Head of Product Development

A bit about us…

NCFE, one of the UK’s leading fastest growing, most innovative qualification awarding organisations, has an exciting opportunity as Head of Product Development.

To achieve the ambitious levels of organisational performance that we’re striving for, we have high expectations of each and every one of our talented colleagues. Our culture is focused on results and we like our colleagues to work smart and have real pride in the outcomes they achieve. ‘Be the best’ is one of our core values and our colleagues should exhibit this confidence and dedication to reaching our goals.

A bit about the opportunity, the team and you…

About the opportunity

Reporting into our Director of Quality and Product, this role is key to create vision, set direction and manage performance across the Product Development team. You will lead, coach and develop the team, manage department resources and budget, of circa 2 million per year, to exceed performance levels and awarding objectives.

About the team

The Product Development team identifies which products we will develop and then develops, evaluates and re-develops them within our priority markets and industry sectors, making sure that what we do is in line with our business goals, regulatory compliance and educational policy landscape.

About you

You will be a highly driven, motivational leader with the ability to create vision and drive a team to achieve objectives. You will be an experienced product development manager and ideally have an understanding of further education and awarding. You will be solution focused and have a passion for problem solving.


  • A competitive salary of circa £55,000 and benefits package.
  • Joining a passionate team with a sense of humour.
  • Daily inspiration of exposure to lots of interesting and passionate people who work for us.
  • ‘That Friday feeling’ – our employees work Monday to Friday and have their weekends off.
  • Festive cheer – an additional 3 days off at Christmas.