Director of Strategy, Products and Innovation

  • Job Reference: VPA7B314F5
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2024
  • Recruiter: SCL Education Group
  • Location: REMOTE
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Head / Deputy Head Teacher
  • 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. 

Main purpose


SCL's main purpose is to change the future of children and adults  through education. We have all seen throughout history the power and energy that sport, creative arts and esport brings to teach people the attributes of a winning team mentality. To be at your best you must focus on how you prepare yourself to succeed.


At SCL, we apply these principles to how we teach education programmes, to focus on how we engage and motivate you and develop you academically, mentally, and physically.



Founded in 1999, SCL Education Group is one of the UK's largest providers of education and skills training within the sports, leisure  and dance and arts sector.  Our delivery ranges from inspirational sports education and holiday clubs for school children, to providing further education to young people in our sporting academies as well as apprenticeships for adult learners across 100 industries nationally.

SCL have over 20 years' experience in the industry and are on a journey to set the standard for education that truly inspires young people to succeed and helps current and future generations of professionals to unlock their potential. SCL are proud to teach, motivate and develop more than 4,000 learners nationally in real sport, eSports and creative environments every year nationwide helping them on their journey to the next steps in their career.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • To develop and deliver an annual plan linked to the project and product strategic plan/priorities that includes the review, re-development, development, and research required for the SCL education portfolio.
  • To identify and submit recommendations and business cases for review, redevelopment, and development requests for SCL Education products in line with company and strategic priority requirements.
  • To effectively source, commission and manage subject specialists whilst negotiating effectively to achieve ambitions.
  • Lead a team of product and content developers in line with strategic projects and product development plans.
  • Develop and present evidence-based strategies to aid curriculum development and innovation in teaching and learning across the group.
  • Coordinate central and group support functions to enable organisation wide alignment with product development and innovation, including Compliance, Quality Assurance and improvement, Marketing, Account Managers, and Business Change amongst others.
  • To be responsible for and manage the preparation, revision, and resubmission of evidence, including specifications, to meet company, regulatory and stakeholder requirements.
  • Review, analyse and assess critical education policy, research and publications to ensure SCL is at the forefront of the further education and skills landscape.