Arsenal FC

Arsenal FC

Emerging Talent Coordinator (U16 – U17)


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Posting Date

Oct 26, 2022

Role description

We are looking for an Emerging Talent Coordinator to support our Head of Talent Identification and wider team to create and maintain a market-leading youth scouting strategy, plan and associated processes.

This role will provide a vital connection between our Academy and Men's First Team Recruitment and Loans. You will support the remit and criteria for player acquisitions within the U16– U17 bracket, by creating and actioning recommendations whilst also providing assistance to the U15 – U16 age group lead.

Who We Are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

Strategic analysis across Academy age groups U16-U17, 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 – U17 age group and provide support for U15 player identification.
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.

What We Are Looking For

Demonstrable experience working within a recruitment role in a professional football club.
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 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.
Ability to retain a very high standard of output whilst operating within strict and expeditious deadlines.
Exceptional inter-personal skills that facilitate the effective delivery of performance insights, build connections and support a strong team cohesion.
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with people of all ages. The ability to understand and empathise with our young players is vital, while also having the ability to build relationships with coaches and the parents of the players.

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

An exciting reward and recognition scheme
Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
Great internal learning and development programmes
A flexible hybrid working model
Discounted Arsenal season tickets
A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
A leading Employee Assistance Programme
Great discounts with some of our Partners

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

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