Stockport County FC

Stockport County FC

Emerging Talent Co-ordinator (U16-U21)


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 18, 2022

Role description

Key responsibilities

Strategic analysis across age groups U16-U21, acting as a link between our Academy and Men's First Team ensuring all information is shared appropriately to achieve alignment.
Scout and recommend prospective target players within the U16 – U21 age group and provide support for U15 player identification.
Scout and recommend prospective target players nationally, internationally, and locally.
Set out a clear assessment criterion for scouting players aged 16-21. Assessing players external vs internal.
Contribute to succession planning documents in line with stakeholder requirements to ensure up to date insights.
Contribute to all required aspects of player recruitment, including presenting to families and intermediaries. Conduct in-depth research into leagues and identified players, maintaining awareness of industry developments.
Understand and comply fully with the rules and code of conduct for scouts, and approach recruitment with utmost adherence to our values.
Produce detailed player reports using the relevant digital platforms as required by the department to support the identification and cross-checking of domestic and when required, international talent.

General responsibilities

Ensure cohesion, conflict resolution and support management of individual players.
Set, monitor, and develop high quality professional standards
Compliance with club policies
Compliance with the club’s health and safety procedures
Compliance with the club’s safeguarding policies
Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
Always maintain professional conduct

Skills, knowledge & qualifications required

Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks
Accurate time keeping skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to use a variety of communication tools (verbal, written, digital)
IT skills to include the ability to use performance analysis software and Microsoft office
Up to date first aid qualification
UEFA B License
Level 3 Talent ID

Experience required

Previous experience of talent ID, recruitment, and development.
Previous experience of writing scouting reports and implementing suitable talent ID frameworks.
Experience of developing relationships with leagues, governing bodies, and local grassroots clubs.
Previous experience of working in a professional sport.
Previous experience of working within an EPPP Academy.
Extensive knowledge and experience of the football industry, rules and regulations, governing bodies, and recruitment landscape within it.
Previous scouting and robust player analysis experience within an elite environment.
Possess a well-established and wide network of club, scouting and intermediary contacts across the UK to support the identification of valuable market opportunities and to provide the capacity to gather important intelligence quickly.
Proven and demonstrable track record of accurate identification of elite talents before they established themselves at the highest level.

Personal attributes

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
A genuine team player
Displays a high level of discretion and maintains strict confidentiality
Personable with an ability to build individual relationships
Hardworking and enthusiastic
Ability to adapt to changing circumstances
Loyal and committed
Good attention to detail
Recognises brand values and represents them
DBS check required - Yes

The document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation.

Equality and diversity

Stockport county 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.

Safer recruitment

Stockport county fc is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults. The job holder will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the uk.

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