Exciting opportunities have arisen at Stoke City Football Club of the English Football League for Academy Scouts to support its recruitment team for potential players into its Category One recognised academy.
The ideal candidate will have an awareness and thorough understanding of academy and grassroots football as well as being able to identify and assess potential players capable of progressing into the academy teams U7-U14 in one of the following regions:
The role will involve:
Responsibility for identifying and reporting on the most talented young players in their designated geographical area.
To be the point of contact between the Youth Academy and players’ parents/guardians and their respective clubs when young players have been in for a period of training and assessment.
Giving feedback to players and parents/guardians at the end of a period of training and assessment.
Developing a network of contacts in youth football within the designated geographic area in order to maximise coverage of that area.
Attending scouting meetings with the Head of Academy Recruitment and Regional Recruitment Co-ordinator of the U7s to U14s and to prepare in advance of those meetings updates of all scouting activity and targeted players.
Projecting a professional image and maintaining an ambassadorial role for the Club and Youth Academy at all times, adhering to the Club policies and protocols, specifically in relation to the recruitment of young players.
Maintaining a working knowledge of all players who have either previously been signed/registered with the Youth Academy but have since been released or have had unsuccessful periods of training and assessment, in order to identify any potential late developers.
Keeping accurate and detailed records of all matches attended.
Attending Child Protection training as required by the Club and adhere to all guidelines contained within the Club’s Child and Protected Adult and Coach Protection Policy.
Covering matches and Youth Academy training as directed and agreed by the Head of Academy Recruitment and Regional Recruitment Co-ordinator of the U7 to U14s.
Ensuring the necessary forms have been completed and information collated on all potential player recruits in order that they can be registered correctly and timeously.