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Strategy & Planning Manager - Scouting

4 weeks ago

Chelsea FC

14 Current Jobs Opening(s)

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About Us

As part of Chelsea FC, you will belong to one of the World’s most successful Football Clubs in recent times. Our club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and World champions in the process. With exciting new ownership, our ambition is to surpass our achievements within every team at the club.

Our World-renowned Academy is vitally important to the Club and we strive every day to scout, recruit and develop the world’s best footballers, to both support our first team and also to develop successful careers within the wider professional game.

We proudly aim to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, and as such require an individual for this role who matches both our ambition and commitment to excellence.

If you’re got a winning mindset and are motivated to help us keep pushing the boundaries of youth development, you could have a place on our team!!

What We're Looking For:

We're looking for a strong Strategy & Planning Manager with drive and initiative to support the Head of Youth Recruitment with the management of processes, information and data that optimises the scouting and recruitment of high potential talent to Chelsea FC.

The post holder will be the central hub for all intelligence and processes ensuring information flows throughout the scouting team

Brief description and duties:

  • Be part of the management and decision-making group that drives short and long- term priorities, designs and delivers a strategic scouting plan to meet these goals.

  • Work very closely with Academy staff and external partners that enable the recruitment management team to support holistic, highly informed and evidence based decisions

  • Provide detailed reports to management that support excellence in decision making

  • Producing a variety of data reports from the curated data systems for the Head of Youth Recruitment including scout compliance, data quality, and activity headlines.

  • Be proactive in producing Executive Summaries for key targeted players to respond to market opportunity

  • Lead on the development of an annual tournament calendar that gives advance oversight of all tournament opportunities and plans resource coverage accordingly

  • Anticipate and provide support relating any other projects to ensure maximum responsiveness to the demands of the market

Must Haves/qualified by demonstrable experience to the level required:

  • Must be highly numerate and comfortable interacting with objective and subjective data and have experience translating this into actions.

  • Have previously worked across a diverse group of stakeholders – experience delivering on guidance from senior management and leading a team of staff.

  • Experience using high level presentation skills, both verbal and written, to communicate information and data to support critical decision making

  • Confident in using different systems and developing processes.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience of an elite performance environment with particular understanding of dealing with high performing teams and individuals

  • Experience working in football

  • Proven ability to work in an integrated way within interdisciplinary teams

Measures of Performance (Here to Win):

  • The recruitment strategy is effectively supported by the design and delivery of the scouting strategy.

  • The scouting strategy is executed effectively.

  • Maintain effective communication with both the scouting teams and Management Group.

  • Compliance with all regulations and club policies.

  • The scouting database is accurately populated and kept up to date.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.
If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.

Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well- being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

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Job TypeFull time
QualificationsAcademy Experiance


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