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Sheffield United Football Club

Sheffield United Football Club

Zone Coordinator (Chesterfield/Mansfield/Nottingham)


posting Date

role Type



Nov 7, 2023


Permanent Part Time

5 hours per week


Academy Head of Recruitment

£300 per month


Our Academy Recruitment Department have the opportunity for Zone Coordinator to join our team in the Zone 3 Area (Chesterfield/Mansfield/Nottingham). 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
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 Chesterfield/Mansfield/Nottingham.
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: Monday 20th November 2023Please note that in the instance of high volumes of applications we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date noted above.

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