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Bursar, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge’s oldest graduate college, Hughes Hall was established in 1885. Our student body now consists of around 660 postgraduates and around 180 mature undergraduates in all areas of study and research. The College’s culture is egalitarian and it is commonly described as friendly, open, welcoming, inclusive, nimble and dynamic. The student body is vibrant, diverse and highly international. Hughes Hall has made significant progress across all its activities and operations in recent years, and has ambitious plans for growth. The College now seeks to appoint a new Bursar to lead a strong team recruited and developed by the current Bursar who is moving with her family away from Cambridge.


The Bursar will be tasked with overseeing the successful and efficient day-to-day running of the College’s financial and operational services as well as motivating and developing all professional services staff. This is a strategic senior leadership role with specific responsibility for finance, estates, HR, IT, legal matters, catering, conferences and accommodation. The Bursar will be responsible for ensuring the estate can accommodate growing student numbers, and for continuing to bring about significant change and improvement in the way the College operates and serves its community of staff and students.  The Bursar is a member of the College’s senior management team, a Governing Body Fellow, and reports to College Council.


Hughes Hall values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. The College welcomes expressions of interest and applications from candidates from all communities and a diversity of backgrounds.


Candidate Pack 


To apply, please send a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter outlining how you meet the job description and person specification to by 12:00 noon Monday 14th June 2021.