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Nottingham Forest FC

Nottingham Forest FC

National Academy Scout


posting Date

role Type



Mar 8, 2024


Salary:Please state your expectations within your application
Contract:Part Time, between 10-20 hours a week, depending on location

Yorkshire the North-East
The Northwest
East Midlands
West Midlands
London the South-East
The South-West Wales

Closing Date For Applications: 15th March 2024
Our national scouts will focus on the identification and reporting of young talent, from aspecific region / country, who can either enter our pathway at key entry points - as scholars,as young professionals in our U18, or as emerging talents with strong first team potential inour B Team.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Identification and tracking of players in an agreed region or country territory who canenter our Academy at scholarship age, U18 PDP or B Team PDP
In depth knowledge of players in that country / region from U14 and above to allow ussufficient time to complete detailed player profiling ahead of the key entry points and also act quicker than our competitors in that market
Support areas, regions, countries outside the designated territory as required to allowplayer comparison across a national target list. This may include attending tournamentscross border and certainly international youth team fixtures in your territory
Undertake video scouting in the same age space as designated by our technical scouting team
Deliver on all scouting processes utilised within our recruitment team, including but notlimited to - reporting, database management, information flows, meeting attendance,theory based CPD, etc.
Play a positive and active role in the wider recruitment team when discussing andevaluating players, providing strong clear views and recommendations
Develop and maintain a strong network of contacts ensuring we receive timely intel, which is reported on, firmly connecting us to the market allowing us to be agile and dynamic

Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

A creative thinker with an outstanding track record in talent ID and recruitment, particularly in the YDP, PDP and ET space
Ambitious and driven with a hunger to own and develop an exciting project within a territory
Experience of live and video scouting / report writing
Required governing body qualifications for that level of recruitment role
Excellent knowledge of player development processes
Experience working in elite Academy Football ideally.
Achieved or willing to work towards the FA Talent ID level 2 qualification
Meticulous attention to detail
Strong relationship builder - building, developing and influencing relationships
Excellent interpersonal skills with an adaptability to work with members of staff across departments
Ability to work under pressure and willing to work unsociable hours and meet deadlines
Dedicated to self-improvement and personal development in a very creative way
Organised, methodical and logical approach to work but with a creative spark
High level I.T. skills
Enhanced DBS Check

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity Inclusion
Nottingham Forest Football Clubis an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy / maternity leave, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.
Nottingham Forest Football Club is a signatory of the FA Football Leadership Diversity Code. We are committed to developing policies to promote equal opportunities and diversity within our workforce. To monitor our progress against these commitments, we require all applicants to provide accurate diversity data during the application process.
Our Commitment to Safeguarding
As part of the Club commitment to safeguarding, the successful applicant may be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS”) check or an enhanced DBS check. The results of a DBS check will be considered on an individual basis, and the Club will act in a proportionate manner when deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment.
An FA Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all relevant new appointments to the Club. Individuals will be asked to declare any convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs that may have been incurred. The Club reserves the right to carry out risk assessments where content has been disclosed on a DBS disclosure if it feels that it is relevant to the job requirements. Failure to satisfy the Club and the EFL's safeguarding requirements may lead to the job offer being withdrawn or, if they have already started employment, summary termination of the employment.

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