So you want to be a bursar?

If you are considering a career as a bursar or are a senior member of the support staff within the independent school sector why not book to attend our popular 'So You Want to be a Bursar?' webinar course. The course offers an invaluable insight into this stimulating and challenging career. 

The course is delivered via four webinars split over two days.  The webinars are available to non-members of ISBA as well as support staff currently working in independent schools who are looking to progress their career.

Our next webinars will take place on Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 May 2022

Tuesday 24 May - Sessions 1 and 2 at 11am - 12.15pm and 4.00pm to 5.15pm
Thursday 26 May - Sessions 3 and 4 at 11am - 12 noon and 4.00pm to 5.00pm

The cost for all four webinar sessions and supporting materials is £175.00.  You are advised to attend all webinars to gain the most from this event.  In addition to the webinars, you will receive a copy in the post of the publication "The work of the bursar: a Jack of all Trades?", a one year subscription to our termly magazine "The Bursar's Review" and have a 1:1 hour-long telephone conversation with either our Chief Executive or Chief Operating Officer to discuss any further questions you may have in private.  Access to a recording of each session and any presentation slides will be available to you after the webinars have taken place.

Click here to book your place.


11am - 12.15pm - Session 1

  • An overview of the independent education sector - David Woodgate, Chief Executive, ISBA

4pm - 5.15pm - Session 2

  • Current challenges for the independent education sector and the role of the bursar - David Woodgate, Chief Executive, ISBA

11am - 12 noon - Session 3

  • The challenges of being a bursar in different types and sizes of school - city or rural, day or boarding

​Finding the ideal job - Independent sector recruitment consultant specialist

4pm - 5pm - Session 4

  • Current operational issues in schools

Opportunity to take part in Q&A sessions on both days.

You are advised to book early as the number of places available are limited in order to provide a valuable attendee experience during the webinars.

Click here to book your place.

Who should attend?

Those looking to become a bursar who are not currently working in the independent school sector as well as support staff in independent schools who have considerable administrative management experience and are looking to progress their career.

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