Website Forest Green Rovers Football Club
– Salary: “Dependent Upon Experience”
– Closing Date: 24/06/2019
– Job Role : Academy Head of Recruitment
Forest Green Rovers is a unique football club. We’ve been recognised by FIFA as the “world’s greenest football club” and we’ve secured coverage from around the globe for our environmentally focused ethos. We’re celebrating our 130th year – off the back of a place in the League 2 promotional play-offs.
Promoted to the football league for the first time in 2017, it gave us the opportunity to secure Category 3 academy status in record time – winning the Merit League 2 in our second season.
Our facilities and ethos – and the uniqueness of Forest Green Rovers, enables us to recruit and keep the best players in our area and develop them within our coaching set up.
About the role
•To recruit, organise and manage a team of local scouts to support the Academy and Youth Development Programme at all levels.
•Produce and maintain a database of potential players from other Premier/Football League Clubs (Academy level 1/2) from ‘local grassroots’ football (liaise with Forest Green Rovers FC First Team Head of Recruitment on all players deemed suitable).
•Produce and maintain a database of all players at Academy Level who meet the desired Forest Green Rovers FC Academy Player Profile and are deemed suitable for consideration to play for Forest Green Rovers FC Academy.
•To develop a network of scouting contacts within the South West Region and beyond and develop a communication strategy with such contacts in order to identify suitable players that meet the required Forest Green Rovers FC Academy Player Profile and are considered suitable for selection into Forest Green Rovers FC Academy.
•To continuously monitor the recruitment process and administration ensuring that it is fit for purpose and identifying the appropriate talent.
•To liaise with the Forest Green Rovers FC First Team Head of Recruitment to ensure that the recruitment strategy is within budget. .
•To ensure the Forest Green Rovers FC First Team Head of Recruitment is informed of all trialist players attending the Academy at any time, ensuring that all relevant documentation where required (EFL Youth Development Rules and Regulations) is completed and filed.
•Experience of working in Youth Development
•Enhanced FA CRB Certificate
•FA Level 2 Coaching Certificate
•Knowledge and understanding of FA and EFL rules relating to player development and recruitment
•Experience of working within a strategic environment to support the long term development of players
•Good communication and interpersonal skills
•Organisational and administrational skills
•Ability to work within a team effectively & efficiently
•FA Talent ID qualification Level 2
Forest Green Rovers FC promote inclusion and confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.
The EFL has introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds. New regulations require clubs to shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where an application has been received) for all roles in Academy football that require a UEFA A or UEFA B Licence.
If you consider your ethnicity to fall within one of the following definitions – Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic (i.e. from any other ethnic group that is not ‘White British’) – please inform us within your application.
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