With the expansion of our Academy Recruitment Department, an exciting opportunity has arisen for the addition of multipleCasualAcademy Scouts (U7 – U16)withHull City Academy.
The successful candidates will report to the Head of Academy Recruitment in order to identify the best available talent within the local catchment area, build relationships with key stakeholders across the local community and to embed the Academys recruitment values throughout the department. Our Academy Scouts will be assigned a designated age-range in order to develop an outstanding knowledge of young players with potential to join Hull City Academy, and to work within the strategic plans aimed at securing the best possible talent from ages U7-U16.
Position Type:Casual Contract
Location: Scunthorpe/North Lincolnshire
Closing Date:Friday 15thSeptember 2023
Your key responsibilities
Personally scout and play a full role in identifying and recruiting players who meet the criteria and have the potential to represent Hull City Academy
Develop an extensive network of contacts throughout a designated region, as well as the wider football community, to enhance the Clubs knowledge of target players
Be proactive in sourcing information about upcoming games, festivals, tournaments & events across the local catchment area
Assist with the organisation of Academy Scouts fixture planning and ensure sufficient coverage across the catchment area
Build positive working relationships with key stakeholders across the catchment area, including Grassroots clubs, schools and private organisations
Embed the Academy Recruitment values across all sections of the department, ensuring that best practice guidelines and match day protocols are followed
Identify players in keeping with Hull City Academys recruitment philosophy across the local catchment area, including Grassroots, Schools & other areas as directed by the Head of Academy Recruitment
Abide by the Hull City Academy Recruitment Department standard protocols and procedures at all times
Ensure that all games attended are logged using the departments internal tracking system
Continue to build upon the Clubs database of players identified throughout a designated region with the ability to represent Hull Citys Academy and potential to play for the Clubs First Team
Effectively and responsibly submit player and match reports to the Head of Academy Recruitment utilising the reporting templates, in a timely fashion
Regularly liaise with the Head of Academy Recruitment around fixtures within the designated region to ensure that fixture planning and visiting scout permissions can be planned in advance
Attend all Academy Scouts CPD events and Academy Scouts meetings when requested by the Head of Academy Recruitment
Develop, maintain and enhance an understanding of Hull City Academys current players in order to effectively benchmark potential identified external talent
What are we looking for?
FA Talent ID Level 1 qualification
FA Safeguarding Certificate
Sound knowledge of youth development rules and regulations with regard to scouting young players
Smart appearance, reliable with excellent personal and communication skills
A willingness to work unsociable hours, evenings and weekends
Full driving licence
Evidence of technical and tactical understanding of football from coaching qualifications, previous employment or playing experience
FA Talent ID Level 2 qualification
Experience of working in a recruitment capacity in a professional football club
The safeguarding and welfare of our players is paramount and as such this position is subject to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Eligibility for Employment in the UK
In accordance with current legislative requirements the successful applicant must produce documentary verification of their eligibility to work in the UK and will not be allowed to start work until this has been received.
About the Academy
Hull City Academy develops and works with talented young footballers from the age of 8 to 23. We have made significant progress at the Academy since the Club successfully achieved its quest to gain Category Two status in the summer of 2015, with the primary focus on developing and nurturing players with outstanding potential into future first team regulars. In line with the Football Associations Charter of Quality, the Academy prepares players of the future for the Club and enables our scholars to progress both on and off the field throughout their tenure with us.
With a number of scholars making their First Team debuts in the past three seasons, the sale of an Academy product to the Premier League and many more former Academy players currently plying their trade across Europe, this is a truly exciting time to be part of Hull City.
We are now expanding our Academy Recruitment Department to provide an opportunity to more young players from the region to follow in the footsteps of previous graduates such as Jarrod Bowen, Max Clark and Keane Lewis-Potter.