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Assistant Bursar

The Godolphin and Latymer School
Hammersmith and Fulham, London (Greater)
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

Assistant Bursar (Compliance)

Permanent and Full time/Part time (with flexibility)

To commence as soon as possible

The role attracts a competitive salary with excellent staff benefits


The Godolphin and Latymer School is one of the country’s leading independent day schools for girls, located on a six acre site in Hammersmith, London.  The School’s facilities are excellent, making it an exciting place to learn and work.  The students at Godolphin and Latymer receive unrivalled academic and pastoral support and outstanding examination results are achieved.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, suitably experienced and personable candidate to join the School as an Assistant Bursar (Compliance). We are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible on the completion of all required checks, to allow for a sufficient handover with the current post-holder.

The Assistant Bursar (Compliance) supports the Bursar in the day-to-day running of the Compliance Office and deputises in her absence.  The post-holder will work very closely with the Bursar, the Personal Assistant to the Bursar and their colleagues in both the Finance Office and the HR Office and will oversee the work of the Compliance Assistant.

The primary function of the role is to ensure the School is compliant with relevant legislation at all times and to at least be operating at best practice.

Key responsibilities include management of all school policies, preparing for school inspections by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, Health, safety and welfare, Premises, HR, Data Protection, Management and Governance. Please refer to the recruitment information booklet on our website for the full job description for the role. Experience of these specific areas within compliance are desirable and, although formal qualifications would be advantageous, they are not a requirement. Experience of working in an independent school is an advantage, as is experience of leading a team.

Experience of compliance within an educational setting or of interpreting regulatory requirements (e.g. health and safety requirements) in another sector.

Experience of drafting and proof-reading documents and correspondence.

A legal background would be advantageous.

This is a full-time position and the hours of work are Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm (4.30pm on Friday and during school holidays).  There may be some flexibility around the role being part time or term time plus a few weeks during the school holidays.

When full time, the role attracts 28 days annual leave, to be taken during the school holidays, in addition to Bank Holidays and the Christmas closure of the school (usually for two weeks).

The salary will be commensurate with the post and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

For further information about our school and this role, please visit  Fully completed application forms from the school website must be returned to as soon as possible.  Please note that applications must be made on the school’s application form.  CVs alone will not be accepted.

There is no closing date for this vacancy.

Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews may occur at any stage.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants and all applicants will be required to provide details of their online profile, including social media accounts, as part of their application.

All staff working in the School during the school day will have some contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity.  In this role you are unlikely to be working with children directly but will regularly interact with pupils who may seek your assistance or otherwise interact with you when moving around the school.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children."

The Charity called The Godolphin and Latymer School (charity registration number 312699) is administered by The Godolphin and Latymer School Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company number 3598439).

THE GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER SCHOOL, Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG.

HMC/GSA 800 girls, 11-18 (220 in the Sixth Form).


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