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Under 6 - Under 9 Scout

3 weeks ago

CardiffCity

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Job Description

Job Role

The U6-U9 Scout will be responsible for the identification, reporting and recruiting of talented local players, ensuring that all identified players are recorded on our database and are brought to the attention of Academy coaching staff.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Attend matches as directed by the Head of Academy Recruitment and Lead U6-U9 Recruitment Coordinator.

  • Comply with all scouting protocols implemented by the department.

  • Attend all meetings and CPD as directed by the Head of Academy Recruitment and Lead Uu6-U9 Recruitment Coordinator.

  • To be responsible for identifying and reporting on talented young players aged U6-U9 within your designated recruitment area via the clubs preferred recruitment software.

  • Gain a detailed understanding of players currently in the Pre-Academy & Foundation Phase to determine player level while observing external players.

  • To visit their local CCFC development centre bi-monthly

  • To identify any potential 'late developers'.

  • Set up a clear communication channel between the local clubs, potential players/parents and the Academy.

  • Any other Scouting requirements as directed by management.

  • Establish close links with all Schoolboy football associations and Boys clubs in the wider area.

  • Ensure that you promote the academy values and defend our culture.

  • To project a professional image, always maintain an ambassadorial role for the Club and Academy, adhering to the Club policies and protocols, specifically in relation to the recruitment of young players in-line with EFL rules.

  • To abide by all club policies including (but not exclusive to) Safeguarding, Equality and Health & Safety.

  • To attend Safeguarding training as required by the Club and adhere to all guidelines contained within the Club's Safeguarding Policy.


Person Specification

  • Qualifications Be in possession of Talent ID Level 1.

  • FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate or equivalent and working knowledge of processes

  • FA/CRC Enhanced Disclosure Certificate

  • UK driving licence and use of own vehicle with valid business insurance.

  • FAW C Certificate

  • FA Talent ID Level 2

  • FA Emergency Aid Certificate


Experience

  • Experience working with people of varying backgrounds and cultures

  • Experience working within a football Academy environment Previous experience of working within a Category 1, 2 or 3 Academy.

  • Knowledge An understanding of Premier League/EFL rules and Elite Player Performance Plan

  • An understanding of Grassroots football in Wales and the local leagues and private coaching centres.

  • An awareness of all grassroots clubs and players in South Wales, specifically Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan and RCT. With detailed knowledge of the FAW Academy systems.

  • Excellent IT skills


Skills Adaptability to be effective in a dynamic, fast-paced Environment

  • Strong communication skills in a variety of settings

  • Ability to work as part of a broader multidisciplinary team

  • Competent IT skills e.g., Microsoft Office

  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality

  • Self-awareness and reflective skills as part of a professional development process

  • Open-minded approach to adopting best-practice and current research-backed principles

  • Attitude Passionate and hard working

  • Self-motivated within a team and capable of motivating those around them

  • Approachable and trustworthy manner


Core Working Relationships

Internal External

  • Academy Manager

  • Head Of Academy Recruitment

  • Lead U6-U9 Recruitment Coordinator

  • Operations Manager

  • Player Care and Head of Safeguarding

  • Head of Coaching

  • Lead Phase Coaches

  • Coaches

  • Players / Parents  FA/FAW – qualifications, licencing & support

  • Universities / Colleges – Research

  • Heads of Coaching at FAW Academies

  • Junior Leagues in South/West/East Wales

  • Area Association Secretaries


Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience in an academy recruitment role with a club of a similar size is vital as is a comprehensive understanding of the implications of the forthcoming ‘Elite Player Performance Plan’ legislation. Coaching qualifications are a plus but not vital but an ability to build networks and obtain and manage important information are of huge importance.

  • Knowledge of football essential.

  • Knowledge of Grassroots Football in South/East/West Wales is essential.

  • Must be able to communicate and interact with a wide range of staff.

  • Must have the ability to work on own initiative and under pressure.

  • Must have the ability to develop within the role, learn new skills and deal with change.==

  • Must be highly organized and assertive with strong communication and time management skills.


Primary behaviour: Supporting & Cooperating

Supports others and shows respect and positive regard for them in social situations. Puts people first, working effectively with individuals and teams, customers, and staff.

Club Responsibilities

Health and Safety

  • To take responsibility for your own health, safety, and welfare, ensuring compliance with Cardiff City Football Club’s Health and Safety Policy, procedures, and safe systems of work.


Data Protection

  • To take responsibility for the protection of personal data and confidential information, ensuring compliance with General Data Protection Regulations and Cardiff City Football Clubs Data Protection Policy.


Training & Development

  • To undertake all reasonable training, learning and development activity designed to support you in your role.


Diversity and Equality

  • To be responsible for your own behaviour and act in a manner that avoids and discourages any form of discrimination or harassment; to comply with Cardiff City Football Club’s Equal Opportunities Policy.


Equality

Cardiff City Football Club promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Safer Recruitment Policy

Cardiff City Football Club operates a ‘safer recruitment policy’ and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appropriate reference checks and Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks form a significant part of this recruitment process.

How to apply

Should you feel that you have the necessary experience required for the role and wish to apply for this position, please email a copy of your up to date CV together with a covering letter outlining why you feel you would be suitable for this role to email.

Job Detail

Deadline12/01/2022
Job TypePermanent
QualificationsFA Level 2 Talent Identification
LevelYouth Football
SalaryExperience
Location

Skills

ScoutingManagementWorking with Young PlayersPlanningTeamworkProblem SolvingLeadershipCreativityDevelopment
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