Job Title: Regional Senior Scout (Midlands)
Location: Hybrid – Home and Sky Blue Lodge
Reporting to: Head of Scouting
Hours of work: Full time
Application Deadline: This vacancy will be withdrawn as soon as a suitable candidate application is progressed to appointment.
An opportunity has arisen to join Coventry City Football Club’s Scouting team. The Club is seeking an Senior Scout to work across the Midlands area. Whilst this is a predominantly home based role, you will be expected to attend the office in Coventry at least once a week and other meetings at a central location on a regular basis.
To provide comprehensive assessments on players who may be of interest to Coventry City Football Club. It will be the responsibility of the Senior Scout to make detailed and evidence-based recommendations to the Head of Recruitment, in alignment with highlighted positions within the First Team squad that may require new recruits. The role will involve both working from home and the Sky-Blue Lodge Training Ground.
Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Regularly attend live games, both domestically and internationally, to assess and report on players using bespoke templates specific to the recruitment needs of Coventry City Football Club.
Watch and report on a minimum of ten games per week, whether live or video.
Assess players on video with the same enthusiasm, detail, and quality as when watching them play live.
Compile and regularly update position specific shortlists in line with the current recruitment demands
Liaise with the Head of Scouting to identify, review, report on and monitor team and player targets to support the club’s overarching recruitment strategy.
Actively participate in organised scout meetings and present (and be accountable for) position specific recommendations to the Head of Recruitment.
Use their existing network strategically to remain informed of moves within the market and/or to help assist in the composition of character checks relating to players.
Contribute meaningfully throughout the scouting process (identification, assessment, recommendation).
Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities which your line manager or another senior manager at the club asks you to perform.
Demonstrate commitment to Safeguarding by adhering to relevant policies, procedures and values relating to safeguarding children and adults at risk
Support the Club’s commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion Qualifications,
About The Candidate
Key Skills & Experience
IT literate and have significant experience of using scouting systems such as Wyscout.
Recent, demonstrable experience of working in a senior scouting capacity at a professional Football Club.
Comprehensive, demonstrable knowledge of both domestic and European competitions that are of specific relevance to Coventry City Football Club.
Have a strong and trustworthy network of contacts who can assist in sourcing additional information on a player such as their background, character, and personality.
Strong work ethic and proactive in formulating the most efficient and prioritised fixture schedules in relation to the specific recruitment demands at that time.
The ability and self-motivation to work independently in a role which is not predominantly office based (A maximum of two days per week to be spent at the training ground).
Available to work flexibly and be willing to travel regularly at short notice in and outside of the UK.
Recent, demonstrable experience of working in a senior scouting capacity at a Championship Football Club.
Minimum Level 2 Coaching qualification
FA Level 2 Talent ID Qualification.