Bursar (Chief Operating Officer)
Mansfield was founded by dissenters in the nineteenth century to bring the highest level of education to people who had been traditionally excluded, and has carried a ‘take’ on this non-conformist ethos into the twenty-first century. Mansfield leads the way in widening access to an Oxford education thanks to its progressive ethos and decades of dedicated outreach work. Over 90% of its undergraduates come from state schools, many from the least advantaged groups in society. At the same time, Mansfield’s annual academic standing is on the rise, with results, on average, in the top third of the ranking tables over the last 3 years.
The Bursar is the senior administrative postholder within the College. Much more than the College’s financial lead, this is a broad and challenging role that calls for a strategic thinker who can also operate through the lens of a general manager, with sound core finance and operational management skills. The Bursar is a Fellow, a member of the College’s Governing Body, and chairs its Finance and Resources Committee.
Working closely with the Principal, the Director of Development, and the Senior Tutor, the Bursar is responsible for the management of all staff and non-staff resources to ensure that day-to-day operations meet the needs of the College’s academic objectives.
She or he will balance careful management of resources with an appetite for calculated risk that seeks to take advantage of emerging opportunities so as to deliver the College’s strategic plans.
The postholder must be someone who believes in the distinct educational purpose of Mansfield College; someone who is versatile and imaginative in helping set and achieve strategic goals and who will, as an able communicator, relish the opportunity to engage with academic colleagues, students and College staff.
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Please apply by email to David Richards of OCT Associates: firstname.lastname@example.org. You are strongly encouraged to discuss the role with David Richards on 07798 523422 before submitting an application.
Mansfield College and the University of Oxford are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates. Applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in senior college posts at Mansfield.
The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd August 2021 (8.00 am UK time).