Assistant Bursar

  • Job Reference: 00003009-1
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Concord College
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  • Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration & Secretarial, Education / Childcare, Executive Positions, Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Concord College is England’s premier co-educational boarding school set in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, with 600 students aged 13-19.  With over 40 nationalities represented amongst our students, we enjoy a wonderfully diverse environment with a strong community feel and decency, trust and respect at our core.  All employees play an important part in providing all that is required for the students in our care.  If you are looking for an opportunity to work as part of a great team in a beautiful setting with first class facilities, excellent working conditions and rates of pay plus many additional benefits, we currently have the following vacancy.




We are seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic Assistant Bursar who will have responsibility for finance and procurement, together with data protection and policies which relate to non-academic/non-pastoral areas. The post holder must have extensive experience in a professional finance function, ideally with knowledge of charity/not for profit accounting and statutory reporting.  The successful candidate will report to the Bursar and will be responsible for first line management of the finance department, providing effective leadership, ensuring the integrity of all accounting procedures and records and driving best practice.  Proven ability in business management will be essential, ideally in an education setting.


The successful candidate will be approachable, respectful, act with integrity and diplomacy and possess strong leadership skills with the ability to forge and maintain successful professional relationships.  Excellent IT skills, with enhanced skills in Excel and Word and in financial modelling, are also essential for the post.


In addition to a competitive salary, other benefits include a defined contribution pension scheme, income protection and life assurance schemes.

The closing date for applications is midday on 31 January 2022. 

Applications will, however, be considered on receipt and we reserve the right to close this advertisement earlier than the date stated above should we appoint a suitable candidate.  Previous applicants need not apply.

For further information and an application form, please contact Mrs R Phillips, Assistant Bursar (HR) on 01694 731631 or by email at 

Please note CVs will only be accepted if submitted with a fully completed and detailed application form. 


Concord College, Acton Burnell Hall, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7PF.


Concord College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointment to this role will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks in accordance with relevant statutory guidance.  Child protection screening is undertaken which includes checks with previous employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.