Tottenham Hotspur

Volunteer Academy Scout

Tottenham Hotspur



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Jul 27, 2021

Role description

Job Summary
Tottenham Hotspur is a world-famous football club based in North London. Off the pitch, the Club has a strong and successful business model centered around building a platform for long-term success, including our new world-class stadium.

The Club operates out of multiple facilities, including a world-class Training Centre/ Lilywhite House, where the academy is based.

The main focus of the academy scouts role is to develop and build relationships with grassroots clubs and key partners to source and recruit young talented players from the London and surrounding areas for the THFC academy. This is a volunteray position within the Club.

Key Responsibilities
To work as an integral member of the Scouting Network in identifying players for the Club.
To be responsible for identifying and reporting on the most talented young players in their designated geographical area.
To develop a network of contacts in youth football within the designated geographic area and specified age range in order to maximize coverage of that area and ensure the Club has a working knowledge of all talented young players.
To attend a monthly scouting meeting and to prepare in advance of those meetings updates of all scouting activity and targeted players.
To project a professional image, maintain an ambassadorial role for the Club and Academy at all times, and adhering to the Club policies and protocols, specifically in relation to the recruitment of young players and to ensure that the reputation of the THFC Academy remains intact.
To maintain a working knowledge of all players who have either previously been signed/registered with the Academy but have since been released or have had unsuccessful periods of training and assessment, in order to identify any potential 'late developers'.
To attend Child Protection training as required by the Club and adhere to all guidelines contained within the Club's Child Protection Policy.
To ensure the necessary forms have been completed and information collated on all potential player recruits in order that they can be registered correctly and timeously.
To attend all in-service days as required
To abide by all club policies including (but not exclusive to) Safeguarding, Equality and Health & Safety
Personal Attributes
Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
Generate innovative ideas and strive to deliver the highest standard of service as possible
Value and respect others: building relationships and working well within a team environment
Customer focused in all that you do, putting the supporters first
Thoughtful and understanding; sensitive to the needs of others.
Alert –attentive and observant, able to make decisions quickly and adapting to situations
Proactive – think ahead rather than simply reacting in the moment
Able to work independently, showing initiative, taking responsibility and thinking logically
Reliable – be able to commit to event days and to be punctual
Passionate: taking great pride and enthusiasm in your work.
Fantastic personal skills – good communicator: friendly, approachable, positive
Skills & Experience

A minimum of FA Level 1 in Talent Identification
FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
Enhanced DBS
Experience working within a Talent Id within football.
Advanced knowledge of the grassroots game.


Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced DBS check with barred list.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Application Deadline: 28 July 2021