Manchester City FC banner
Manchester City FC logo
Job listing closed on 1 May 2024
18 Apr 2024

Casual Scout (Midlands)

🇬🇧 Manchester, UK
3+ years exp.



Opening Date: 17 Apr 2024

Full Time / Part Time: Variable Hours

Contract Type: Other Casual

Closing Date of Applications - 30th April 2024

Please note this role will have regional responsibilties within the Midlands region.

Our Story

Established in 2013, City Football Group is the world’s leading private owner and operator of football clubs, with total or partial ownership of thirteen clubs across the world. City Football Group also invests in other football related businesses and serves as a global commercial platform for our partners, whilst fulfilling our purpose of empowering better lives through football on a local and global scale, consistent with what “City” football has meant to people for over a century.

Our Winning Team

Our purpose is to empower better lives through football. We are proud of the role City Football Group clubs play in their localities, delivering positive economic, social and environmental impact through our operations and through programmes and activities that bring about meaningful, lasting change.

As a Casual Talent ID Scout , you will support the identification and assessment of youth players of potential interest for City Football Group (CFG) teams (Manchester City (main focus), New York City, Melbourne City) associated clubs (Yokohama F.Marinos, Shinju, Montevideo City Torque, Mumbai City, Lommel SK, Girona FC, ES Troyes AC and Palermo FC) and potential future clients.

Your Impact

  1. Provide key support to our UK and International Youth Scouting & Recruitment Managers in the identification and assessment of youth players (U13 - U18) of potential interest in domestic games and tournaments.
  2. To build an in-depth specialist knowledge and database of the youth (U13-U18) market to supplement a broad knowledge nationally.
  3. Provide written performance reports from live games and/or video content to support the cross-checking of domestic /international talent.
  4. Occasional national/International travel for cross-referencing of international and domestic talent.
  5. Develop an in-depth knowledge and opinion of players within the existing CFG Academy age groups.
  6. To contribute where possible to any projects that the Global Football Talent Management department may ask of you in support of the CFG teams and clients.
  7. 7 Promoting a positive market identity of the City Football Group with agents, representatives, clubs, federations, families and all key stakeholders.
  8. Support the Talent ID and recruitment process with video content from live and video-based talent identification on relevant players, as required within the needs of CFG.

What we are looking for


  • Working knowledge of category 1-3 academy functions
  • Working knowledge of PL Youth Development Regulations
  • Working knowledge of youth football at multiple levels in the North West region of England.
  • Use of industry leading technology to support effective talent identification
  • Experience using a range of IT software
  • Experience of using Scout 7/Instat
  • Demonstrable experience of scouting role within a Football league club previously
  • Minimum level 2 FA Talent ID
  • FA Safeguarding and First Aid


  • FA Coaching Qualifications

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.

Job Segment: Database, Technology