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Nottingham Forest Football Club

Nottingham Forest Football Club

Academy Local Scout


posting Date

role Type



Apr 18, 2024


Engagement: Casual ad-hoc engagement

Location: The Nigel Doughty Academy, Nottingham, NG2 7SR

Working Arrangements: On site

Closing Date For Applications: 26th April 2024

The role will have responsibility for recruitment of Academy players within the age range listed above in conjunction with the U7-U16 Academy Recruitment Team.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Attend/watch games and report in line with the NFFC reporting procedures and timeframes.
Provide recommendations for your area in line with the NFFC reporting procedures and timeframes.
Scout across other areas as directed by the Academy Recruitment Team.
Coordinate and submit the scout schedule for your area in line with the NFFC reporting procedures and timeframes.
Organise and chair regular area meetings and attend all other scout meetings and CPD events.
Coordinate regular communications with scouts and Academy Recruitment Team.
Maintain a thorough understanding of the football culture and infrastructure within your area.
Develop and maintain a strong network of contacts within clubs in your designated area.
To have a good understanding of and liaise as appropriate with NFFC Community Trust staff to assist in identifying talented young players in your area.
Coordinate tournament coverage across the area and maintain a calendar of upcoming events.
Liaise with other scouts and line manager.
Scout tournaments as directed by the Academy Recruitment Team.
Record details of the work undertaken in region in line with NFFC Scout Management procedures.
Assist in the collection of background information on potential players from your area.
Maintain up to date, in depth knowledge on the registered players at NFFC across your age groups.
Present updates from the area to the Academy Recruitment Team regularly.
Work on any other scouting projects as required by NFFC.
To abide by Local league, schools, local FA, Premier League and FA rules and regulations and rules and ensure NFFC and Academy policies and procedures are adhered to.
Identify, report, recommend and recruit players in your area.
Supporting the Education and Welfare Officer with safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
To maintain player information confidentiality and professional distance from all playing staff acting within professional codes of conduct and scope of practice at all times.

Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

Valid FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
Valid Driving Licence
FA Talent ID Qualification Level 2
FA CRB Enhanced Disclosure
Knowledge of the geographical area
Previous experience in a scouting role
Knowledge of the local leagues and managers

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Nottingham Forest Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy / maternity leave, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Nottingham Forest Football Club is a signatory of the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code. We are committed to developing policies to promote equal opportunities and diversity within our workforce. To monitor our progress against these commitments, we require all applicants to provide accurate diversity data during the application process.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding

As part of the Club’s commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant may be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (“DBS”) check or an enhanced DBS check. The results of a DBS check will be considered on an individual basis, and the Club will act in a proportionate manner when deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment.

An FA Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all relevant new appointments to the Club. Individuals will be asked to declare any convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs that may have been incurred. The Club reserves the right to carry out risk assessments where content has been disclosed on a DBS disclosure if it feels that it is relevant to the job requirements. Failure to satisfy the Club and the EFL's safeguarding requirements may lead to the job offer being withdrawn or, if they have already started employment, summary termination of the employment.

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