The Headmaster and Governors are looking to appoint an ambitious, talented and committed individual to the significant role of Bursar.

The successful candidate will form a vital part of the Senior Management Team and will report directly to the Headmaster.

The Bursar will oversee the smooth operation and strategic planning of the non-teaching areas of school. They will work closely with the Chairman and Chair of the Finance & General Purposes Committee on all Financial, Legal, Compliance and Physical Infrastructure issues. As the business lead of the school, they will possess impressive financial acumen, enjoy working collaboratively, and appreciate the operational challenges to be found within the independent school sector.

Prior experience in the education sector is not a prerequisite and applications are encouraged from candidates with commercial, charitable, private-sector and public-sector backgrounds. The successful candidate will, however, demonstrate empathy with independent education and commitment to OBH’s ethos and values.

A highly attractive remuneration package, including optional on-site accommodation and fee remission, will be available for the successful candidate. The salary for this role will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and expertise.

To apply, please send a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, application form and equal opportunities form (optional), to [email protected] by no later than midday on Monday 8th January 2024.


For more information, please contact: [email protected]

Bursar – Job Description

Job Application Form 2023

Equal Opportunities Form