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Southampton FC

Southampton FC

Local Recruitment Manager


posting Date

role Type



Jan 18, 2024


Hours: Full time
Location: Staplewood Training Ground for 3 days a week, the rest of the week will be remote
Contract Type: Permanent
Criminal Record Check: DBS Enhanced with Child’s Barred List

Role Purpose:
Working within the Academy Recruitment Department, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the local scouting and recruiting of talent available to Southampton Football Club throughout the Academy age groups. This will include supporting the building and maintenance of the local network, designing and implementing the trialist process for under 9s-16s, and line managing the Pre-Academy Co-ordinator, Talent Centre Manager and Local Scouting Team.

What is the Role?
To be successful in this role, you will need to be able to manage and co-ordinate a team of hard-working and dedicated Talent ID staff to consistently dominate the local regions for the best available talent. You will also be expected to work closely with the relevant inter-disciplinary staff to ensure a smooth process of trialists both incoming and outgoing.
You will be expected to engage with local leagues and associations to build connections with Southampton FC as well as engaging with local private organisations across the spectrum of the academy age groups. Furthermore, you will attend all meetings, as directed by the Head of Academy Recruitment, and be a visible member of the Scouting Team, representing the club with the utmost professionalism.
You will line manage the Pre-Academy Co-ordinator and Talent Centre Manager, making sure that Southampton FC provides a leading experience, resulting in us being the first choice for players and parents. Additionally, you will also lead the U9-16 trialist process and liaise with Talent ID staff to ensure the appropriate outcome and deliver an outstanding  experience for players and families by ensuring players are appropriately transitioned throughout the programme.
You will be responsible for the welfare of the children in your care. This encompasses ensuring that child protection policies are implemented and any relationships between children and adults are appropriate. The company will expect you to undertake training to make sure you understand best practice in relation to children and adults, especially those at risk. 
You will work within deadlines agreed with the club, contribute to the CPD of the department and carry out ad-hoc duties as requested by the Head of Academy Recruitment.
Is this you?

FA Talent ID Level 2
Experience of leading a team of scouts at elite level
Committed to the demands and working patterns of the role
An aspiration to be an elite level practitioner
Intrinsically motivated to deliver sector leading programmes
Can work to a high level on your own and as part of a team
Strong communicator who is highly organised


FA Talent ID Level 3
UEFA Coaching Qualifications

How this benefits you…
If you are successful, you can look forward to a healthy benefit package;

Access to x2 free match tickets for every home league game
Access to our staff Health Wellbeing initiatives (Mental Physical Health).
Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.
26 days’ holiday per year excluding bank holidays plus your birthday off each year.
Contributory Pension Scheme.
Worldwide Travel Insurance for you and your family.
Learning Development opportunities - supporting you to develop your potential and achieve in your career.
Free onsite parking.
Cycle to Work Scheme.
Collaborative inclusive working culture.

How can I apply?
Very easily. Just click on the apply button, enter your details and answer a quick pre-screening questionnaire, then attach your CV.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24 January 2024.
*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received.*

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