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Job listing closed on 3 Feb 2024
23 Jan 2024

Women's Team Scout (Casual)

🇬🇧 Brentford, UK
2+ years exp.
£15.10 per hour

Job Title: Women's Team Scout (Casual)

Department: Women's Team

Reporting: Women's Team Scouting Coordinator

Location: Various locations within the Brentford Estate

Salary: £15.10 per hour

Closing Date: 2 February 2024

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.

We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.

We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.

At Brentford FC we want everyone to feel valued and included. Therefore, we will do what we can to support applicants with disabilities and long-term health conditions as part of our application process. If you require any adjustments or support, please contact us on [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements in line with the Equality Act 2010.

The role of the Women’s Team Scout

Brentford FC’s women’s first team currently plays in tier six of the women’s football pyramid, but we are committed to progressing up the leagues as quickly as possible. The role of the Women’s Team Scout will be to support the team in identifying and bringing in players that can assist with the achievement of the club’s women’s team strategy. This is a part-time role (anticipated to be 5-10 hours per week) and will be primarily based out in the field assessing players across the relevant leagues in and around London.

Main Accountabilities

  • To attend regular women’s fixtures locally and regionally across the relevant women’s leagues and tiers.
  • To maintain and update the performance reports and other relevant databases, apps, and programmes to monitor, track and report back on targeted players.
  • Work closely with the Scout Coordinator and liaise with the women’s Technical Lead around the identification and signing of players.
  • Attend recruitment meetings with key personnel.
  • To ensure all scout activity plans are updated on a weekly basis.
  • To be an integral member of the women’s staff team.
  • To follow a clear strategy for the scouting and recruitment of players ages 16 and above.
  • To implement agreed actions outlined in the club’s women’s team recruitment strategy, both locally and regionally in line with the FA (Football Association) and league regulations.
  • To act in line with all relevant policies related to recruitment, scouting and all other general club policies.

Key Internal Relationships

  • Women’s football team staff including Technical Lead, General Manager, Scout Coordinator, and other scouts.
  • Fan & Community Relations
  • People & Compliance
  • Football Operations
  • Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

  • Talent ID Level 1 or other equivalent qualification
  • FA Safeguarding certificate
  • Team player who is flexible and able to adapt to changing business needs.
  • Experience in the women’s game as a player, coach or as a member of staff or volunteer within a club
  • A keen interest in talent ID, recruitment, and development within the women’s game
  • Knowledge of the women’s football pyramid, tiers 1-6.
  • Committed to equality and diversity.
  • Ability to adhere to talent ID frameworks.
  • Willingness to learn and continuously develop.
  • Personal integrity and the ability to invoke trust and respect from others.
  • Ability to travel to different sites.
  • Valid DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check

General Club Accountabilities

  • To comply with all Club policies, including health and safety, data regulations and other legal, ethical and social requirements.
  • To build and maintain good working relationships while maintaining a professional image.
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
  • To ensure compliance with the Clubs Safeguarding Policy and processes.
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Code of Conduct.
  • Ensure that all contact with potential players and their representatives complies with the Club’s Safeguarding Policy.

Person Specification – Desirable Personal Characteristics

  • Talent ID Level 2 or above
  • Prior experience of talent ID, recruitment, and development within the women’s game
  • Prior experience of scouting and analysis
  • Valid membership of FA License Coaches Club
  • General knowledge of the football industry, regulations, and player recruitment