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School Bursar - Milton Keynes Temp/Perm

Job Description

Job Description: We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Bursar to join our team at a reputable Secondary School in Milton Keynes. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 6 months of relevant experience within the UK education sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Financial Management: Oversee all financial operations of the school, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.
  2. Income Management: Manage income streams, including fees, grants, and donations, ensuring timely collection and accurate recording.
  3. Expenditure Management: Monitor expenditure against budget allocations, identify areas for cost savings, and ensure compliance with financial regulations.
  4. Payroll Administration: Coordinate payroll processes, including staff salaries, pensions, and benefits, ensuring accuracy and compliance with legal requirements.
  5. Procurement: Manage procurement processes for goods and services, negotiate contracts, and maintain vendor relationships.
  6. Financial Planning: Assist senior management in long-term financial planning and strategic decision-making.
  7. Risk Management: Identify financial risks and implement appropriate controls to mitigate them, ensuring the financial stability of the school.
  8. Compliance: Ensure compliance with financial regulations, including VAT, tax, and charity law, and prepare financial reports for external stakeholders.
  9. Financial Analysis: Conduct financial analysis to support decision-making, identify trends, and provide recommendations for improvement.
  10. Team Leadership: Lead and manage the finance team, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities.


  1. Minimum of 6 months of experience in a similar role within the UK education sector.
  2. Strong understanding of financial management principles and practices.
  3. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  4. Proficiency in financial software and MS Office suite.
  5. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  7. Relevant qualifications in finance or accounting (desirable).
  8. Knowledge of SIMS or other school management systems (desirable).


  1. Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  2. Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  3. Contributory pension scheme.
  4. Generous holiday entitlement.
  5. Supportive and inclusive working environment within a reputable educational institution.

If you meet the above requirements and are passionate about contributing to the success of a Secondary School in Milton Keynes, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please submit your CV