Academy Scout (Chichester)

Academy Scout (Chichester)

Website Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

– Salary: £3,604 based on 100 matches per season
– Hours: 100 matches per season
– Closing Date: 23/06/2019
– Job Role : Academy Scout (Chichester)

Employer: Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Contract type: Fixed-term commencing June 2019 and ending 30th June 2020.
Location: Based in the surrouding area of Chichester. On occasions may be required to attend the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing.
Salary: £3,604 based on 100 matches per season
Benefits: Club Pension Scheme | Group Life Protection | Club discounts & offers
Closing date for applications: 23rd June 2019 @ 23:59:59
Roles and responsibilities

To be responsible for the identification and recruitment of the best talented players of a specific area, to supply the Development Centre programme with the best potential and ensure the implementation of the Development Centre strategy outlined by the Academy Recruitment Manager.
To attend matches as a scouting representative for Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club’s Category 1 Academy including but not limited to grassroots, county and district representative games as required.
To report on scouting activities carried out in that month and input all the player/match reports on to the BHAFC database.
To comply with all scouting protocols implemented by the Club.
To keep up to date records of all games attended during the season and send through to the point of contact at the Club as instructed.
To comply with the club’s Health and Safety and Child Protection policies.
To identify, recommend and monitor potential recruitment targets for the age range outlined by the point of contact.
To record information with regard to youth / professional / Grass Roots Clubs in your region i.e. player transfers, change of ownership, financial situation etc.
To record information covering all dimensions of performance and potential, technical, physical, psychological and social.
To use modern scouting methods with regards to reporting, recording and tracking potential player targets.
To contribute to the player auditing procedures implemented by the Club and produce player reports as requested by the point of contact.
To ensure contact networks are built, extended and serviced regularly in conjunction with the point of contact.
To work within deadlines agreed with the Club.
To ensure that all expense claims are submitted on a monthly basis supported by any receipts where applicable.
To produce all player/match reports on our scouting data system or on report forms via email (you will receive a unique log in number which must remain confidential; all entries will remain the property of BHAFC).
To provide scouting (match and/or player) reports, in accordance with Club protocols, on our scouting data system within 72 hours.
To attend the Development Centre as required/able to meet and greet the parents and players that you have introduced to the club.
To attend all in-house meetings and training/CPD as directed by the departmental manager.
To keep up-to-date with EPPP and Category 1 requirements.
Any other reasonable requests as outlined by the point of contact.
General duties and accountabilities

To support Brighton & Hove Albion FC and AITC in their aims and objectives at all times.
To ensure compliance with all relevant club policies, including health and safety policies.
To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements.
To keep confidential any information gained regarding the charity, club and its personnel.
To represent Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and AITC in a professional manner.
To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.
General Expecations

To uphold and live our Team Brighton Values; Treat people well, Exceed Expectations, Aim high (never give up) and Make it special.
To be a champion of equality and diversity in the workplace and treat all staff, customers, sponsors, clients and applicants with fairness, dignity and respect.
To report incidents of any form of discrimination through the correct channels.
To promote best practice in safeguarding and create an environment that is safe for children young people and vulnerable adults.
To report safeguarding concerns through the correct channels.
To ensure that any safeguarding training and certificates are kept up to date.
This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

Qualifications & Experience


FA Talent ID Award
Valid and accepted enhanced FA DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check) or be willing to undertake this check if successful
An extensive knowledge and experience of the football industry in a similar or related role
A proven understanding and knowledge of the rules and regulations governing players and recruitment
An identifiable track record in scouting and recruitment
Familiarity with the mechanics of youth football recruitment
A good network of contacts within the professional game
An excellent working knowledge of and competent user of scouting databases
A clear understanding of the Academy system and the professional football environment
IT skills to include a high level of competence using Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint skills
Excellent overall level of numeracy and literacy
Trustworthy and able to demonstrate adherence to codes of conduct, ethics and confidentiality
A “can do” attitude
Presents solutions rather than problems
Ability to establish good and productive working relationships, and work well in a team
A dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic individual
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proactive attitude within the role
Excellent written and analytical skills
Quality focus – takes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of work
Highly organised and able to manage multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines
Drive and energy – demonstrates enthusiasm and is personally committed to achieving objectives set
Self-development – is receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths and areas for improvement
Flexibility and willingness to learn
Ability to work calmly under pressure, effectively organise, prioritise workloads and to meet deadlines
Ability to work unsupervised
To promote Brighton And Hove Albion FC in a positive and professional manner both in and away from the club
A high level of confidentiality, reliability and attention to detail

Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues including holding a valid FA Safeguarding Children Workshop Certificate or be willing to undertake this training if successful
FA Coaching in Football Certificate (can include Level 1, 2, 3 or UEFA A or B)
Understanding of EPPP and Category 1 requirements

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