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Bursar / School Business Manager - Surrey - £42-48k

Bursar / School Business Manager - Surrey - £42-48k

An international school with 1500 students based in Surrey is seeking an experienced School Business Manager or Bursar who has experience with running a Financial Assistance Programme in a similar academic environment.

The role will involve:

-Leading the Financial Assistance Programme to ensure it runs effectively and achieves its targets.

-Lead and motivate a cross functional team including central education, Finance, Admissions, Marketing and IT, so that the team delivers to time and quality.

-Manage the indirect reporting line with the Financial Assistance Admissions Associates in the individual Schools to ensure the effective running of the programme.

-Maintain and develop the well-defined model of bursaries and scholarships with multiple entry years, award types and levels of financial assistance to achieve the targeted financial commitment from the school to demonstrate public benefit.

-To maintain and develop the Financial Assistance Programme to operate effectively, including policies and procedures and financial commitment.

-Maintain and develop the student assessment criteria working with central education, HOS and admissions.

-Maintain and develop the student family financial assessment criteria

-Ensure programme stays aligned to charitable aims and is compliant with regulations.

-Develop and provide accurate enrolment budget forecasts and plan for ramp up to maturity.

-Programme leadership and delivery

-Financial analysis, forecasting and budget preparation and monitoring

-Reporting of the programmes to Advancement Director, SLT, Board & external agencies

-Evaluating bursary applications for financial need

-Manage Hardship Bursary requests from existing parents, evaluate financial information and make recommendations to the Sign Off Committee

-Preparing and monitoring the Financial Assistance Programme Budget both in awards and administration of awards

-Working with Advancement and Deans of Admission to obtain traction with lead generation and building stronger links with state & independent feeder schools


-Degree level required

-Experienced Bursar or Business Manager, with direct experience of running financial assistance programmes.

-Financial qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA)

-Numeracy & Excel to a high level

-Experience of applying assessment and admissions policies, processes and procedures to deliver high levels of customer service.

-Team management.

-Budget management.

-Reporting and presenting to senior leadership.

Closing date:

Please send your CV for immediate consideration