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Sheffield United FC

Sheffield United FC

Zone Coordinator


posting Date

role Type



Mar 1, 2024


Permanent, Part Time

5 hours per week

West Yorkshire

Academy Head of Recruitment

£300 monthly


Our Academy Recruitment Department have the opportunity for Zone Coordinator to join our team in the Zone 4 Area (Huddersfield). The Zone Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the scouting system for player identification within the relevant scouting zone, contributing to the overall recruitment strategy here at Sheffield United Football Club. The successful candidate should have a strong understanding of talent within their locality and a great team ethic.
Role Responsibilities

To be responsible for overseeing the scouting system for player identification within a particular scouting zone.
To help formulate a long-term recruitment plan under the direction of the Head of Academy Recruitment and in accordance with the Academy Recruitment Strategy.
To have an overall responsibility for ensuring that the structure created for recruitment produces outstanding players.
Support the Head of Local Recruitment to improve links with local grassroots clubs, schools, district teams, leagues and other providers.
Ensure all recruitment staff are following set policies and procedures to ensure the recruitment process is acting within the rules of the EPPP.
Report back to the Head of Local Recruitment regularly on any progress made or issues identified.
To be available for scouting duties as and when required.
To attend the annual scout's induction event as well as scout meetings as required.
To attend CPD as required.
Any other reasonable requests as directed by management.

Club Wide Responsibilities

To adhere to all Sheffield United Football Club's Safeguarding Policies and Procedures to foster an environment which protects from harm those defined as children and adults at risk.
To report any concerns of a Safeguarding nature to the relevant parties and remain fully compliant with any applicable Safeguarding checks and due diligence and recognise your responsibility to the Club's Safeguarding agenda.
To report any concerns of discrimination to the relevant parties and promote a welcoming and inclusive club environment for all.
To adhere to the Club's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, supporting the Club to create an environment which is inclusive and all-encompassing.

The following criteria are essential for the role

FA Talent ID Level 2 Certificate
FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
An enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service
Full UK Driving License
Proven track record of scouting players of school age and the process involved
Coaching experience
Understanding of Academy rules and regulations
Strong organisation and coordination skills

The following criteria are desirable for the role

Local knowledge of grassroots football across the area of West Yorkshire.
Extensive Contacts within your designated area

Application ProcessPlease download and save the application form before inputting information. If you require a paper copy please contact the HR department — or call 0114 253 7200.
Completed application forms must be submitted via email to stating the vacancy title in the subject or posted to HR, Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU.
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 12th March 2024.
Please note that in the instance of high volumes of applications we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date noted above.

Please download and save the application form on our website before inputting information.

Eligibility for Employment in the UKIn accordance with current legislative requirements the successful applicant must produce documentary verification of their eligibility to work in the UK and will not be allowed to start work until this has been received.
Equality and DiversitySheffield United FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
Sheffield United FC are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. If you would like further information regarding the scheme and how we are able to support disabled persons within the workplace, then please contact our HR team at
Safer RecruitmentSheffield United FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK. For further information on the Club's Safeguarding Statement please access the following

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