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Leicester City FC

Leicester City FC

Midlands Academy Scout


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Mar 7, 2024


About The Role
Leicester City Football Club's Academy are seeking an experienced individual with significant knowledge of the Midlands grassroots, Category 2 and 3 Academy football to be our new Midlands Academy Scout.
Based at Leicester City Football Club’s world-class Training Ground, this role will work in collaboration with Head of Scouting, Emerging Talent Operations Manager and manage the Senior Grassroots Scouts to identify and report on high potential players U9-U16 players faster and more efficiently than our key competitors.  Through your efficient and effective use of our resources this role will create an agile system that will move young people into our Emerging Talent and Academy groups quicker that our competitors.
Who We’re Looking For
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in a talent identification role, ideally with a Level 2 qualification and having worked in a Category 1 Academy.
The role will involve a significant amount of relationship building with clubs and individuals across the region in order to identify high potential players quickly. You will also be required to manage and lead the Senior Grassroots Scouts.
About The Club
Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.
Formed in 1884, the Club was promoted to the Premier League in 2014 when the Foxes returned to the top tier as the Championship title-winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and they subsequently reached the quarter-finals. The Club continues to build on that success and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.
Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the 2021 opening of a new state-of-the-art Training Ground in north Leicestershire.
Benefits Package
Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. To make the most for day to day living, employees are able to access various retail discount programmes and salary sacrifice schemes, as well as benefit from free onsite parking and onsite, subsidised staff restaurants. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.
Contract Type– Full Time, Permanent
One City. One Club. One Leicester.
Leicester City Football Club believes that football is for all and we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion, where valuing the individual is our highest priority. We are working to see equality across all areas of the Club and welcome applications from all areas of the community.
If you have any requirements in regards to the recruitment process, please let us know. We are happy to support your needs.
Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.
Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply; the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.

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