Becoming a Bursar – My Experience

Chris Way presented at our recent Military Vs Civilian Management seminar, where we explored the nuances of civilian management roles for Service leavers. Chris left the military some time ago, and has since established a rewarding career as a School Bursar. Here is his story. How long was your military career? I joined the RAF […]

31st July 2019

Challenging the Myths of the Bursar Role

School Bursar and Ex-RAF Personnel Officer, Caroline Purdom, joins OA Career Consultant, Fiona Jackson, to dispel some of the Myths surrounding the role of a school bursar. The independent education sector is a popular choice for ex–military personnel but there are still some erroneous preconceptions surrounding this ‘hugely rewarding’ career, where this is ‘never a […]

28th October 2014

Challenging the myths of the bursar role

The independent education sector attracts a high number of service leavers, but equally, can attract a great number of assumptions too, not least that the sector can be elitist and commercially naive. Here, Bursar of Davieson School, Caroline Purdom, tackles some of these preconceptions and shares her own experiences of what can be a highly […]

29th May 2014