Academy Performance Analyst (U9-14)

  • Birmingham City FC
  • Birmingham, UK
  • 13 May, 2024
Full time Academy EFL Scout / Analyst Youth

Job Description

Term:                                         Permanent

Department:                            Academy Performance Analysis

Location:                                 The Knighthead Training and Academy Grounds

Salary:                                       Competitive

Hours of Work:                      Hours are set to meet the needs of the business but are a minimum of 37.5 hours per week.

Application closing date:    Due to the urgency of filling this vacancy, suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply and the role will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.

JOB DESCRIPTION

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend all continued professional development events.
  • Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
  • Monitor the wellbeing of Academy players at all times liaising with the Club Safeguarding Team.
  • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working directly with the U13/14 age group (analysis sessions, pre/post, live, statistical, databasing).
  • Liaise with players and staff on player development progress in line with the ILP’s.
  • Filming games and training sessions, where necessary.
  • Creating and maintaining best practice libraries of our academy players and the academies playing philosophy.
  • Creation of learning activation and learning review videos based on the coaching curriculum.
  • Maintain processes and produce reports required by the department (e.g. Multi-Disciplinary Player Reports, Kitman Labs).
  • Contributing to 5 and 10-week MDT meetings and player reviews.
  • Aiding with coach development by filming sessions and producing a report in line with the Coach Analysis process.
  • Seek own opportunities for CPD opportunities to be supported by the club, in line with the appraisal process.
  • Helping the department with tasks and projects where necessary.
  • Ensuring all equipment is maintained and upkept to the appropriate standards.
  • Liaising with the academy performance analysis work placement students to ensure workload is shared and completed.
  • Hosting workshops for the relevant age group players and parents, as and when necessary.
  • Communicate and promote the Academy culture and values within the elite environment for the development of our young players.
  • To demonstrate consistent high standards of behaviour and to operate within the parameters of the laws of the game, the rules of the Football Association, Premier League and the EFL.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and falling within the scope of the post, as requested by the Head of Academy Performance Analysis and Academy Manager(s).

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    Qualifications

    Essential Requirements

  • BSc level in Performance Analysis or related disciplines (at least 2:1).
  • Educated to MSc level in Performance Analysis.
  • UEFA C Coaching Qualification.

    Desirable Requirements

  • UEFA B coaching licence.
  • Teaching & learning qualifications.
  • Data analysis qualifications.
  • Data analysis degree or qualifications.

    Skills and Abilities

    Essential Requirements

  • Knowledge & experience of working in an elite academy environment.
  • Excellent tactical and technical knowledge of football.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Competent with Sportscode, Hudl, Wyscout, Studio

    Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge of the EPPP.
  • Experience working in youth development.
  • Data analysis experience (Excel, Python, Power BI)
  • Video editing
  • Coaching experience.
  • Pedagogical experience

Personal Requirements

  • • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
  • Collaborative to alongside with other departments.
  • Knowledgeable.
  • Adaptable to change.
  • Hard working.
  • Honest.
  • Committed with the willingness to go above and beyond.
  • Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility.
  • Approachable person with ability to deal with day-to-day issues on own initiative.
  • Effective time management and planning skills. Good attention to detail employing thorough working practices.

Terms of Appointment 

  •  37.5 hours per week of which these are hours to suit the needs of the business.
  • Employment benefits to include Pension Scheme and Life Assurance.
  • Holiday entitlement.
  • Probation period to successfully complete and pass.

Special Conditions

  •  Applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check (previously a CRB check)
  • Employment offer will be subject to a medical clearance process

Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community. We will consider applications solely based on merit regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious belief, background, or family circumstance.

Birmingham City FC promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment, and we welcome applications from all individuals in society. If you have any particular requirements or need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment or interview process, please mention this in your application.

All candidates are required to complete our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Survey using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/ymR2zBpuNf. The survey will take approximately 1 minute to complete, is completely voluntary and you can respond with “prefer not to say” to any questions that you do not feel comfortable in answering. All responses will remain anonymous, and we will use the information collected to review our recruitment processes and ensure we continue to encourage a diverse and inclusive working environment to help us achieve our equality objectives.