Academy Manager - Newcastle

  • Job Reference: VPC80CA91C
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Recruiter: SCL Education Group
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Come to work at SCL, have fun, feel inspired and be inspiring! Every single person who works at SCL is making a difference in our local communities and having a huge impact on children and young people's lives.   
Founded in 1999, SCL is the UK's largest provider of education and skills training within the sports and active childcare sector working with grassroots Academies through to Premiership Football Clubs such as West Ham Foundation, Premiership Rugby, and Elite Cricket Clubs, positively impacting the future prospects of children and young people.  
When you join us, you will see that working for us is more than just a job - you will be part of a team who have built a highly successful, fast-growing business. 

Working closely with SCLs Curriculum Manager and all site SCL teachers, Academy Manager is responsible for the management of the Sports Enrichment programme as well as the sports coaches positioned at their site.  In addition, the Academy Manager will have an active role in supporting the consistent delivery of exceptional teaching, learning and assessment which maximises learner progress and enhances each learner's opportunity for achieving a positive and sustained destination. 

They will be responsible for effectively managing and supporting all sports coaches within their site to ensure that everyone is working together to achieve the best outcome for SCL and our learners. 

This will include creating operational plans as well as ensuring quality is managed and service delivery supports the business strategy, goals, and objectives.

Key Skills/Experience

  • At least UEFA B coaching qualification
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience within an associated/similar role.
  • Proven experience of providing an outstanding sporting experience.
  • Experience of commercial and business development including building relationships with key employer links, universities, and other stakeholders.
  • Experience meeting challenging KPIs in a complex setting.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Experience of and an ability to co-ordinate sports curriculum development, planning and delivering outstanding quality assurance and improvement.
  • Experience of meeting students' needs and impacting positively on the student experience.
  • Proven experience of effectively managing teams to deliver challenging KPIs and high-level performance
  • Ability to cultivate an aspirational culture in which the team and students can thrive and grow.
  • Strong motivation to lead the achievement of outstanding.
  • Ability to plan, communicate and problem solve effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Self-managing/reflective
  • Ability to act as an ambassador for SCL with a range of external organisations, stakeholders, and the community.
  • An understanding of Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults within the workplace
  • Full commitment to Equal Opportunities and anti-discriminatory working practices

What SCL Offer-

  • Attractive benefits for you and your family - We offer Life Assurance, Income Protection and reimbursement for dental, optical and alternative health therapies to all our staff.
  • An exciting and rewarding employee recognition scheme - We make sure excellence is recognised and give our stars a very special VIP experience at our annual awards.
  • Outstanding internal promotion prospects
  • Investment and Training - We are dedicated to developing you to reach your potential.
  • Companywide Socials - A chance for the entire company to get together.
  • Excellent Staff discounts on SCL services - Opportunity to save on childcare costs at SCL provisions.

The safety and welfare of children is paramount to SCL, all applicants will be subject to thorough background checks to ensure their suitability to work with children. These will include, but are not limited to; reference checks, police checks, DBS checks and qualification checks.