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Design Technician (CAD)

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Wellspring is a growing community of 31 Primary, Secondary, Special and Alternative Provision Academies across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. We believe in making a real difference by improving the lives and life chances of every young person in our care. Our Academies are vibrant, autonomous, community focused and highly successful. Whether at the start of their school life or heading into adulthood, we treat all our pupils with ‘unconditional positive regard.’ This means we focus on understanding each child as an individual and meeting their own, unique needs. We do not believe that one size fits all. Our schools are all distinct and developed to support the specific needs of the communities they serve. We aspire to create learning environments that are bright, vibrant and thoughtfully designed. It is imperative that we focus on curating an Estate that is not only fit for purpose today but for the future. Your success, professional development and progression are important to us. You can expect an excellent induction, supportive leadership, funded professional development opportunities and an aspiration on the part of Wellspring to help realise your career ambitions. The Trust strives to be a diverse and inclusive place where we can ALL be ourselves. This role will enhance learning and life experiences for pupils, colleagues and communities. The postholder will have an affinity with this purpose. The Design Technician is a new role reporting to the Capital Lead and forms part of an expansion of the Capital team following continued growth of the Trust. The Capital Lead is responsible for the management of the School Condition Allocation programme and oversight of School Estate Development plans. We are seeking an experienced Design Technician to join the Trust to support the Capital team in the development and management of Wellsprings current £140million estate. The Design Technician will support the Project Managers in the development of small to medium sized capital projects from their inception through to their completion with oversight from the Capital Lead. It is critical that we create & maintain welcoming, vibrant and thoughtfully designed environments for children and colleagues. The post-holder will also aid the Capital team and Estate Managers in ensuring 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 Design Technician will be responsible for the development and compilation of accurate building information to allow for continued management of the estate. This will include reviewing existing buildings information, undertaking site surveys and developing scale floor plans and compiling building fabric & component schedules. The Design Technician will also support the design development of small to medium size Capital projects under the direction of the Project Managers and Capital Lead. This will include such projects as toilet refurbishments, classroom and space remodelling and interior fit-out upgrades. This will involve producing scale drawings (plans, sections and elevations), details, schedules and specifications for use by tendering contractors. Further, the role includes undertaking site inspections during the construction phase and to contribute to the close down of projects, defects review and handover/post occupancy information. CATHEDRAL THINKING Great Cathedrals take many generations to build, and are built to last. We are responsible for our buildings for over 100 years and are custodians of them. It is imperative that we curate our estate across the long term rather than the short term. The Design Technician will work with the Project Managers and in partnership with the Operations team, Academy Principals and Estates Managers including their extended teams. They will liaise frequently with key stakeholders including contractors, architects, consultants and other members of specific project teams. Our Support Hubs are our ‘team around the Principal’, a cross functional group of technical professionals providing support services to our Academy clusters. Excellent communications and the building of relationships will be key elements to this role, not just in relation to the Trust’s support hub members but also our external partners. As a Design Technician, you will have: • Personal integrity and a commitment to the Nolan principles of public service. • Experience in undertaking measured building surveys and producing accurate plans in AutoCAD. • Experience of developing design drawings for small to medium sized building and interior works. • A strong understanding of construction, design and materiality. • A commitment to professional development. • Experience within a multi-disciplinary team of design and/or building professionals. • Experience in liaising with contractors and suppliers. • Excellent relational skills, building rapport and enjoying influence with a variety of stakeholders. • Highly effective problem solving and decision-making skills, exercising professional initiative and creativity related to complex issues. • An ambition to develop your career with the aid of Wellspring Academy Trust. • An affinity with Wellspring’s culture and purpose. Please visit our website to download an application pack and for further information about the role: If you would like any further information on the role please contact Shaun Kiernan on 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 and an online check 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 All applicants need to complete the Equal Opportunities form. 

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