Watford FC

Watford FC

Academy Head Of Recruitment


Role Type



Posting Date

May 4, 2022

Role description

Job Description An exciting opportunity has become available within Watford Football Clubs Academy. We are looking to recruit an Academy Head of Recruitment to be a part of a forward-thinking team responsible for implementing and managing the recruitment process and to recommend players, suitable for the Academy across all three phases of the player pathway (U8 to U21’s). You must have: • Hold the recognised FA Talent ID qualification Level 3 or above • Experience of identifying players appropriate for a professional football club and/or academy • Experience of using PMA system • Network of contacts within the game • FA Safeguarding Certificate • Analytical and process driven in approach • Excellent communication skills • Excellent organisational and time management skills • The ability to work effectively under own initiative and also as a member of a team • Hands on approach with a can-do attitude • Ability to multi-task in a fast pace ever changing environment • Ability to remain calm under pressure. • Ability to anticipate and prioritise workload • Excellent I.T skills including Word, Powerpoint and Excel • Understanding of the Clubs commitment to EDI & Safeguarding • Full UK driving licence or ability to travel to various locations due to the demands of the role • The necessary Disclosure and Barring Service check will apply to this post. You would ideally have, but not vital: • Experience of leading a small team • Experience of working within sporting environment preferable football • Understanding of all governing bodies rules and regulations, (PL, The FA. EPPP, EFL etc.)

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