Casual - Youth Surveillance Scout

  • City Football Group
  • Manchester, UK
  • 16 Sep, 2020
Part time Youth Academy Scout / Analyst

Job Description

Job Purpose

To support the identification and assessment of youth players of potential interest for City Football Group (CFG) teams (Manchester City, New York City, Melbourne City) associated clubs (Yokohama F.Marinos, Shinju, Montevideo City Torque, Mumbai City, Lommel SK) and potential future clients.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide key support to our UK and International Youth Scouting & Recruitment Managers in the identification and assessment of youth players (U13 - U18) of potential interest in domestic games and tournaments.
  • To build an in-depth specialist knowledge and database of the youth (U13-U18) market to supplement a broad knowledge nationally.
  • Provide written performance reports from live games and/or video content to support the cross-checking of domestic /international talent.
  • Occasional national/International travel for cross-referencing of international and domestic talent.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge and opinion of players within the existing MCFC Academy age groups.
  • To contribute where possible to any projects that the Global Football Talent Management department may ask of you in support of the CFG teams and clients.
  • Promoting a positive market identity of the City Football Group and MCFC Academy with agents, representatives, clubs, federations, families and all key stakeholders.
  • Support the Talent ID and recruitment process with video content from live and video-based talent identification on relevant players, as required within the needs of CFG.


General Responsibilities

  • Compliance with the CFG Scouting & Recruitment Code of Conduct
  • Compliance with all CFG policies
  • Compliance with the CFG health and safety procedures
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
  • To maintain professional conduct at all times
  • To respect the confidentiality of sensitive information, both during and after your employment
  • To safeguard the CFG’s image and reputation at all times







  • Working knowledge of category 1-3 academy functions
  • Working knowledge of PL Youth Development Regulations


Technical/Work-Based Skills


  • Use of industry leading technology to support effective talent identification


General Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience using a range of IT software
  • Experience of using Scout 7/Instat



  • Demonstrable experience of scouting role within a Football league club previously





  • Minimum level 2 FA Talent ID
  • FA Safeguarding and First Aid


  • FA Coaching Qualifications




City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and 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.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. 

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

The City Football Group is fully committed to safeguarding children and other vulnerable people across our business. As such, appointment to this post may be subject to Safer Recruitment processes including a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up the role.