Head of Academy Scouting & Recruitment
Training Centre, Glasgow Category:
Scouting & Recruitment Closing date:
November 30th More info & apply:
Rangers Football Club, formed in 1872, is one of the world’s longest-established and most successful clubs, having won 55 League titles, 34 Scottish Cups, 27 League Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972. This collection of titles and cups makes Rangers the most successful club in the world, and it is currently the 9th strongest football brand according to the YouGov UK Brand Index.
Playing at the 50,987 seat Ibrox Stadium and benefitting from the world-class 37-acre training facility, the club has been a dominant force in Scottish football for decades. The club benefits from a famously loyal support and the high volume of season tickets is the foundation of the top 19 best attendances in Europe. It is estimated that Rangers has a global fanbase of four million, half of which reside in the UK.
We are recruiting for an important and exciting role as Head of Academy Scouting & Recruitment at Rangers Football Club. A member of the Academy Management Team (AMT) and Academy Football Board, the Head of Academy Scouting & Recruitment plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of our Academy. Responsibilities include talent identification, player development, recruitment strategy, data analysis, team leadership, Academy integration, reporting, and continuous process improvement.
Specifically, the Head of Academy Scouting & Recruitment is responsible for discovering the best football talent in Scotland and identifying high-potential players who can excel in our Academy. The successful candidate will manage streamlined scouting and recruitment processes, employing a data-driven approach for player evaluation. Beyond these technical aspects, the successful candidate will contribute to fostering a positive and exciting Academy culture. Passion for the sport, networking skills, and strategic thinking will have a profound and lasting impact on the future of football in our Academy.
Member of the Academy Management Team
Member of the Academy Football board
Responsibility for all Academy scouts
Work closely with Head of Academy Football
Contribute to our positive, dynamic, and high energy culture
Staff development through the organisation of CPD programme
Scouting & Recruitment
Discovering the best football talent in and around Scotland
Identifying high-potential players who can excel and grow in our Academy
Managing streamlined scouting and recruitment processes
Utilising a data-driven approach for player evaluation
Fostering a positive and exciting Academy culture
Ensuring ethical compliance in all scouting and recruitment activities
Leading and guiding the scouting and recruitment team
Integrating scouted players seamlessly into the Academy system
Maintaining detailed records and providing regular reports
Continuously improving and optimising the scouting and recruitment processes
Talent ID Level 1
Talent ID Level 2
Talent ID level 3 (desirable)
Other courses would be advantageous as are coaching badges
A dynamic, creative thinker who has a positive energy
Driven, highly motivated, with a passion for with scouting
Highly organised and professional in their manner and appearance
High levels of emotional intelligence will be required in order stimulate and engage others, while also being able to make the right decisions in the right moments
Rangers Academy is a very fast paced and exciting environment. The individual should love and have a skill set able to cope with a highly driven, dynamic environment where continued change is guaranteed
A love of football and a passion for seeing young people develop and improve is a must for this role
Eligibility to work in the UK
A PVG check through Disclosure Scotland is a requirement of this role.
HOW TO APPLY
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Please note, we may close vacancies early where we receive significant numbers of applications, so don’t delay!
EQUALITY & INCLUSION
At Rangers Football Club we are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.
Rangers Football Club also welcomes applications from suitably qualified members of the armed forces family.
The candidate must keep up to date with new methods and undertake any necessary internal or external training sessions in accordance with Club Policies and Procedures.