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Job listing closed on 4 Jul 2023
17 Apr 2023

U6 - U9 Scout/Coach

🇬🇧 London, UK
Part Time
1+ year exp.

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than a century of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.

About this role:

Crystal Palace FC Academy are looking for driven, reliable, and passionate people to strengthen the scouting and pre-academy department. The chosen individual will play a key role in building relationships with local grassroots clubs and identifying talented players at the Pre-Academy ages as well as at U9 level. Alongside, coaching the u6/7/8s. As the club continues to establish itself as a Category 1 Academy, we are keen to develop our scouting and Cat 1 coaching philosophy further.

You will need to have a proven track record of building relationships in the local community and experience of identifying talent in the local area.


  • Identifying and monitoring local grassroots talent to join our Academy by attending games, tournaments and training sessions weekly.

  • Helping to build and maintain relationships with local grassroots clubs & coaches.

  • Writing reports to help improve knowledge of players via the club’s scouting system.

  • Attending CPFC Academy Talent ID events and showcase games as requested by your coordinator.

  • Liaising with your coordinator and communicating your weekly scouting activity.

  • Ensuring you are available to attend recruitment department meetings and CPD events.

  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

  • Be available to coach 3 times per week (Saturday games also)

  • Experienced in coaching pre-academy ages.

  • Be able to follow the CPFC coaching philosophy and syllabus.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.

  • Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

Experience, Skills, and Qualifications:

  • An FA Level 1 & 2 in Talent ID

  • FA Coaching Level 2 (B Licence or working towards)

  • A Valid Driving License

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Completed an FA Safeguarding Children Course

  • Full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Criminal Record Check (CRC)

  • Experience of working in football recruitment

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Flexible and available to work unsociable hours

  • Able to work using your own initiative and as part of a team


  • Reward and Discount Scheme

  • Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme

  • 20% Discount in our Retail Stores

Our commitment to Equality

At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the club's activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you require any disability-related adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected]. We are here to help you through the whole recruitment process including trying to apply for a vacancy, getting in touch with us through the process, and/or helping with access in case you are required to come in for an interview.


Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to any relevant security checks as required.