Chief Scout

  • Oxford United FC
  • Remote
  • 14 Mar, 2023
Full time Scout / Analyst

Job Description

Oxford United Football Club are currently looking to recruit a Chief Scout to join their successful and progressive recruitment department. Reporting to the Head of Recruitment, you will make a highly valued contribution to the recruitment process, playing a key role in the identification and monitoring of potential transfer targets, assisting in the decision-making stage and the management of the recruitment department. Based remotely, you will attend a large number of games with weekly/fortnightly training ground visits to attend meetings. 


Main Duties


·       Scouting of potential transfer targets, both live and video, to identify players for Oxford United, in line with the club’s playing philosophy.

·       Working in conjunction with the Head of Recruitment and recruitment department to develop and maintain relationships with Clubs and Agents.

·       Supporting the club’s end-to-end recruitment process, contributing to recruitment meetings and the decision-making process.

·       Assist in the implementation of a new club-wide recruitment strategy.

·       Support in the management of the scouting & recruitment department.

·       Play a key role in the CPD of the club’s Scouts & Recruitment Analysts.

·       Oversee the management of the scout report database.

·       Identifying opportunities for process improvements and innovation.


 Personal Specification




·       An experienced individual with a proven track record of identifying talent within professional football.

·       Strong professional networks and industry contracts.

·       Exceptional work ethic and attention to detail.

·       Ability to work flexible hours, including UK-wide travel.

·       Full and clean driving license.

·       Up-to-date DBS check.

·       High degree of computer literacy.

·       Excellent communication and organisational skills.

·       FA Talent ID Level 2




·       FA Talent ID Level 3 & 4 or equivalent.

How to Apply


·       Please apply by sending a cover letter and CV via the "apply now"-button below. 

Closing: 31 March 2023


·       Oxford United FC are committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.