So you want to be a bursar?

Date: 12/04/2017

Venue: Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke
http://www.qhotels.co.uk/hotels/the-hampshire-court-hampshire.aspx

Price: £90.00

Who is it for? Aspiring bursars who are not currently working in a support role in independent schools.

Fully booked. Please email office@theisba.org.uk if you would like to go on the waiting list

Course detail

This half-day briefing will inform and guide those who are considering a career in the independent schools sector as either a bursar or senior member of the support staff.



Programme

09.30

Registration and refreshments

 

10.00

 

The ISBA and its place in the independent schools’ sector

David Woodgate

10.10

Challenging times – what to expect crossing a bursar’s desk

 

10.40

Q&A

 

10.45

Large and small schools each have their own challenges

  • The challenges of being a bursar in a large school

Margaret McKenna

11.05

Refreshments

 

11.25

Large and small schools each have their own challenges

  • The challenges of being a bursar in a small school

John Wilder

11.45

Q&A session

 

11.55

Finding the ideal job

  • Analysis of skills set and relevant experience
  • Necessary qualifications and experience, training opportunities
  • Preparation and research – the key to success
  • Use own network – business contacts, friends, relations etc
  • Familiarisation visits
  • Advertisements – ISBA, national, local
  • The application, interview and selection process

Paul Simpson

12.30

Q&A session

 

13.00

Lunch

 

Speakers

David Woodgate, Chief Executive ISBA

Paul Simpson, Professional Development Director ISBA

Margaret McKenna, Bursar

John Wilder, The Bursar Moulsford Preparatory School