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Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC

Breakthrough Talent Scout


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Jan 12, 2024


JOB TITLE: Breakthrough Talent Scout
JOB FUNCTION: To provide accurate and actionable information on external players breaking into first-team football, for the purposes of player recruitment. This will be facilitated through the scouting of matches and provision of reports.
CONTRACT: Permanent - 40 hours a week across 6 of 7 working days. 2 of these 6 days should be Saturday and Sunday.
About Us:
As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process. 
Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.
If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!

Attend live matches and watch games by video, to produce reports in line with the CFC reporting procedures and timeframes.
Provide player recommendations in line with the CFC procedures and timeframes.
Track the top youth targets who are breaking into senior football and maintain up to date lists on the in-house scouting system of players of interest. Present these to senior staff when requested
Assist in the collection of context and background information on key players of interest
Scout at tournaments as directed by the regional manager and senior staff (International travel for scouting coverage may be required as part of the role)
Develop and maintain a strong network of contacts within clubs including Sports Directors, Academy Managers, Coaches, Agents, and other key stakeholders.
Attend scouting meetings as required
Maintain up to date knowledge on the in-house players at Chelsea FC from U16-U21
Undertake video clipping of recommended players produce and documentation to assist the recruitment process when required
Work on any other scouting project as required by Chelsea FC


Minimum of 6 live and video matches per week, with a yearly ratio of 60:40 live to video.
Quality and timeliness of reports recommendations.
Top breakthrough talents highlighted to the recruitment team, with the aim of CFC signing a player(s) in this age group
Development of trusted contacts and knowledge across the area


Valid Passport and driving licence
Minimum of FA Level 2 Talent ID Qualification or UEFA B Coaching Licence
Fluent in English


Minimum 3 years’ scouting experience at a professional level, including management of a region or project.
Highly computer literate in office suite and capability to learn to use in-house systems


Willing to take responsibility and follow tasks to a successful completion
Be personable and enthusiastic with a strong work ethic
Organised and diligent
Confident communicator to diverse a range of stakeholders
Discrete and ethical

What We Offer:  
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 
At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.
If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.
Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

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