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Academy Head of Recruitment - Part Time

Forest Green
Salary Details:
Competitive + benefits
Advertising End Date:
24 Jun 2019
About The Role
We are looking to recruit a Academy Head of Recruitment to recruit, organise and manage a team of local scouts to support the Academy and Youth Development Programme at all levels.
You will- 
  • Produce and maintain a database of potential players from other Premier/Football League Clubs (Academy level 1/2) from ‘local grassroots’ football (liaise with Forest Green Rovers FC First Team Head of Recruitment on all players deemed suitable).
  • Produce and maintain a database of all players at Academy Level who meet the desired Forest Green Rovers FC Academy Player Profile and are deemed suitable for consideration to play for Forest Green Rovers FC Academy.
  • To develop a network of scouting contacts within the South West Region and beyond and develop a communication strategy with such contacts in order to identify suitable players that meet the required Forest Green Rovers FC Academy Player Profile and are considered suitable for selection into Forest Green Rovers FC Academy.
  • To continuously monitor the recruitment process and administration ensuring that it is fit for purpose and identifying the appropriate talent.
  • To liaise with the Forest Green Rovers FC First Team Head of Recruitment to ensure that the recruitment strategy is within budget. .
  • To ensure the Forest Green Rovers FC First Team Head of Recruitment is informed of all trialist players attending the Academy at any time, ensuring that all relevant documentation where required (EFL Youth Development Rules and Regulations) is completed and filed.
  • About You


    • Experience of working in Youth Development
    • Enhance DBS check
    • FA Level 2 Coaching Certificate
    • Knowledge and understanding of FA and EFL rules relating to player development and recruitment
    • Experience of working within a strategic environment to support the long term development of players
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Organisational and administration skills
    • Ability to work within a team effectively & efficiently
    • FA Talent ID qualification Level 2

    Forest Green Rovers FC promote inclusion and confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

    The EFL has introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds. New regulations require clubs to shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where an application has been received) for all roles in Academy football that require a UEFA A or UEFA B Licence.

    If you consider your ethnicity to fall within one of the following definitions – Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic (i.e. from any other ethnic group that is not ‘White British’) - please inform us within your application.

    About Us

    Founded in 1889, Forest Green Rovers is a football club with a rich 128-year history – but we’re at the forefront of something quite new here.

    FIFA recently described us as the greenest football club in the world – it’s certainly true that no other football club in the world has put the environment at the heart of what it does, embedded it into its DNA like we do.

    We’re the only club in the world to have EMAS accreditation – the gold standard of environmental management – and we’re the first and only vegan football club in the world. In 2017, we were promoted to the Football League for the first time in our history – which means we can spread our sustainability message to an even bigger audience.

    Our aim is to be in the Championship within the next five years – and we’re planning to build a stadium to match those ambitions, too. Designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, ‘Eco Park’ would be the only stadium in the world made entirely of wood.