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Leeds United FC

Leeds United FC

Regional Scout - North West Region

Country

Role Type

England

Scout

Posting Date

Jan 23, 2023

Role description

An exciting job opportunity has arisen at Leeds United FC for a part time Regional Scout for the North West region of the UK. Although remote working they will be based at our fantastic Academy and Training Grounds located in Wetherby.

Elland Road has been the home of Leeds United since 1919 and remains one of English football's great theatres and is 'the only place for us' ever since. With a capacity of 37,890, it is England's 11th largest football ground in the Premier League.

Everyone at Leeds United is dedicated to working as one team and to be the best we can be.

Come be part of our fabulous team as we March on Together.

They will be expected to attend matches within the North West region of the UK area and identify players under 12 - under 16’s that have the quality / potential to play for Leeds United FC.

SOME OF THE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES WOULD INCLUDE:

To Work as an integral member of the scouting network in identifying players for the club who meet the criteria and potential to represent Leeds United FC.
To be responsible for identifying and reporting on the most talented players in their designated geographical area.
To regularly liaise with and attend scouting meetings with the Designated Regional and National Heads of department to update all scouting activity and targeted players.
To promote a professional image of the club at all times and ensure that the ‘Best in Class’ reputation of Leeds United FC remains intact.
To attend Under 12 – Under 16’s matches periodically where possible as directed to maintain knowledge of the standard of players required to improve playing squads and maintain accurate and detailed reports of all matches attended and ensure players are targeted on specific databases.
To attend training in-service as required by the club and to adhere to all club guidelines.
To cover matches as directed by and agreed with by Head Of Recruitment
To be in regular contact with Heads of department in relation to information.
Develop an extensive network of contacts within geographical area designated to ensure the club has a working knowledge off all talented players and build positive working relationships with agents & clubs across the geographical area.
Ensure all Players are reporting on LUFC’s internal system are of a high standard and in a timely fashion
Be proactive in sourcing key information
Assist with fixture planning and ensure sufficient coverage across designated catchment area
Abide by Leeds United recruitment department standard protocols and procedures at all times and embed LUFC’s recruitment values across all sections of the department
Ensure all games attended are logged using the department’s internal tracking systems
Continue to build upon the clubs internal database of players throughout a designated geographical area
Develop, maintain and enhance an understanding of Leeds United current players and club DNA in order to effectively benchmark potential identified external talent
Possess a sound knowledge and understanding of all youth development rules and regulations with scouting players

IDEAL TECHNICAL SKILLS WE LOOK FOR IN TEAM MEMBERS INCLUDE:

Knowledge of local football & geographical areas
Experience or a background in scouting
Understanding and in-depth knowledge of football techniques and skills in shooting, manipulating, passing and controlling the ball
Observation skills
Strategic planning, organising and co-ordinating skill

IDEAL BEHAVIOURS WE LOOK FOR IN TEAM MEMBERS INCLUDE:

Inspires others and is a positive role model
Is personable and able to connect and build relationships with others easily
Demands high standards and has an attention to detail
Shares the vision and values of the Academy and is motivated to achieve its objectives
Possesses a passion for talent development and are motivated to work with young players
Able to work in a high-profile environment with regular media coverage and public interest
Is responsible and acts in the best interests of the Academy
Is open minded, innovative and willing to explore new ideas/concepts
Enjoys facing challenges and have the resilience and resourcefulness to see complex tasks through
Is proactive and able to identify and mitigate risks
Is a collaborator and relishes the opportunity to work alongside others to overcome challenges and achieve goals
Willing to share their knowledge experience as part of a community of practice
Able to work with players, staff and other stakeholders of varying ages, experience, backgrounds and cultures
Committed to personal development and continuous improvement
Possesses a strong work ethic and are motivated to be the best they can be
Able to promote the positive image of the Academy and the Club

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY:

As we are a diverse organisation that respects differences in race, ethnicity, religion or belief(s), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or with regards to pregnancy or maternity, we welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. Leeds United is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

SAFEGUARDING & RECRUITMENT:

Leeds United FC are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and expect all staff to share this commitment. All staff, whatever their role will receive safeguarding training and will be expected to champion the culture of 'safeguarding is everybody's responsibility'.

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