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Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC

Local Goalkeeper Scout


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Jan 12, 2024


JOB TITLE: Local Goalkeeper Scout
DEPARTMENT: Goalkeeper Department
JOB FUNCTION: Generate actionable goalkeeping insights to inform the recruitment of 6 years old to U12 players with the potential to eventually play for the Chelsea Football Club first team.
CONTRACT: Permanent
About Us:
As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.
Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.
If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!

Scout locally and across regions as directed by GK Scouting Manager regional co-ordinators. 
Attend junior, youth senior games as and when required. 
To be aware of ALL the best goalkeepers (and potentially best goalkeepers) in the 6-16 age group locally/nationwide and constantly review, develop and improve knowledge of goalkeepers.
Regular communications with local/regional coordinators and area/assistant area scouts (Teams, Zoom conference calls face to face meetings) and attend meetings as required.
Maintain a thorough understanding of the football culture and infrastructure across the scouting regions. 
Develop and maintain a strong network of contacts within clubs, including Sports Directors, Academy Managers, Coaches, Agents, and other key stakeholders. 
Coordinate tournament coverage across the region and maintain a calendar of upcoming events. Liaise with other regional co-ordinators, line manager and analysts 
Attend/watch National and International matches and tournaments as directed by senior staff. 
Assist in the collection of background information on goalkeeping targets in the UK from a variety of sources (including social media).  
Maintain up to date knowledge on the in-house goalkeepers at Chelsea FC across all age groups. 
To have an understanding of, and liaise as appropriate with Chelsea’s “Football Foundation” to assist in identifying talented young goalkeepers.
Complete video scout assignments on a weekly basis as directed. 
Work on any other scouting project as required by Chelsea FC. 
Adhere to Local league, schools, local FA, Premier League rules and FA rules and regulations to ensure CFC Academy policies and procedures are carried out.
Update all scouting reports onto Chelsea FC databases within 48 hours of attending a ‘live’ game.

Additional Tasks

Develop knowledge and research all 6-12years GK’s in the x1 hour travel rule
Scout live and video report on the best 6-12 years GK’s in the x1 hour travel rule

Create video content to showcase the best u8 GK’s to support the recruitment process for the new u9 cohort
Create video content to showcase the best 9-12 GK’s to support the recruitment process.

Develop knowledge and research all 13-18 years GK’s in the x1.5 hour travel rule

Work closely with the GK Scout Manager GK Analysis Manager to assist in the creation of video content to showcase the best 6-12 GK’s in the x1 hour travel rule
Scout other elite sports to find exciting talent that could transition into GK’s


6 weekly goalkeeper reports (minimum)
Approximately 2/3 live 3/4 video.
Reports submitted onto the internal system within 48 hours
Attend weekly / monthly Regional Cell Meetings and Scouting Conferences
Recommending goalkeepers to sign for Chelsea FC

Skills, knowledge and qualifications:

Highly computer literate in office suite and ability to use in-house systems 
Valid passport and driving license
Competent report writing


Knowledge of the scouting process
Good knowledge of goalkeeping
To understand the profile of goalkeeper we are looking to recruit in respective age brackets
To be enthusiastic about recruiting the best goalkeepers


Minimum 3 years experience at Elite Sport.
Minimum of FA Level 2 Talent ID Qualification or UEFA B Coaching Licence
Valid Emergency First Aid
Willing to take responsibility and follow tasks to a successful completion
Be personable and enthusiastic with a strong work ethic
Organised and Diligent

Confident communicator. Approachable and friendly manner
What We Offer:  
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 
At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.
If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.
Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

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