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Sheffield United FC

Sheffield United FC

Casual Scout Opportunities


posting Date

role Type



Dec 19, 2023


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Head of Local Recruitment

£10.42 per hour, up to 6 hours per week available dependent on availability, plus expenses can be claimed for any milage outside of your normal zone area.

Regular CPD opportunities and networking opportunities available with internal and external providers.Eligibility to partake in the Scouting Bonus scheme.Branded Club Jacket supplied.1st team Match Day ticket (dependent on availability).

A Sheffield United Scout is responsible for assembling and overseeing the scouting system for elite player identification, contributing to the overall recruitment strategy here at Sheffield United Football Club and we are looking for 2 new scouts to join the team. The successful candidates should have a strong understanding of talent within their locality and an enthusiasm for scouting such potential talent.
The following opportunities are available:

1 x Zone 3 (Chesterfield, Mansfield, Nottingham) ScoutPost ref: AC122023- AS3
1 x Zone 4 (Huddersfield) ScoutPost ref: AC122023- AS4

Please ensure that you confirm which opportunity you are applying for within the application form by including the relevant post reference number.
Role Responsibilities:

To identify players over the course of the season within the designated age groups for academy selection.
Develop contacts outside SUFC with goals of connecting more players to the club within Sheffield and surrounding areas.
To provide written documentation on potential players for the Academy Recruitment team.
To provide match reports on all games attended.
Serve as a Club ambassador within the academy system and other respective divisions.
Liaise with the Emerging Talent Centre Coaches and the Zone Coordinator regarding the identification of talented players.
To be aware of equality and diversity principles within the recruitment and selection of players.
Attend CPD events put on by the Academy Recruitment Department.
Attend Scouts meetings put on by Zone Coordinators and the Academy Recruitment Department.
Attend the Emerging Talent Centre or Academy games once every 3 months.
Any other reasonable requests as directed by management.

Club Wide Responsibilities:

To adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
To report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
To report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
To adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.

The following criteria are essential for the role:

FA Talent ID Level 1 Certificate
FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
Enhanced DBS check
Full Driving License
Prior experience working with Club coaches, scouts, and officials.
Understanding of Academy football.
Knowledge of the locality you are working in.

The following criteria are desirable for the role:

FA Talent ID Level 2 Certificate.
Contacts within grassroots Clubs and private academies within the area you work.
Understanding of the policies and procedures used in Academy Recruitment.

Application ProcessPlease download and save the application form on our website before inputting information. If you require a paper copy please contact the HR department or call 0114 253 7200.
Completed application forms must be submitted via email to stating the vacancy title in the subject or posted to HR, Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU.
Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd January 2024.Please note that in the instance of high volumes of applications we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date noted above.

Eligibility for Employment in the UKIn 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.
Equality and DiversitySheffield United FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
Sheffield United FC are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. If you would like further information regarding the scheme and how we are able to support disabled persons within the workplace, then please contact our HR team at
Safer RecruitmentSheffield United FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK. For further information on the Club's Safeguarding Statement please access the following

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