Head of Scouting

  • Stoke City FC
  • Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  • 28 Jun, 2020
Full time Coaching Scouting Leadership & Management Scout / Analyst

Job Description

Stoke City Football Club of the English Football League is looking for a Head of Scouting to support its First Team Scouting and Recruitment operations at our Training Ground Facility at Clayton Wood in Trent Vale. The Head of Scouting will be responsible for implementing and overseeing a rigorous and robust scouting process to identify the best possible talent available to the Club, whilst also supporting the Chief Executive Officer and First Team Manager in the implementation of the Club’s strategy and football philosophy.


The ideal candidate will be accountable for making and advising on judgements regarding current and future First Team composition.


Main Responsibilities


  • Managing the First Team scouting and player recruitment processes.
  • Building a strong scouting structure to ensure comprehensive player recruitment.
  • Leading and managing the Club’s network of talent scouts within the UK and Europe.
  • Providing detailed scouting reports on potential transfer targets.
  • Presenting details of recommended players to the CEO and First Team Manager.
  • Establishing productive relationships with clubs and agents.
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of relevant EFL, FA and FIFA Regulations regarding player recruitment.


Key Skills and Experience


  • Proven track record in recruitment of players.
  • Ability to lead and develop a team.
  • Excellent organisation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Highest levels of integrity.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • In-depth knowledge of English football at all levels.


The position will be offered on a full time permanent basis. A competitive salary and benefits package is available commensurate with this senior role.


This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and DBS checks at the appropriate level will be obtained prior to employment commencing.



To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Human Resources, SCFC Jobs, PO Box 3573, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 9LL or email to stokejobs@stokecityfc.com quoting ‘HOS0620EFL’ in the subject line. Alternatively, telephone the Human Resources Department on 01782 684937 for an application form. You can also apply via the Apply Now link below


Closing date for applications is 7th July 2020.


Stoke City Football Club endorses the principle of Equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the Club will be treated fairly and with respect, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.


The Club is committed to providing access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in without threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse. Any person associated with the Club can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected and in particular, that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the Club.


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