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Norwich City Football Club

Norwich City Football Club

Casual Midlands Academy Scout


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Jul 9, 2024


About the job
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced candidate to join The Academy Recruitment Department at Norwich City Football Club in the role of Casual Midlands Academy Scout. This is an excellent role for someone who is self-motivated, team player with a passion for identifying young talent.

The role is located in the Midlands region, so the successful applicant is required to live in or around that region.

The Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) is a long-term plan introduced by the Premier League to promote the development of a world leading Academy system. It aims to deliver an environment that promotes excellence, nurtures talent and systematically converts this talent into professional players capable of playing First Team football at the Club that develops them. Within the plan professional Clubs are awarded a categorisation for their Academy, depending on their ability to fulfil the criteria outlined above. Our Academy has been awarded the highest possible status (Category One).

Successful applicants will be paid an hourly rate which will be systematically reviewed so that high achievers are offered higher remuneration and more games to watch.

Key tasks/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Regularly attend Academy U14 - U18 fixtures
Identify target players between the ages of U14 - U18
Comprehensive player reports
Assist with scouting and recruitment coverage
Management of recruitment databases
Develop relationships with key footballing stakeholders in the country
Assist in organisation of trials for any eligible players

The following criteria are essential:

Knowledge of local and academy football
Experience or a background in scouting
Self-motivated and committed
A strategic planner, organiser and co-ordinator
Confident with the ability to work individually and as part of a successful team
A ‘people person’ with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Computer literate
FA Scouting Certificate
Ideally based in or around the Birmingham Area
Full Driving Licence

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join the Canaries, click ‘Apply’ now to become our Midlands Academy Scout.

Closing date: 29 July 2024

Norwich City Football Club are committed to ensuring equal opportunities are given to all and welcomes applications from all areas of the community regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships.

Norwich City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the workplace. Please be aware that a criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out for this post. Engagement will be subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023) guidance, we may conduct online searches as part of our due diligence processes on shortlisted candidates

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