Job Details

Head of Finance and Estates

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Job Grade: Competitive salary

Salary: £0.00

Hours: Full time

Start Date: 01/09/2019

Interviews: 03/06/2019

Closing date: 24/05/2019


Queen Mary’s School is a well-established and thriving girls’ independent boarding and day school with co-educational nursery and pre-prep set in 40 acres of landscaped grounds near Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint a dynamic and self-motivated individual to join the School’s Senior Leadership Team to manage the support, business and commercial aspects of the School with vision and drive to lead the future development of the School’s facilities. 

The Head of Finance and Estates will work closely with the Head in establishing the strategic direction of the School and additional sources of income. Able to lead and manage a diverse support staff, oversee the School’s finances, including the provision of bursaries, and maintain strategic and operational oversight of the School’s estate and buildings, human resources and information technology. 

The successful candidate will possess a high degree of professionalism, proven leadership ability, together with strategic vision and the capability to think laterally. Financial literacy and sound business acumen are essential. Ability to establish effective and collaborative working relationships at all levels, both within the School and with external agencies.

We can offer you a challenging and rewarding position in an engaging and welcoming working environment with the opportunity to play a key role in the success of the School.

Candidates should have a genuine interest in and support for independent education.  Applications are invited from those with relevant experience in other sectors.

The post is available from 1st September 2019

Closing date for applications: Friday 24 May 2019

Interviews will be held: Week commencing 3 June 2019

Further details are obtainable from Mrs Amanda Stringer,
PA to the Head, Queen Mary’s School, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, Y07 3BZ

Telephone: 01845 575051           


Queen Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils.  All Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Queen Mary’s School is a member of The Woodard Corporation and exists to provide quality education for children.

Registered Charity No 1098410