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Manchester United FC

Manchester United FC

Academy Recruitment Analyst


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Apr 11, 2024


Location: Carrington Training Complex

At Manchester United, we want to create a high-performance culture where everyone can be their best and thrive.

We are committed to the continual growth and development of colleagues through access to skills platforms such as LinkedIn Learning. We also offer a range of wellbeing support, including an employee assistance programme, access to health checks, digital GPs & nutritionists through Aviva Digicare+ Workplace, enhanced family leave, plus schemes such as Cycle 2 Work and holiday purchasing, where you can buy up to 10 extra days of additional leave. When working onsite, you’ll have access to a complimentary lunch and parking every day, alongside gym facilities and regular colleague socials.

From a reward perspective, in recognition of high performance, all colleagues are entitled to an annual performance bonus. As a member of our team, you’ll also gain access to an exclusive range of club and partner discounts via our benefits platform, United Rewards.

The Purpose

To support with accurate collection and analysis of all academy scouting reports, data, information and video to deliver a comprehensive Scouting Analysis service.

The Role

The administration and delivery of a comprehensive Scouting Analysis service.
The generation of video and statistical data using a range of computerised systems.
Presentation and maintenance of the live statistical data and on individual targets.
Working with performance analysts to film, capture, code, analyse and database potential scouting targets.
Help to develop and monitor Man United-specific technical benchmarks for comparative analysis.
Innovate and develop new methods to identify talent.
Conduct research projects & develop industry benchmarks to support strategic decision-making and provide data driven insights
Help in the delivery of video and graphical analysis on players.
Watch games live as well as on video where necessary.
Support the collation and production of regular scouting feedback reports.
Work with all scouting staff to collect information on tournaments and fixtures across age groups and regions.

The Person:

Relevant vocational qualifications and experience that provide an understanding of the technical and tactical demands of Professional football
Understanding of analytics as well as statistical and database management.
Experience working in a professional football academy or elite football environment.
Excellent organisational skills and an ability to work with total discretion.
Experience in using performance analysis systems and software such as Angles.
Be computer literate, and familiar with Microsoft Office or similar packages.
Experience in graphical software and presentation. E.g Tableau, After Effects, Photoshop.
Ability to work on own initiative, unsupervised and as an effective team member.
The ability to make sound decisions promptly and practical approach to problem-solving.
A willingness to work flexible hours per the demands of the role.
Full driving license.
A commitment to driving forward continuous improvement in their working environment.
Sound personal qualities such as communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, self-motivation, enthusiasm and ability to work under pressure.
Exhibit pride in performance and possess high standards in the provision of service to Manchester United's customers and internal users.
Formal training in research methods is desirable

Sound interesting? If you'd like to submit your application, please do so by Thursday 18th April 2024.

Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job applications, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications, and this may not always possible.

We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.

Manchester United is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to background, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected characteristics.

Manchester United Football Club are proud to be a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting the armed forces community to transition into careers outside of the armed forces.

Manchester United is committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.

It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles. Your personal data will be processed on MU’s behalf by Morson.

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