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School Bursar - Part-time

Wateringbury Church of England (VA) Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3084-119S
  • Posted:25/03/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 8 (starting £29,241 FTE)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:21/04/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:W/B 29th April 2024


We are seeking to appoint a hardworking, energetic and committed Bursar to work in our friendly school.

This opportunity requires a professional who can provide accurate and efficient financial and operational leadership, to advise and work closely with the Headteacher, other senior leaders and the governing board.

The role requires managing small admin and site management teams so will require a proactive individual with experience of working in a busy office, where flexibility and the ability to prioritise in a changable environment is beneficial.

Please do pop along and see us in action!

Please take a look at the job description and person specification for further information. 

The role is for 18 hours a week for 39 weeks a year (term time + 1 week pro rata). The actual hours and days can be flexible and overtime can be paid for project management in the school holidays. 

Wateringbury CE Primary School 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 post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Including the barred list, as well as other pre-employment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2023. 

In line with KCSIE guidance, paragraph 220, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

Two references are also required prior to commencement of employment.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Wateringbury CE Primary School reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Information about the school

Wateringbury Church of England Primary School (Voluntary Aided) is situated in the Medway Valley between Tonbridge and Maidstone. On the edge of the village it overlooks fields and the river valley on one side. It is banked on the other by a modern residential development. From our site adjoining the river and railway, our school has been serving the children of the village community and surrounding villages for more than 40 years. It is a vibrant and friendly school which is well supported by the local community.

Everything we do at Wateringbury is underpinned by our Christian values of Love, Respect, Forgiveness, Resilience, Courage and Joy. We enjoy strong links with St John the Baptist Church in Wateringbury and encourage children to take part in important community events such as Remembrance and St George’s Day as well as fundraising activities for local and international projects. Our developing curriculum is enhanced by a range of specialist-led clubs including, gymnastics, strings and drama as well as inspirational trips around the county to bring children’s learning to life.

In the summer of 2021 we expanded our Year 5 and Year 6 classrooms to give the children more space to learn and room to grow. We have also invested in the refurbishment of our library, which sits at the heart of our school, and created a safe space (Nurture Camp). We are fortunate to have wonderful school grounds surrounded by trees. There are dedicated playgrounds for KS1 and KS2, a large sports field, pond, wildlife area, container gardens and a large wooden gazebo for further outdoor learning.

We are part of a project working with the charity Nurture UK and our nurturing ethos is a huge part of who we are.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 812199


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.