Head of Learning Strategy

  • Are you curious, excited by experimentation and always looking for a better way of doing things?  
  • Do you want to keep learning and developing whilst getting hands-on, entrepreneurial, business building experience?
  • Do you want to work in a venture builder creating and delivering learning to accelerate knowledge-sharing and skill development?


If so, we would love to hear from you!

We are seeking dynamic individuals to join Blenheim Chalcot, a leading global venture builder. As the Head of Learning Strategy, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing a cutting-edge training curriculum. Your efforts will directly impact the acceleration of knowledge-sharing and skill development across our organization and portfolio companies, ultimately driving innovation and success.


Blenheim Chalcot is one of the leading venture builders in the world. Headquartered in London from our flagship White City Scale Space campus, we have been building exciting and disruptive businesses for over 20 years. Blenheim Chalcot is responsible for building some of the most innovative companies in the UK and increasingly around the world – with significant operations in India and the US, as well as emerging operations in Europe and Southeast Asia.

Our ventures are at the forefront of a multitude of industries being disrupted by digital including FinTech, EdTech, GovTech, Media, Sport, Charity and more. Our portfolio has been conceived and launched by us and employ over 3,000 employees. Our assets under management stand at more than £1.8bn and total portfolio sales is over £500 million.

Our team, Venture Builder Services (VBS), exists to support our ventures to be successful quickly, sustainably and with access to the best practice tools, solutions, and expertise. We provide a range of services to help new business get off the ground, including technology, growth (marketing and sales), talent, HR, finance, legal and tax.


15% of our partnerships and ventures are charities. These include the British Asian Trust, BabyZone and Onside Youth Zones. In the same way that we support our ventures, our Partners provide direct hands-on support to these charities by being active board members and offering expert advice.


  • Honesty and integrity – trustworthy
  • Resilience - keeps going when the going gets tough, remains optimistic in the face of challenges, open to feedback and willingness to change and experiment
  • Team work – is collaborative and supportive, elevating and developing others to deliver results
  • Innovation - restless to improve, challenges how to make things better
  • Deliver results - keeps promises, drives to achieve, commitment to high quality work
  • People awareness – collaborative and supportive, respectful
  • Commercial awareness - looks for best value solutions for the business, understand costs / revenues, spends money wisely


Key responsibilities

The Head of Learning Strategy is crucial in driving continuous learning and development across the Blenheim Chalcot portfolio. You will impact the broader portfolio by spearheading the design and implementation of tailored training programs. Working in RedTeam, our own internal L&D venture, and closely with cross-portfolio stakeholders you will ensure alignment with evolving business strategies, fostering knowledge-sharing and skill development for overall growth and success.

The role will have direct impact on the below. 

  • Learning Strategy - Lead on the development and implementation of a portfolio-wide learning strategy for a highly ambitious employer who prioritizes proactive people-building and development.
  • Training and Curriculum Development - Curate and update, as required, the RedTeam training curriculum, integrating the latest trends in tech, AI, and business strategy into new and existing trainings.
  • Training Delivery - Take a hands-on approach in delivering roughly 2-4 live trainings per week to a wide variety of learner cohorts.
  • Trainer Development and Management - Lead our Train the Trainer (TTT) program, which upskills employees across the portfolio to create a network of high-quality trainers, and manage this bench of trainers, matching them to various programs based on their skills and expertise.
  • Stakeholder Management - Engage with senior leaders and stakeholders to align training objectives with business goals, support them as they execute on their own learning strategies, and help them to build their internal training capabilities.
  • Research and Innovation - Research new developments in B2B SaaS, technology, and business strategy to bring new and cutting-edge ideas and practices into our training programs.

Specific duties

Depending on the project, you will need to be comfortable doing the following:

  • Lead on the development of training curriculum, deliver tailored programs, collaborate with stakeholders, and drive knowledge-sharing and skill development.
  • Own and deliver the program of work: put a structure around it, break it down into discrete pieces with clearly defined outputs.
  • Work in a highly entrepreneurial environment, focusing on execution and ensuring plans come to fruition.
  • Consistently build strong relationships with stakeholders centrally and in the portfolio companies.
  • Develop and contracting relationships with other businesses.
  • Lead and manage teams.


This role is an excellent platform for experienced professionals to take their career to the next level and an opportunity unlikely to be found anywhere else.  It provides an exceptional learning opportunity to develop strategic thinking, instructional expertise, and business acumen while contributing to organizational success.


The ideal candidate will have a track-record in delivering results in a fast-moving business and hence be comfortable with change and uncertainty. Excellent stakeholder management experience is essential to being successful in this role.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience in a tech-focused, fast-paced business environment, preferably in a venture builder or other startup ecosystem.
  • Familiarity with the following business sectors: FinTech, EdTech, MarTech, and MediaTech.
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field such as business administration, education, psychology, or technology.
  • Familiarity with popular generative AI tools and techniques and ability to use these to support training creation and delivery.
  • Excellent stakeholder management.
  • Be able to operate at a range of levels – both in terms of big picture strategic thinking, thought leadership and getting into the data and analysis


  • Be part of a leading global venture builder
  • Have the opportunity to be a part of and learn from the incredible talent in BC
  • Be exposed to the right mix of challenges, within a culture that promotes continuous learning and development
  • A fun and open, if a little cricket obsessed, atmosphere
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 25 days of paid holidays + your birthday off
  • Life Assurance (4 x annual salary), Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexible Benefits: Private Medical and Dental, Gym Subsidiaries


We have a rigorous recruitment process, which we use for all our roles to ensure we attract the very best talent. Blenheim Chalcot is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is one of our core values, thus making it core to our business. We strive to maximise the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from everyone. We encourage diversity through perspective, background, identity, and thought whilst also fostering an environment where everyone can express themselves regardless of your race, religion, sex, gender, colour, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristic. We are committed to continuing to nurture an inclusive environment and building a diverse workforce.

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