U16-U23 Domestic Scout (North or South)

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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This scouting role is to cover the 16-23-year-old range at Category 1-4 football clubs.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleU16-U23 Domestic Scout (North or South)
LocationWolverhampton, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionScouting, Recruitment & Performance AnalysisConsultancy
Employment TermsFixed Term, Full Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details

JOB TITLE: U16-U23 Domestic Scout (North or South)
DEPARTMENT: First Team
REPORTS TO: Head of Recruitment
LOCATION: Home based with weekly travel to Wolverhampton
HOURS: 37.5 per week. Fixed Term role until 30th May 2020
DATE: August 2019

We are Wolves. Progressive, determined, bright, unified and humble. A pack that is hungry for success. Wolves is one of the fastest growing professional football clubs in the UK, and also boasts one of the richest histories in the beautiful game.

Formed in 1877, Wolves was a founder member of the Football League, and was one of the country's most successful sides in the fifties and sixties. During a two decade spell the Black Country's most decorated side won three First Division titles and one of its four FA Cups.

Fast forward to 2019, where an incredible two seasons at Molineux has seen Wolves clinch the SkyBet Championship trophy with 99 points, followed by a seventh-place finish in the Premier League,which included memorable wins over Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal.

But at Wolves it is all about what we will do, not what we have done. We don't simply look to the future, we seize it.We take seriously our commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and to ensuring that Wolves is free from discrimination and harassment.

Job purpose

This scouting role is to cover the 16-23-year-old range at Category 1-4 football clubs. There may be a requirement to cover scouting duties abroad or for youth tournament football. This role will include one day a week at Compton (Wolverhampton) to feedback on players and to understand how the department works and the type of players we're looking to recruit. The planning of fixtures,networking and a driving licence are a requirement for this role as well as maintaining good working relationships and excellent communication skills.

Key responsibilities

- Identification of potential Wolves targets to fit the current player position profiles

- Live scouting and video scouting

- Fixture planning

- Writing reports onto SAP Sports One database

- Building key relationships at clubs and in the agency network

- Producing and presenting PowerPoint or similar player profiles

General responsibilities

- Compliance with Club policies

- Compliance with the Club's health and safety procedures

- Compliance with the Club's safeguarding policies

- To promote the Club's values

- To work consistently to embed equality & diversity into the Club

- To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected

- To maintain professional conduct at all times

Safeguarding

- This role carries a specific safeguarding responsibility. This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club's commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people.

Key relationships

- Reports to the Head of Recruitment and overlaps communication with the Head of Academy Recruitment

- Scouting Co-ordinator and the Scouting Data Analyst

- Agents and Football contacts

- European and Domestic Scouts

Scope of job

- No direct staff managed

- This role will oversee either the whole north or whole south of England.

- Working hours include days, evenings and weekends – whenever games are played

Knowledge: the level and breadth of knowledge to do the job e.g. understanding of a defined system,method or procedure, legal or regulatory frameworks etc

Essential

- Previous scouting experience at Cat 1 / Premier League level in the U16-U23 age range

- Clean driving licence

- Enhanced DBS

- Computer literate, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Wyscout, Instat, SAP Sports One

Technical/work-based skills: skills specific to the job e.g. language competence, typing skills, coaching skills etc

Essential

- Football background at elite level either playing, coaching or scouting

General skills and attributes: more general characteristics e.g. flexibility, communication skills, team working etc

Essential

- Understanding of how to work safely with children and/or vulnerable adults and uphold generally accepted practice when working with those participants.

- Promote, adhere to and implement the Club's Equality Policy and to work consistently to embed equality and diversity within Club.

Experience: proven record of experience in a particular field, profession or specialism.

Essential

- Previous working experience at Cat 1 level (scouting or coaching)

Desirable

- Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

Qualifications: the level of educational, professional and/or occupational training required

Essential

- Post-holder must hold or obtain at the earliest opportunity the relevant safeguarding training (i.e.FA Safeguarding Children Workshop)

- Post-holder will be subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level and cleared by the Wolves Safeguarding Manager

How To Apply

Please complete our application form and diversity monitoring form, then email them to jobs@wolves.co.uk, including the job reference code JM-110-30082019 in the subject line.

Application Form

Diversity Monitoring Form

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