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Manchester United FC

Manchester United FC

Player Recruitment Lead - Women's

Country

Role Type

England

Women's

Posting Date

Jan 25, 2023

Role description

Player Recruitment Lead - Women’s

Location: Manchester

At Manchester United our aim is to Win the United Way – and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.

Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?

The Purpose

The role requires the creation and delivery of a Player Recruitment Strategy, informed by data to with the principle aim of identifying, and scouting players. The role will hybrid across the women’s and scouting departments, to apply club models to the nuances of the women’s game. The aim is to use insights to develop a team who can compete in the latter stages of competitions.

The Role

The role will require you to:

Produce a target database that includes player contract dates and likely values
Provide key support to squad planning i.e., the identification and assessment of prospective targets, consideration of salary structures, optimal playing ages, likelihood of obtaining work permits etc.
Conduct in-depth research into leagues and players and keep abreast of industry developments/movements
Effective planning and organisation of a scouting calendar
Produce detailed player reports/dossiers using relevant digital platforms to support the identification and cross-checking of players. Executive summaries to be provided to senior management for acquisition consideration
Understand and comply fully with the rules and code of conduct for scouts, and approach recruitment with utmost adherence to Club values
Conduct MDT reviews of each transfer window
Design a process for players from ID to exit
Identity clubs to potentially enter player development partnerships with
Collaborate with relevant MUWFC members, to ensure alignment across all practices, reporting and methodology
You will need to have knowledge of:

Current and proposed WSL Home Grown Player rules and GBE criteria to assess player qualification and squad compliance
Build an in-depth knowledge of key marketing and players able to compete in the UWCL and make informed recommendations for players who justify in-person scouting
The best possible youth acquisitions to ensure effective succession planning
The Person:

Experience in developing recruitment strategies
Relevant vocational qualifications and experience that provide an understanding of the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological demands of professional football and relationship with Talent Identification
Experience of working in a professional football club
Be computer literate, familiar with Microsoft office or similar packages
Evidenced experience demonstrating excellent competence using a variety of relevant IT scouting software (Wyscout, iSF, Scout7 or similar packages)
A commitment to driving forwards continuous improvement in their working environment.
Excellent organizational skills and an ability to work with total discretion.
Ability to work on own initiative, unsupervised and as an effective team member.
The ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner and practical approach to problem solving.
Flexible working hours will be required in this role, primarily extensive local and extensive national travel, but potentially international travel when required on request
Full driving license
Sound personal qualities such as communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, self-motivation, enthusiasm, and ability to work under pressure. The candidate should exhibit pride in performance and possess high standards in the provision of service to Manchester United’s customers and internal users
Desirable:

A Masters level qualification in a subject relevant to the role
Experience in the women’s professional game

If you would you like to join the team and be part of our mission, to win the United way, please submit your application by 8th February 2023.

Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job application, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications and this may not always possible.

We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.

Manchester United is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to background, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected characteristics.

Manchester United Football Club are proud to be a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting the armed forces community to transition into careers outside of the armed forces.

Manchester United is committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.

It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles. Your personal data will be processed on MU’s behalf by Morson.

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