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22 Oct 2023

Casual Scout (Various Locations)

🇬🇧 Sheffield, UK
3+ years exp.

Sheffield United Football Club is actively seeking new academy scouts to enhance our talent recruitment team. For this role we are particularly interested in candidates who possess a robust understanding of local football, coupled with strong connections within the relevant zones. The successful candidates will play a pivotal role in identifying and scouting promising talent in these areas.

The following opportunities are currently open:

  • 3 x Zone 4 (Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford) Scout Post ref: AC052024-AS4
  • 2 x Zone 3 (Chesterfield, Mansfield, Nottingham) Scout Post ref: AC052024-AS4

Role Responsibilities:

  • To identify players over the course of the season within the designated age groups for academy selection.
  • Develop contacts outside SUFC with goals of connecting more players to the club within Sheffield and surrounding areas.
  • To provide written documentation on potential players for the Academy Recruitment team.
  • To provide match reports on all games attended.
  • Serve as a Club ambassador within the academy system and other respective divisions.
  • Liaise with the Emerging Talent Centre Coaches and the Zone Coordinator regarding the identification of talented players.
  • To be aware of equality and diversity principles within the recruitment and selection of players.
  • Attend CPD events put on by the Academy Recruitment Department.
  • Attend Scouts meetings put on by Zone Coordinators and the Academy Recruitment Department.
  • Attend the Emerging Talent Centre or Academy games once every 3 months.
  • Any other reasonable requests as directed by management.

Club Wide Responsibilities:

  • To adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
  • To report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
  • To report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
  • To adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.

The following criteria are essential for the role:

  • FA Talent ID Level 1 Certificate
  • FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Full Driving License
  • Prior experience working with Club coaches, scouts, and officials.
  • Understanding of Academy football.
  • Knowledge of the locality you are working in.

The following criteria are desirable for the role:

  • FA Talent ID Level 2 Certificate.
  • Contacts within grassroots Clubs and private academies within the area you work.
  • Understanding of the policies and procedures used in Academy Recruitment.
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