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Head of Capital

10 May 2019   |   Within the range £45,000 to £55,000, subject to experience and qualifications.


Salary  Within the range £45,000 to £55,000. Subject to qualification and experience.
Duration of Post Permanent
Start Date TBC
Reporting to Chief Operating Officer
Work Commitment Full time, 52 weeks per year
Closing Date Tuesday 28th May at 12noon


The Head of Capital is a new role reporting to the Chief Operating Officer.  The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for many aspects of the effective operation of the Academy Trust, ensuring its activities and support services are properly aligned to provide stewardship, support and security to Wellspring’s diverse, high performing and autonomous Academies.

We are seeking an exceptional Head of Capital to join the Trust to lead on the strategy and management of Wellspring’s current £120million estate.

The Head of Capital will be responsible for the strategic, prioritised investment of the Trust’s capital allocation, including the construction of new facilities, extensions, adaptations and other alterations.  They will ensure that a planned maintenance programme supports forward focused projects as well as efficiently responding to reactive priorities.  The post-holder will ensure all Wellspring assets comply with legal and regulatory standards, that policies and procedures are robust, environmentally conscious and that our Academies are safe places to learn, work and visit.

The Head of Capital will work independently and in partnership with Regional Heads of Operations, Academy Principals, Estates Managers including their extended teams and the Trust Procurement Manager.  They will liaise frequently with key stakeholders including Board Directors and Governors, Local Authorities (LA), the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and contractors.

Effective communications and relationships will be at the heart of this role, as will be a deep connection with our support hubs.  These hubs are our support ‘team around the Principal’, a cross-functional team of technical professionals providing support services to Academy clusters.

Their purpose is simple but vital… enable our Academies to make a difference through effective and culturally aligned professional advice, guidance and support.

Your approach will be engaging, persuasive, considerate and agile.  You will take key stakeholders along with you, ensuring transformational change and strategic alignment.

The ability to analyse, refine and communicate information and its context to senior leaders is an important facet of this role.  You will actively form and nurture relationships – internally and externally – understanding the importance of active and transparent engagement.

You will be results focused, collaborative and a systems-thinker.  You will have a track record of successfully delivering substantial programmes.



Job Description and Person Specification

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How to apply

Please submit completed applications to or to Human Resources, Wellspring Academy Trust, Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW

If you would like further information about the role, please don’t hesitate to contact HR on 01226 720747.


Disclosure & Barring Service

Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. 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 record check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.

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