Burnley FC

Burnley FC

Technical Scout


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 8, 2022

Role description

About us

Burnley FC is an established professional football club with a rich history, located in the heart of the town and its community, we believe that Burnley is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you.

The role

An exciting opportunity has become available for an organised Technical Scout at a pivotal time of transition and change for Burnley Football Club.

Working with the wider team, you will identify players using data sources and produce high quality reports to explain what the data and information predict.

Role expectations

Reporting to the Head of Technical Scouting, the Technical Scout will be expected to:

Work in a collaborative fashion with all those involved in performance-related decision making including the Chief Operating Officer, Head of Technical Scouting and Emerging Talent Recruitment Team.
Using online research methodologies for the identification of players including WyScout, InStat and other data sources.
Production of concise written reports generated via the department recruitment database.
Contribute to the Club making critical performance-related decisions through the production of sophisticated data and data models.
To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
Promote the Burnley Football Club brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.
Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.

An ideal candidate will have;


Minimum of an Undergraduate Degree in a relevant field.
FA Talent ID Level 2 or above.
Track record (2–4 years) of providing data analytics and analysis support in a high-performance sports organisation.
Production of scout reports on various reporting systems (e.g. ISF Scout 7).
Video Editing and Presentation skills (Video Paint, iMovie, Key Note, PowerPoint, Tableau).


Masters level qualification in a relevant field.
FA Level 2 Coaching qualification or above.
Professional accreditation as a performance analyst or scout.
Game coding (Hudl SportsCode, SBG/Catapult MatchTracker).
Knowledge or previous experience using market leading data software systems such as Statsbomb and Opta.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the Burnley Football Club website (alternative format available upon request). Burnley Football Club no longer accept CV’s.

Burnley Football Club are committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.

*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.

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