Emerging Talent Video Scout

Leicester City

Vacancy summary

  • Salary:
    Competitive + Excellent Benefits
  • Location:
    Leicester
  • Category:
    Scouting
  • Closing date:
    April 4th
  • More info & apply:
    See below

About The Role

Leicester City Football Club are excited to be recruiting for a video scout to join our Academy’s Emerging Talent team, whose primary role will be analysing match footage in order to identify prospects for the LCFC Academy with the ultimate goal of recruiting high-potential Academy players who will progress with the Club and achieve first team recognition. The Club are constantly seeking to be more efficient in identifying and engaging with young talent from across the country, and this position will play a substantial role in recruiting exciting new prospects for the Club’s future.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have significant experience within an elite sporting environment, particularly in relation to talent identification, and be able to produce highly detailed reports and materials to support the presentation of potential players to the Club’s Academy Manager and Director of Football. In order to achieve this, the successful individual will have good instincts regarding talent identification, be highly organised and detail-oriented, and be confident in presenting to and liaising with senior leaders within the Club.

A significant element of the role will also include the analysis of current LCFC triallists, working collaboratively with the Club’s various age-group coaches, and developing assessment reports to gauge success.

The role will require some evening and weekend working, therefore any candidates applying should have a flexible and robust approach to the role.

Essential experience & qualifications

Include:

  • A good knowledge of youth football and player recruitment.
  • A good knowledge of the tactical and technical elements of football.
  • Ability to integrate and work alongside the current Senior and Academy Recruitment Dept. at the club.
  • Must be driven and enthusiastic whilst able to work within a team to attain the recruitment targets.

Desirable experience & qualifications

Include:

  • FA Talent Identification Qualifications.
  • Knowledge of Sportscode or similar packages.
  • Coaching qualifications.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.

About The Club

Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.

Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes were promoted as Championship winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history, and the Foxes went on to reach the quarter finals of the competition. The Club continues to build on that success, and celebrated lifting the prestigious FA Cup in May 2021.

Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Meanwhile, investment in the Club continues, with the 2021 opening of a new state-of-the-art Training Ground in north Leicestershire.

How To Apply

A full job description can be found HERE. If you feel you have the qualities and experience needed, please apply via THIS LINK.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.

Benefits Package

Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite subsidised staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.

  • Contract Type – Permanent
  • Hours Per Week 37.5

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer, and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

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