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Brentford FC

Brentford FC

Academy Lead Recruitment Scout FDP 7-11


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Jul 1, 2024


About the job
Job Title: Academy Lead Recruitment Scout FDP 7-11

Department: Recruitment

Reporting: Academy Recruitment Coordinator

Location: Training Ground – Jersey Road

Salary: Competitive

Regulated Role: Yes

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.
Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.
We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.
We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.
We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities. Should you require any workplace accommodations (also known as ‘reasonable adjustments’), you will have the opportunity to let us know at appropriate points in the hiring process.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team. We remind those barred from regulated activity that it is an offence to apply for such positions.

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you may be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and this will include any time living or working outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at

Please also note that a CV application will not be sufficient. Applications will not be considered where the application form has not been completed in full.

If the role you are applying for involves regulated activity and you have been shortlisted for a first stage interview, you will be asked to fill out a Declaration of Offences Form.

The Role of Academy Lead Recruitment Scout FDP 7-11

The successful candidate will provide accurate and actionable information on external players for the purpose of player recruitment within the academy age groups through live and video assessment of matches

Main Accountabilities

To ensure that any concerns you observe, or are raised with you in your role, are shared with the Safeguarding Team through appropriate channels
To lead our Foundation Phase recruitment operations reporting into the Academy Recruitment Coordinator
To lead the identification and assessment of players in the Foundation Phase age groups in conjunction with Brentford Football Club Academy process and structures
To coordinate and communicate with appointed Brentford Football Club scouts, ensuring that scouting processes and structures are adhered to
Work as an integral member of the Scouting Department in identifying players for the Club who meet the criteria and potential to play for Brentford Football Club
To be responsible for identifying and reporting on the most talented players within our catchment area
Assist on the scheduling and assigning of matches and tournaments to the Scouting Department to deliver a target driven approach
Liaise regularly with the Academy Recruitment Coordinator to contribute to the monthly lists of target players using subjective and objective data
Develop an extensive network of contacts within geographical areas to ensure the Club has a working knowledge of all talented players to support the identification of players for Brentford Football Club
To maintain knowledge of the standards of players required to improve playing squads and maintain accurate and detailed reports of all matches attended to ensure players are targeted on specific databases
Undertake continuous professional development (CPD) training and/or additional training as identified or required
To undertake any academy recruitment duties as requested by the Head of Academy Recruitment

General Club Accountabilities

To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies and with specific reference to the data regulations.
To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical, and social requirements.
To ensure compliance with the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and processes.
To ensure compliance with the Club’s Code of Conduct.
To promote equity, diversity and inclusion at the Club, in line with our EDI strategy
To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC
To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
Any other relevant tasks and duties as directed by your line manager

Key Internal Relationships

Head of Academy Recruitment
Academy Recruitment Coordinator
Pre-Academy Lead Scout
Academy Lead Recruitment Scout YDP
Academy Secretary
Academy Director
Head of Academy Football Development

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

FA Talent ID Level 2 minimum (or equivalent outside of England)
Experience working in elite Football environment
Excellent knowledge of player potential and performance
Knowledge of local catchment area
Considerable experience in the identification of young players
Ability to work under pressure & meet deadlines
Ability to work unsociable hours as required involving work outside normal office hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays)
A dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic individual
Proactive decision maker with excellent communication skills to work alongside other departments
Able to always maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information

Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics

FA Talent ID level 3
FA UEFA B coaching qualification

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 8 July 2024

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