Casual Grassroots Academy Scout - Suffolk

  • Ipswich Town Football Club
  • Ipswich, UK
  • 09 Jun, 2024
Casual Academy EFL Scout / Analyst Youth

Job Description

Purpose of the Role

To assist with the long-term vision of Ipswich Town Football Club in identifying and recruiting the most talented young players for the Club across Suffolk. This involves the implementation of identification, recruitment and scouting strategies for the Academy across the Player Performance Pathway of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) under the Head of Academy Recruitment, whilst striving to identify and recruit the most talented young players available in adherence with the Player Profiles the Club is seeking to recruit


Key Tasks / Responsibilities

1. Identification and recruitment of players across the Player Performance Pathway in adherence with Club Players Profiles.
2. Be proactive in sourcing information about upcoming games, festivals, tournaments & events across designated catchment areas.
3. Develop and build positive, working relationships with local non-Academy football teams.
4. Liaise with local non-Academy football teams to organise games with selected Academy development centres. (When requested).
5. To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of non-Academy players and ensure players are logged using the department’s central database tracking system.
6. Submit match reports for each game attended on the Kitman Labs Application or summer festival report forms and return them via email. Monthly pay will be signed off against match reports.
7. Update the scouts central database systems for every fixture attended.
8. Ensure Scouting Policy and Protocol is adhered to when attending games. Including scout permissions to attend fixtures & approaches for identified players.
9. Cover all target age group leagues and teams for the duration of the required period.
10. Meet player recruitment targets set by the Head of Academy Recruitment.
11. Administration as required, including information for payroll.
12. Monitor and liaise with the Lead Recruitment Officer of the area.
13. Attend all Academy Scouts CPD events and academy scouts meetings when requested by Head of Academy recruitment or relevant recruitment leads.
14. Attend all fixtures and if unable to scout then inform senior lead / operations staff at the earliest opportunity.