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Norwich City FC

Norwich City FC

Head of North England Academy Recruitment


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Posting Date

Mar 1, 2023

Role description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced candidate to join The Academy Recruitment team at Norwich City Football Club in the role of Head of North England Academy Recruitment. This is an excellent role for someone who is a strategic planner, organised, confident and able to work individually and as part of a successful team.

The role is based around the North of England, with the successful candidate needed to visit Lotus Training Centre when required.

The role of Head of North England Academy Recruitment is fundamental to the long-term vision of Norwich City Football Club in identifying and recruiting the most talented young players for the Club. The Head of North England Academy Recruitment will assist in the implementation of identification, recruitment and scouting strategies for the Academy across the Player Performance Pathway of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) in conjunction with the Academy Head of Recruitment, whilst striving to identify and recruit the most talented young players available in adherence with the Profile of player the Club is seeking to recruit. The role will oversee academy scouting U14-U18 in both North England and Scotland.

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

Identification and recruitment of players across the Player Performance Pathway in adherence with Academy profiles
Assist in implementing strategy for internal and external scouting in North England and Scotland.
Develop and manage a network of scouts and contacts to work in support of internal and external strategies
Manage trialist Identification games
Assist in the maintenance and development of the Talent Identification database
Implement Scouting Policy and Protocol for scouts attending games
Develop relationships with both North England and Scotland Academies and non-Academy football teams
Develop relationships with schools and Colleges across North England.
To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of Academy and non-Academy players
Administration as required
Undertake travel across the U.K
Personally scouting 8 games Live or Video each week
Lead on trialist process for players from your region alongside academy recruitment administrator
To act in a manner that supports the Club’s Values of Growth, Integrity, Belonging, Resilience, Pride and Commitment

All applicants should have or be working towards the following qualifications:

F.A Talent Identification Course Level 3
UEFA B License
Safeguarding and First Aid

Required licence or certification:

Full driving license

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