Reporting to the Board of Directors and Director of Football, the main responsibility of the Head of Player Recruitment is to develop and oversee the process that enables BRFC to identify and recruit emerging and undervalued players faster and more effectively than other clubs.
The Head of Player Recruitment will manage a team of established scouts in both the first team and academy departments who are already working across target demographics and geographies. They will align the department’s work to the Club’s vision in order to increase the depth and scope of work and help develop an effective international recruitment structure and strategy.
The Head of Player Recruitment will embrace the importance of both the traditional form of scouting along with the use of data and analytics to complement and target which players are watched and how this information is managed and visualised. They will develop both talent identification and player recruitment within the department to ensure that the focus is not only on finding the best players but also convincing them that Blackburn Rovers is the right place for them to fulfil their potential.
The relationship with the Club’s academy will be the starting point for all recruitment, and the Head of Player Recruitment will work collaboratively with the academy staff in order to synchronise succession planning and therefore identify the requirements of the first team over and above academy supply.
Essential knowledge and personal characteristics
A proven track record of working within elite performance recruitment and scouting of players;
Excellence in creating structure and running processes;
Outstanding people skills with the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders;
High level of communication and presentation skills; and
Open-minded towards using new and developing ideas that can improve current recruitment and talent identification practices.
Due to high-levels of interest, this post may close early so early application is advised, otherwise the closing date for this role is 12 noon on Monday 27th June 2022.