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Colchester United FC

Colchester United FC

Head of Recruitment (First Team)


posting Date

role Type


First Team

Feb 7, 2024


Colchester United Football Club are seeking a full time Head of 1st Team Recruitment.  The role will report into the Sporting Director and oversee the recruitment process of players for the first team squad.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversee the recruitment strategy for Colchester United 1st
Identify and recommend players to the Sporting Director and 1stteam head coach.
Attend relevant fixtures to live watch potential targets and compile detailed reports.
Video watch relevant players and compile video footage.
Produce data insights to help inform the decision-making process on relevant players
Build relationships with agents and clubs to continuously expand the recruitment network.
Ensure that the Recruitment Database is continuously monitored and updated.
Manage all recruiters within the department and select relevant games to attend.
Liaise with Academy recruitment team with an aligned approach to Talent ID


Credible background within professional football with a track record of recruiting players
Have an existing and relevant database of contacts to aid recruitment
Provide strong leadership skills
An understanding of relevant technology – Wyscout, Statsbomb, Excell
Ability to work independently and manage workload efficiently
Emergency Aid for Sport
DBS check
FA Level 4 talent ID qualification (Desirable)
FA Level 3 or 4 coaching award (Desirable)

Person Specification:

Hard working
UK driving license
Good communication skills
Passion for working within recruitment

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