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Estates Site Operative, Leeds

05 May 2022   |   Wellspring Academy Trust   |   £20,418.38 - £20,825.95 (subject to qualifications and experience)

Wellspring Academy Trust is a growing Multi-Academy Trust, currently supporting twenty eight Academies. We are committed to making a difference to the lives and life chances of the young people and the communities we serve. We are an education charity with Academies in the Primary, Secondary, Special and Alternative Education sectors.

We require an experienced and passionate Estates Site Operative to join our talented and hardworking estates team. The post holder will support the Senior Site Operative and Estates Manager to deliver safe, fit for purpose and inspirational school environments for our young people. 

The role will be based in Leeds supporting our academies in the West region.

Wellspring places great emphasis on the quality of its physical environments, actively seeking opportunities for continuous improvement and regeneration. In recent years, the Trust has seen exponential growth through Academy conversions and the development of new Academies.  The most notable new developments being three state of the art Special Schools in Leeds, a 420 place modular mainstream Primary School in Leeds and four traditional built Alternative Academies in Lincolnshire, with a total investment of over £80million.

Wellspring is at an exciting point in its development with several pipeline academies and three new build Free Schools in development. The continuing growth of the Trust offers exciting pathways for ambitious and dynamic individuals who are determined to make a difference. 

We value our people. Collegial working at all levels is central to our culture. High quality induction training and ongoing professional development support are guaranteed.

We are interested in hearing from people who:

  • Are self-motivated, customer focused, efficient and organised.
  • Understand the importance of completing work to a high standard.
  • Take great pride in the work for which they are responsible.
  • Experienced in carrying out building maintenance and multi trade repair and refurbishment tasks.
  • Experience in facilities and compliance management across multiple sites

Application Form – Central Team

Site Operative – Job Description


Reporting to Estates Manager/ Senior Site Operative
Duration of Post Permanent
Work Commitment 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary £20,418.38 – £20,825.95 (dependent on qualifications and experience)
Closing Date Friday 20th May 2022
Interview Dates TBC
Applications Completed applications are to be sent to: Human Resources at

We are committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity. We want our people to reflect the diversity of our communities, and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, especially from under-represented groups, including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

All applicants should complete the attached Equal Opportunities form. Please click this link

Wellspring Academy Trust recognises that it has a statutory and moral duty towards safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and, if appropriate, vulnerable adults who participate in any Trust activities and expects all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS is required for this post. References will be taken up prior to interview. 

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post. 

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