Cardiff City FC

Cardiff City FC

Uder 6 - Under 9 Scout

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Posting Date

Nov 18, 2022

Role description

Job Role

The U6-U9 Scout will be responsible for the identification, reporting and recruiting of talented local players, ensuring that all identified players are recorded on our database and are brought to the attention of Academy coaching staff.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Attend matches as directed by the Head of Academy Recruitment and Lead U6-U9 Recruitment Coordinator.
Comply with all scouting protocols implemented by the department.
Attend all meetings and CPD as directed by the Head of Academy Recruitment and Lead Uu6-U9 Recruitment Coordinator.
To be responsible for identifying and reporting on talented young players aged U6-U9 within your designated recruitment area via the clubs preferred recruitment software.
Gain a detailed understanding of players currently in the Pre-Academy & Foundation Phase to determine player level while observing external players.
To visit their local CCFC development centre bi-monthly
To identify any potential 'late developers'.
Set up a clear communication channel between the local clubs, potential players/parents and the Academy.
Any other Scouting requirements as directed by management.
Establish close links with all Schoolboy football associations and Boys clubs in the wider area.
Ensure that you promote the academy values and defend our culture.
To project a professional image, always maintain an ambassadorial role for the Club and Academy, adhering to the Club policies and protocols, specifically in relation to the recruitment of young players in-line with EFL rules.
To abide by all club policies including (but not exclusive to) Safeguarding, Equality and Health & Safety.
To attend Safeguarding training as required by the Club and adhere to all guidelines contained within the Club's Safeguarding Policy.

Person Specification

Qualifications Be in possession of Talent ID Level 1.
FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate or equivalent and working knowledge of processes
FA/CRC Enhanced Disclosure Certificate
UK driving licence and use of own vehicle with valid business insurance.
FAW C Certificate
FA Talent ID Level 2
FA Emergency Aid Certificate


Experience working with people of varying backgrounds and cultures
Experience working within a football Academy environment Previous experience of working within a Category 1, 2 or 3 Academy.
Knowledge An understanding of Premier League/EFL rules and Elite Player Performance Plan
An understanding of Grassroots football in Wales and the local leagues and private coaching centres.
An awareness of all grassroots clubs and players in South Wales, specifically Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan and RCT. With detailed knowledge of the FAW Academy systems.
Excellent IT skills

Skills Adaptability to be effective in a dynamic, fast-paced Environment

Strong communication skills in a variety of settings
Ability to work as part of a broader multidisciplinary team
Competent IT skills e.g., Microsoft Office
Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality
Self-awareness and reflective skills as part of a professional development process
Open-minded approach to adopting best-practice and current research-backed principles
Attitude Passionate and hard working
Self-motivated within a team and capable of motivating those around them
Approachable and trustworthy manner

Core Working Relationships

Internal External

Academy Manager
Head Of Academy Recruitment
Lead U6-U9 Recruitment Coordinator
Operations Manager
Player Care and Head of Safeguarding
Head of Coaching
Lead Phase Coaches
Players / Parents  FA/FAW – qualifications, licencing & support
Universities / Colleges – Research
Heads of Coaching at FAW Academies
Junior Leagues in South/West/East Wales
Area Association Secretaries

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

Experience in an academy recruitment role with a club of a similar size is vital as is a comprehensive understanding of the implications of the forthcoming ‘Elite Player Performance Plan’ legislation. Coaching qualifications are a plus but not vital but an ability to build networks and obtain and manage important information are of huge importance.
Knowledge of football essential.
Knowledge of Grassroots Football in South/East/West Wales is essential.
Must be able to communicate and interact with a wide range of staff.
Must have the ability to work on own initiative and under pressure.
Must have the ability to develop within the role, learn new skills and deal with change.==
Must be highly organized and assertive with strong communication and time management skills.

Primary behaviour: Supporting & Cooperating

Supports others and shows respect and positive regard for them in social situations. Puts people first, working effectively with individuals and teams, customers, and staff.

Club Responsibilities

Health and Safety

To take responsibility for your own health, safety, and welfare, ensuring compliance with Cardiff City Football Club’s Health and Safety Policy, procedures, and safe systems of work.

Data Protection

To take responsibility for the protection of personal data and confidential information, ensuring compliance with General Data Protection Regulations and Cardiff City Football Clubs Data Protection Policy.

Training & Development

To undertake all reasonable training, learning and development activity designed to support you in your role.

Diversity and Equality

To be responsible for your own behaviour and act in a manner that avoids and discourages any form of discrimination or harassment; to comply with Cardiff City Football Club’s Equal Opportunities Policy.


Cardiff City Football Club promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Safer Recruitment Policy

Cardiff City Football Club operates a ‘safer recruitment policy’ and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appropriate reference checks and Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks form a significant part of this recruitment process.

How to apply

Should you feel that you have the necessary experience required for the role and wish to apply for this position, please email a copy of your up to date CV together with a covering letter outlining why you feel you would be suitable for this role to email.

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