Newport County FC

Newport County FC

Academy Head of Recruitment


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 4, 2022

Role description

Role Responsibilities & Key Duties

To lead a team of scouts
Identify and recruit players to NCAFC Academy, and girls development centre
Responsible for recruitment and training of Club Scouts
Build relationships with Key stakeholders in the market place, agents, clubs etc
Translate a recruitment strategy into specific actions and regular targets
To provide relevant feedback to line management as required
Ensure compliance with all relevant club policies including health & safety and safeguarding policies
To ensure compliance with all relevant, legal, regulatory ethical and social requirements including EEEP
To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally always maintaining a professional image when representing NCAFC football club
To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and it’s personnel
To contribute to the recruitment & trial process of the programme if/when required
To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times
To attend all Academy meetings where applicable
To undertake appropriate CPD in line with EFL rules and regulations
To complete any other duties as deemed reasonable by the Academy Manager or Phase Lead


FA Talent ID Level 2
FA Talent ID level 1
UEFA B licence outfield award
Recognised First Aid Qualification (Emergency Aid)
DBS check

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Extensive knowledge and experience of the role and the position
Excellent at creating structure and running processes
Outstanding people skills
Ability to build relationships
Experience of scouting & talent identification processes and procedures
Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)


Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
A genuine team player
A reliable individual

Personal Qualities

Displays a high level of discretion
Personable with an ability to build individual relationships
Hardworking and enthusiastic
Empathetic to young players
Ability to adapt to changing circumstances
Loyal and committed

Safeguarding Statement

Newport County AFC is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and may include checks against the Barred Lists, as such it is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared”.

Relevant information and / or documents will be distributed as part of the recruitment process.

BAME Declaration

The English Football League has introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under- representation of coaches and managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds. New regulations require clubs to shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where an application has been received) for all roles in Academy football that require a UEFA A or UEFA B Licence.

As part of the application process, you will therefore be asked to declare your ethnicity.

E & D Statement

Newport County AFC Academy is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity.

To apply please complete the NCAFC application form no C.V’s will be accepted and email your application.

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