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Operations and Estates Manager

06 Apr 2021   |   Wellspring Academy Trust   |   £30,000 - £35,000


Reporting to Head of Regional Operations
Duration of Post Permanent
Hours Full-time
Work Commitment 52 weeks per year
Salary £30,000 – £35,000 (subject to experience and qualifications)
Start Date As soon as possible
Closing Date Monday 19 April 2021, at 9am
Interview Date Wednesday 28th April 2021
Applications Completed applications are to be sent to Human Resources at:

Wellspring Academy Trust is a growing Multi-Academy Trust currently supporting twenty five 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 Operations & Estates Manager to join our talented and hardworking team. The post holder will support the Head of Regional Operations to deliver safe, fit for purpose and inspirational school environments for our young people.

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

The Operations & Estates Manager will play a vital role, leading and coordinating our enthusiastic team of operatives and work in close partnership with our Academy Leaders.

The role will support Wellspring’s Special Provision Partnership across the Barnsley and Kirklees region.  The role involves knowledge of facilities management services including PFI arrangements and contract management.

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, ambitious and highly organised.
  • Enjoy leading an inclusive team.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Understand the importance of completing work to a very high standard.
  • Build relationships and have a commitment to supporting the work of passionate education leaders.
  • Take great pride in the work for which they are responsible.
  • Highly experienced in facilities and compliance management across multiple sites.
  • Have a strong understanding of maintenance systems and compliance.
  • Have experience operating facilities using intelligent, digitally controlled building management systems.
  • Have project management experience.


Please complete the attached application form and return to  CV’s will not be accepted.

Application Form

Operations Estates Manager Job Description

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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