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Landscape Architect

25 Aug 2021   |   Wellspring Academy Trust   |   £30,000-35,000
Duration of Post Permanent
Hours 37.5 hours per week
Work Commitment 52 weeks
Salary £30,000 to £35,000
Closing date Friday 1st October 2021, 9am
Interviews Friday 8th October 2021
Start Date As soon as possible
Applications In addition to the application form the applicants should submit a 1 A4 page personal statement along with 3-5 pieces from their portfolio (preference for Education projects).

All applications are to be sent to: Human Resources at

Wellspring Academy Trust is a growing Multi-Academy Trust, currently supporting 29 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 Landscape Architect with design flair and experience in developing ambitious educational landscapes to join our talented and hardworking team. The post holder will support the Head of Capital to  master plan external spaces across our estate. Wellspring Academy Trust believes that vibrant external learning spaces are essential to pupil development.

Wellspring places great emphasis on the quality of its physical environments including its external spaces, actively seeking opportunities for continuous improvement and regeneration. We aim to achieve this by developing multiyear external master plans, which the Landscape Architect will creatively develop and help our academies implement.

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 build Alternative Academies in Lincolnshire.  These represent a total investment of over £80million.

Wellspring is at an exciting point in its development with several pipeline academies and four further new builds in development. The continuing growth of the Trust offers exciting pathways for ambitious and dynamic individuals who are determined to make a difference. This role is ideally suited to a chartered Landscape Architect who has a passion for external school environments.

For any discussions about the post, please contact Shaun Kiernan on or 07957 224987.

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 currently underrepresented within our teams, such as those from a Black or Minority Ethnic background.
  • Are self-motivated, ambitious and highly organised.
  • Enjoy working as part of an inclusive team.
  • Have a commitment to supporting the work of education leaders and who are passionate about learning.

All applicants need to complete the 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.

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.

Application Form – Central Team

Personal Statement

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