First Team Scout

  • Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Co Ltd
  • Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, High Road, London, UK
  • 12 May, 2024
Full time Premier League Scout / Analyst

Job Description

Job description

Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London.

Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

 

In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts, and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.

 

The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.

Tottenham Hotspur has:

  • A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
  • A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
  • Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company.
  • A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040.
  • An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes.

 

JOB PURPOSE

  • To provide comprehensive assessments on players who may be of interest to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
  • Responsibility of assessing players within games both domestically & internationally,.
  • Ability to make detailed and evidence-based recommendations on an ongoing basis.
  • The role will involve both working from home and working from the Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Regularly attend live games, both domestically and internationally, to assess players and report on them using bespoke scouting templates which are specific to the recruitment needs of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
  • Complete reports on players consistently and in a timely fashion to ensure the quality & consistency of ongoing assessments.
  • Effectively utilize available data to make holistic and evidence-based recommendations regarding potential target players in line with our style of play & the composition of both our First Team & U21 squads at the time of assessment.
  • Liaise with the Chief Scout to identify, review, monitor and report on target teams and players to support the club’s overarching recruitment strategy (both First Team & Emerging Talent).
  • Compile and regularly update position specific shortlists in line with the recruitment demands at that time.
  • Assess players on video with the same enthusiasm and to the same detail and quality as when watching them play live in a stadium.
  • Contribute meaningfully throughout the scouting process (identification, assessment, recommendation).

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

 

  • A minimum of 3 years experience working in a scouting capacity within a professional football environment.
  • Demonstrates an ability to contextualize multiple factors associated with a player’s performance in order to make reliable & coherent overarching player recommendations.
  • IT literate and has significant experience of using scouting systems such as ISF, Provision, Wyscout.
  • Has comprehensive & up to date knowledge of both domestic and European competitions that are of specific relevance to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
  • Embodies a strong work ethic and is proactive in formulating the most efficient and prioritized fixture schedules in relation to the specific recruitment demands at that time.
  • Can read the times of the season & understands urgency and can prioritize the work of themselves and others (where applicable) to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent technical understanding and application.
  • Naturally inquisitive with a passion for innovation, creativity & for generating new knowledge about players.

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

 

  • Able to evidence a dedication to continued professional development through the attendance of courses or the completion of industry related qualifications.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to connect when English is not a first language.
  • Develop, create, and maintain effective networks and working relationships with the ability to influence and inspire across all sectors.
  • Exceptional administrative and organisational skills.
  • Ability to manage and achieve personal and departmental objectives.
  • Exceptional aptitude with technology use and application.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Collaborative working style with a low ego to constructively challenge themselves and others to drive standards and maintain excellence.

 

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to an Enhanced DBS check with child’s barred list.

 

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.