Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to our most frequently asked questions...
Who owns the business?
SCL is a family run business, where the owners, Lewis Field and Steve Franks, are still profoundly involved in the business today, including working in our Head Office on a day to day basis and interacting with all staff on all levels. Lewis and Steve, being inspired by their own professional Football and Sports coaching background, made the decision to set up the SCL Education Group in 1999, when they were in their early 20’s in order to inspire and motivate children and young people.
Where would I be based?
SCL’s Head Office, known as our Head Centre is based in Sandhurst, Berkshire, which is close to the Surrey / Hampshire / Berkshire border. We have vacancies for staff to be based at Sports Clubs, colleges and schools throughout the country, from Exeter to Newcastle and everything in between.
Many of our team are based in the region they live in. If you apply for a job with us, we will find a position as local to you as possible, however if you have a desire for internal promotion for a role further afield, we have had many staff moving into a new location when the right opportunity arises.
Are you only a Football business?
No we aren’t. We started as a children’s football coaching company and we are now a government approved education provider delivering further and higher education and apprenticeships.
In addition, our children’s activities division delivers PE and sports in schools, and we also deliver Ofsted registered breakfast and after school care clubs and holiday camps.
We are now diversifying into other sectors too… watch this space!
How many staff are in the business?
We have over 250 staff employed across the business.
What training and development do you offer for your staff?
We have a wide range of training opportunities from Apprenticeships in Sport, Childcare of Customer Service to teacher training opportunities with the option for individuals to study their DTTLs to enable them to teach young adults from 16-18 years of age. If there is a course that would benefit your role (be it marketing, sales or finance or anything else), we will encourage you to pursue it. We ensure that everyone of the team is able to meet with their manager to discuss their work and future development. Not only that, but we offer mentoring schemes where you can speak to another member of the team for guidance/advice which can be very reassuring when starting a new role.
What opportunities are there for promotion?
In short….loads! We are a growing company and we love nothing more than promoting our own team. We have lots of success stories where our employees have had one or a number of promotions during their time at SCL. Opportunities for progression start with Apprentices. We run our own Apprenticeship scheme where we are able to recruit young people and nurture our own talent, with career paths being available into children services, teaching and administration. Not only that our staff throughout the business are encouraged to apply for different roles within their own and other departments. Many employees in our Senior Management team have been promoted from within.
Are there opportunities for me to meet other members of the team if I work remotely?
Yes, both on a work level and socially. We have regional managers who will keep in constant touch with you. Not only that but you will attending regular team training and CPD days were you will get to meet your team, share ideas and build some strong and lasting relationships. We also arrange two company wide social events in the summer and at Christmas and we also have a company newsletter which keeps you updated with all SCL news!