Arsenal FC

Arsenal FC

Pre-Academy Scout


Role Type



Posting Date

Oct 13, 2022

Role description

The development of young talent and giving young players a chance has long been at the centre of our philosophy, so our Academy is a vital part of our club and exists to develop Strong Young Gunners for the future.

We are looking for a Pre-Academy Scout who will be on the front line in identifying talented young players with the potential to develop within our pre-academy age groups.

You will be at the forefront of our talent development, as you will play a key role in uncovering Strong Youngs Gunners of the future.

Who We Are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

Work as a key member of our Academy Talent Identification network to identify talented players for the future success of our club.
Responsible for identifying and reporting on the most talented young players within the local area.
Report on and monitor players on our database, whilst ensuring a good knowledge of players at other clubs.
Build and maintain great relationships and contact between players parents, guardians, and grassroots clubs themselves.
Develop a network of contacts in youth football in our local area.
Ensure the highest standards are always maintained and work within the rules of youth football development.

What We Are Looking For

FA Talent ID Level 1.
An up to date Safeguarding Children Certificate.
The successful applicant will be required to complete a self-declaration and an enhanced DBS check. It is a requirement of the role that this applicant needs an acceptable criminal record check.
Experience and understanding of grassroots football.
Knowledge of local junior football clubs.
Valid driving license (you'll need the ability to travel around London).
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with people of all ages. The ability to understand and empathise with young players is vital, while also having the ability to build relationships with coaches and the parents of players.
Desire to be ambassador for Arsenal’s Academy.
Sensitive to the needs of young players, parents/guardians and grassroots clubs

Hours of Work

Individuals are required to work at such times that local grassroots football will take place which will include evenings and weekends.

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

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