Blackburn Rovers FC

Blackburn Rovers FC

Academy Talent Scout


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 18, 2022

Role description

Job purpose:

To assist in positioning Blackburn Rovers FC Academy in a leading position to ensure the recruitment of the best players from within the designated area.

Duties and responsibilities:

To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all elite players, promoting their well-being whilst maintaining professional boundaries;
To undertake general scouting duties on behalf of the Academy Recruitment & Talent Identification Department and to populate the Academy’s Advanced Training Centre with potential players;
To complete match and/or player reports and any other necessary information in relation to games covered;
Comply with the Recruitment and Talent Identification code of conduct, ensuring compliance with the FA and EPPP rules and regulations;
To formally introduce a targeted player to Blackburn Rovers Football Club in line with Blackburn Rovers Code of Conduct for scouts;
Ensure all necessary paperwork is completed correctly and submitted efficiently to the Head of Academy Recruitment / Recruitment Operations Manager;
Develop and maintain key relationships with grassroots clubs, private coaching organisations, local schools, districts, county and international associations when required;
 To attend academy and grassroots games, school games, private coaching
organisations and international games when required;
Contribute to the identification of potential talent in accordance with the Academy football philosophy;
To populate trialist fixtures as and when required;
Contribute to the identification of potential talent in accordance with the Academy football philosophy;
Recommend friendly fixtures for the Foundation Phase and Yout Development Phase age groups;
Attend Academy Recruitment meetings when required; and
To attend other relevant courses/workshops as required from time to time.

Skills required:

Excellent communication skills;
A detailed comprehensive network of contacts both within the Academy system and grassroots;
I.T. literate;
Display a high level of professionalism at all times; and
Highly motivated, with a passion for working within an elite football setting.

Knowledge required:

Knowledge of professional academies within the local area;
Knowledge and awareness of safeguarding procedures and practices;
In depth knowledge of football activities within the designated area; and
Knowledge of grassroots leagues and club’s within the area.

Qualifications required:

FA Talent Identification Certificate; and
FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
DBS check required: Yes (enhanced)

The document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as anoutline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation.

Available locations:

Lancashire x 4 positions available
Liverpool x 1 position available
Manchester x 3 positions available

How to Apply

To apply, please email your application form and covering letter.

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