1. 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 assist in populating the Academy Regional Pre-Academy Development Centre’swith potential players as well as the Advanced Training Centre;- To complete match and/or player reports and any other necessary information inrelation to games covered via the Academy PMA system;- To comply with the Scout code of conduct, ensuring compliance with the FA and EPPP rules and regulations;- To formally introduce targeted players to Blackburn Rovers Football Club in line withthe Academy Code of Conduct for Scouts;- Ensure all relevant reporting documentation is completed correctly and on time beforereaching the Head of Academy Recruitment and/or Recruitment Operations Manager;- Develop and maintain key relationships within grassroots clubs, private coachingorganisations, schools, districts, county and international associations;- Help to develop and maintain the local, regional and national scouting network;- To watch and report on Academy and grassroots games, school games, private coaching organisations, and international games 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 Youth Development Phase age groups;- To populate trialist fixtures when required;- To attend Academy Recruitment and Talent Identification meetings, training and/or workshops as and when required;- To liaise with the Senior Scouts, Head of Academy Recruitment and Recruitment Operations Manager to discuss findings as necessary; and- To carry out any such other duties as the Head of Academy Recruitment & Recruitment Operations Manager may reasonably properly assign or delegate in connection with the business of the Club from time to time.
2. Skills required:
- To hold a detailed comprehensive network of contacts both within the Academy system and at grassroots level;- I.T. Literate; and- Good communication skills.
3. Knowledge required:
- To hold an in-depth knowledge of football activities within your designated area including academies and grassroots;- Knowledge of safeguarding procedures and protocols; and- To update knowledge of and be familiar with the standard of signed players at the Academy at regular intervals.
4. Qualifications required:- FA Talent Identification Certificate; and- FA Safeguarding Children Workshop.
DBS Check Required: Yes (enhanced)