AFC Bournemouth

Academy Recruitment Officer

AFC Bournemouth



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 17, 2021

Role description

There is currently a vacancy in the AFC Bournemouth Academy for an Academy recruitment officer.

Job title
Academy recruitment officer

Contract type

Dependent on qualifications and experience

Reports to
Academy head of recruitment

Purpose of role
To coordinate all aspects of the junior training centre and pre-academy, while also assisting with the successful identification and recruitment of foundation phase and pre-academy players for the Academy.

Various (Academy office, Canford Park Arena, Canford 3G)

Key dates
Opening: Wednesday 1st September

Closing: Friday 17th September

Interviews: w/c 27th September

Role overview
Coordinate all aspects of the junior training centre and pre-academy programmes including training and fixtures.
Ensure the philosophies of the junior training centre and pre-academy programmes are aligned to the Academy.
Advise on junior training centre and pre-academy players' progress within the under-seven to under-14 age groups.
Provide weekly organisational and session plans to junior training centre and pre-academy coaches.
Ensure all administration associated with the junior training centre and pre-academy is kept up to date.
Identify and monitor suitable clubs and organisations that could support the Academy recruitment strategy.
Establish a network of contacts within grassroots and other football provision throughout the club’s catchment area.
Consider additional areas within youth development that could aid scouting and recruitment within the Academy.
To act and conduct yourself in a manner appropriate to a representative of AFC Bournemouth at all times.
To undertake all reasonable instructions from the Academy head of recruitment.
To attend all staff meetings as required by the Academy head of recruitment.
To attend all CPD events as required by the Academy head of recruitment.
Meet all qualification requirements as required by the relevant governing bodies.

Self-motivated and committed.
Adaptable to the club's needs.
A strategic planner, organiser and coordinator.
Confident and able to work individually and as part of a successful team.
A people person with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Key relationships
Internal – Academy manager, Assistant Academy manager, Academy head of recruitment, coaching department, operations department, medical department, education and welfare department.

External – Local clubs and organisations, parents and guardians, governing bodies.

Required qualifications
Scouting and recruitment experience
FA Level 2 in talent identification
Full valid driving licence
Valid DBS
Safeguarding children certificate
Computer literate
Desired qualifications
FA Level 3 in talent identification
Academy experience
Degree in a sports-based field
Application deadline: Friday 17th September at 11.59pm.
General information
AFC Bournemouth is committed to protecting all children, young persons, and adults at risk in its care or attending its premises and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

We strive to create a positive and safe environment and ensure all who interact with the club feel safe, protected and heard.

The employee must always carry out their responsibilities with due regard to AFC Bournemouth policies and procedures, health and safety, financial authorisation, confidentiality and regarding the Data Protection Act.

The employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations among employees and customers.

The above job description is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time per the changing needs of the club.

AFC Bournemouth is an equal opportunities employer and ensures that staff and volunteers are able to achieve their full potential. AFC Bournemouth values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community (Equality Act 2010).

We actively encourage applications from women, and individuals from black, Asian and mixed-heritage backgrounds.

AFC Bournemouth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.