground Stations.The remuneration package is highly competitive, with basic salary negotiable depending upon experience. This salary will be reviewed annually.

Other benefits

  • Holidays: 25 days per annum (plus public holidays).
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • An excellent lunch is also provided daily and free of charge.
  • The school is highly supportive of staff development / training.

Application Process

To apply, please email a covering letter outlining your interest in this role and CV to jmm@cjagroup.com or via post to:

Jonathan McIntyre,
Managing Director,
CJA Group Ltd,
2 London Wall Buildings,
London EC2M 5UX.

Closing date: please ensure that your application arrives no later than 5pm 12th May 2014.

It is envisaged that preliminary interviews at CJA’s offices in the City of London will take place between 13th and 30th May 2014.

Short-list interviews at St Mary’s School are likely to take place in the week commencing 8th June 2014.

Start date will be dependent on the successful candidate’s notice period.

The appointment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS check.

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