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Academy Head of Recruitment

3 weeks ago

Newport County

2 Current Jobs Opening(s)

Job Description

Role Responsibilities & Key Duties

  1. To lead a team of scouts

  2. Identify and recruit players to NCAFC Academy, and girls development centre

  3. Responsible for recruitment and training of Club Scouts

  4. Build relationships with Key stakeholders in the market place, agents, clubs etc

  5. Translate a recruitment strategy into specific actions and regular targets

  6. To provide relevant feedback to line management as required

  7. Ensure compliance with all relevant club policies including health & safety and safeguarding policies

  8. To ensure compliance with all relevant, legal, regulatory ethical and social requirements including EEEP

  9. To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally always maintaining a professional image when representing NCAFC football club

  10. To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and it’s personnel

  11. To contribute to the recruitment & trial process of the programme if/when required

  12. To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times

  13. To attend all Academy meetings where applicable

  14. To undertake appropriate CPD in line with EFL rules and regulations

  15. To complete any other duties as deemed reasonable by the Academy Manager or Phase Lead


  • FA Talent ID Level 2

  • FA Talent ID level 1

  • UEFA B licence outfield award

  • Recognised First Aid Qualification (Emergency Aid)

  • DBS check

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of the role and the position

  • Excellent at creating structure and running processes

  • Outstanding people skills

  • Ability to build relationships

  • Experience of scouting & talent identification processes and procedures

  • Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)


  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • A genuine team player

  • A reliable individual

Personal Qualities

  • Displays a high level of discretion

  • Personable with an ability to build individual relationships

  • Hardworking and enthusiastic

  • Empathetic to young players

  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances

  • Loyal and committed

Safeguarding Statement

Newport County AFC is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

This post requires Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and may include checks against the Barred Lists, as such it is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared”.

Relevant information and / or documents will be distributed as part of the recruitment process.

BAME Declaration

The English Football League 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.

As part of the application process, you will therefore be asked to declare your ethnicity.

E & D Statement

Newport County AFC Academy is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity.

To apply please complete the NCAFC application form no C.V’s will be accepted and email your application.

Job Detail

Job TypePart time
QualificationsFA Level 1 Talent Identification


ManagementPlanningTeamworkProblem SolvingRecruitment
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