The FA

The FA

Player Insights Talent Reporters (Casual Contract)

Country

Role Type

England

Scout

Posting Date

Nov 9, 2022

Role description



Our Organisation

Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams.

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

To deliver against our goal we have reallocated resources and invested heavily in developing a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams at our world-class training facilities at our National Football Centre, St. George's Park.

This is a unique and exciting time to join The FA and the Technical Team will be integral to the organisation achieving its goals.

Key Accountabilities

We are looking for a number of Player Insight Talent Reporters to join us on a casual contract that will run until 31st July 2023. We are particularly interested in Reporters based in the following areas:

Leeds
Sheffield
Birmingham
Oxford
Southampton
London

In role you will:

Assist with the identification of players for England Women's Teams (16-23's) through a variety of live and video observations
Enhance our understanding of current England players for England Women's Teams (16-23's) through a variety of live and video observations
Produce clear and accurate reports on prospective and current England Players, in line with Women's Technical Directorate talent reporting framework
Attend CPD regional and national meetings where possible
Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.

What we are looking for

Person Specification (Key Skills And Experience Required):  Essential

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of talent identification and evaluation of talent
Deep knowledge and understanding of Women's football and an understanding of the performance benchmarks for an England player
Experience of scouting from video and live games
Knowledge of player development milestones and associated challenges on female player's developmental journey.
Ability to work to tight deadlines.
Understanding of your local ‘talent hotspots' for women's football
FA Safeguarding Certificate
Clean driving licence
Commitment to work within the FA National Scouts code of Ethics, Standards and conduct.
Ability to work independently and unsupervised
Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)
Communication skills (formal and informal)

Person Specification (Key Skills And Experience Required):  Desirable

Understanding of the different demands of international football versus club football.
FA Talent ID Level 2 qualification.
FA Coaching Qualification
Experience of coaching in an elite environment
Playing Experience

Additional Knowledge, Skills & Attributes required:

An understanding of Talent Identification, Talent Development and Talent Management.
Game coverage to include Saturdays, Sundays and midweek as agreed with the Player Inisghts Lead
Talent Reporters must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst other staff members.

Please note that it is likely you will be required to work on a Wednesday afternoon and/or a weekend fixture twice per calendar month.

Interviews will be held w/c 28th November.

What we can offer you

An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
Attractive benefits and a competitive salary.

Please be aware that unless you are contractually homebased, your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your application.

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