About the job
FirstPoint USA are a sports agency that creates scholarship opportunities to universities in the United States for talented sportsmen and women. As the global leader in sports scouting and recruitment, FirstPoint works with over 2,500 US universities to increase their international reach and identify suitable sporting and academic talent on their behalf.
We are seeking ambitious candidates for the role of Sports Consultant (Football), to develop, manage and grow our football business, with the objective of increasing the pipeline of student-athlete candidates from the men’s football market for sports scholarships in the US. This position is a key role within our sports team, and we are looking for experienced, energetic and well-connected candidates to lead the continued expansion of our men’s and women’s football activity.
With well-established partnerships in place, including professional club academies in the UK and overseas, national governing bodies and other industry organisations, as well as the regular staging of Talent ID football trial events across different territories, we have developed a strong portfolio of footballers seeking life-changing opportunities in the USA. The successful candidate will help to build on that success, support players through the process and work with our sports team to increase our football activity.
If you are a self-starter with a strong football background and an affinity with our target audience, this is the perfect role for you.
Reporting to our Director of Sport, contribute to the continued development and growth our men’s and women’s football business
Increase the pipeline of young football players as student-athlete candidates, ensuring KPIs are achieved
Manage and develop relationships with prospective football clients and their families
Working with strategic partners within the football market, such as clubs, academies and national governing bodies, who will contribute to growing our business, both domestically and internationally
Contribute to the coordination and implementation of our annual football events plan, including the successful delivery of our UK and international Talent ID events
Lead the delivery of event presentations to young football players to raise awareness of FirstPoint USA and the opportunities we offer, at events and with partner organisations
Work with current and former football clients and partners to generate positive testimonials and case studies
Weekly and monthly reporting to Executive Team on KPIs and other performance metrics, highlighting successes, opportunities and challenges
Support our Talent Management and Sports Recruitment teams with the transition of student-athlete clients
Experience of working within the football industry with knowledge of young performance level players, both UK and internationally
A football playing or coaching background with US collegiate soccer experience desirable
An established network within the football industry
Strong track record of relationship building and collaboration with key stakeholders
Commercially focused with experience in business development desirable
Good communicator who is comfortable building relationships with players, coaches and parents
High attention to detail with good planning skills
Self-starter, confident, positive and proactive
Ability to work in a fast-paced, always-on environment
A passion for improving the lives of young people
Based in Glasgow, Scotland, with regular travel across the UK and internationally
£24,000 - £40,000 commensurate with experience
As well as a competitive salary, investment in your personal development, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of benefits:
43 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Plus, everyone gets their birthday off
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