Lead Foundation Phase Scout Coordinator

Lead Foundation Phase Scout Coordinator

Website Portsmouth Football Club

– Salary: “Dependent Upon Experience”

– Closing Date: 23/07/2019

– Job Role: Lead Foundation Phase Scout Coordinator

Following a restructuring of our Academy recruitment team the club has a vacancy for an experienced recruiter of elite young footballers. The role is based at our Training Ground in Portsmouth, Hampshire and will report directly to Head of Academy Recruitment as well as the Lead Foundation Coach.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate considerable success in strategic planning of the recruitment of elite players gained within the professional game. A sound knowledge of the EPP and rules specifically pertaining to Academy environments. Additionally, effective management of teams working remotely, strong leadership skills and very importantly an appropriate network of contacts within the game are essential.

The role demands a strong and efficient administrator, who possesses sound communication skills and the necessary empathy to liaise with players, coaches and other relevant stakeholders. The emphasis of the role will be on the U7s to U14s age groups in developing a database of players through building close working relationships with local clubs and private academies as per the Academy’s recruitment strategy.

Necessarily the role will require travel and willingness to work flexibly in terms of hours of work and in a close-knit team environment. The successful candidate will be seen as someone who can help build a successful reporting procedure that falls into line with the other Academy age groups whilst ensuring the club’s high standards are met at all times.

The Club has a strong reputation as an upholder of EFL diversity and inclusion policies and welcomes applications from BAME candidates, who are suitably qualified with a minimum of FA Talent ID Level 2. Our strong preference is for applicants to have several years’ experience working within an EFL Academy with the Foundation age group.

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