First Team Video Scout

Wolverhampton
Full Time
Competitive
6 / 03

There has never been a more exciting time to work at Wolves. The club is in the process of developing and implementing practices, strategies and teams to deliver success at the highest level.

The First Team Video Scout will focus on identifying and recruiting players at both Emerging Talent and First Team Level. You will cover fixtures worldwide whilst also having opportunities to seek live games to supplement the essential video coverage.

You will be responsible for the support of identification, evaluation and target coverage of players that are of the required standard to progress and succeed in the first team at Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 

You will be expected to carry out duties in line with the scout’s code of conduct alongside the rules and regulations of the Premier League / Football Association.

For more details on this role and the requirements, please see the Job Description.

Full description

Full description

We are Wolves; progressive, determined, bright, unified and humble. A pack that is hungry for success. Wolves is one of the fastest growing professional football clubs in the UK, and also boasts one of the richest histories in the beautiful game.

Formed in 1877, Wolves was a founder member of the Football League, and was one of the country’s most successful sides in the fifties and sixties. During a two decade spell the Black Country’s most decorated side won three First Division titles and one of its four FA Cups.

Fast forward 70 years and Wolves are back amongst football’s elite. In the past six years we have celebrated promotion to the Premier League, back-to-back 7th placed finishes and a Europa League quarter-final campaign. Now, we will be competing in the Premier League for a sixth successive season.

But at Wolves it is all about what we will do, not what we have done. We don’t simply look to the future, we seize it.

We take seriously our commitment to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk and to ensuring that Wolves is free from discrimination and harassment.

Job purpose

There has never been a more exciting time to work at Wolves. The club is in the process of developing and implementing practices, strategies and teams to deliver success at the highest level.

The First Team Video Scout will focus on identifying and recruiting players at both Emerging Talent and First Team Level. You will cover fixtures worldwide whilst also having opportunities to seek live games to supplement the essential video coverage.

You will be responsible for the support of identification, evaluation and target coverage of players that are of the required standard to progress and succeed in the first team at Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.

You will be expected to carry out duties in line with the scout’s code of conduct alongside the rules and regulations of the Premier League / Football Association.

Key responsibilities

  • Conduct extensive video scouting to support the player identification and evaluation process.
  • Compile quality + detailed reports to help build and maintain our database of players.
  • Use smarter scouting methods when reporting on games both live and on video.
  • Understand how to use technical scouting to support the identification process.
  • Ensure daily reports are uploaded to the relevant software.
  • Build and maintain a strong knowledge of both our first team and U21 squad, to help inform any recommendations made.
  • Proactively seek out relevant live fixtures to support the work done on video.
  • Build relationships with the Regional Coordinators to drive fluent communication and teamwork.
  • Be flexible in working approach, to quickly respond to more reactive requests from senior stakeholders.
  • Submit expenses / mileage, along with all relevant receipts, one week before the payroll cut-off date each month.
  • Attendance of all internal and external personal development training required by WWFC, Premier League and Football Association.
  • Be an ambassador of the W.O.L.V.E.S culture and philosophy.

General responsibilities

  • Compliance with Club policies
  • Compliance with the Club’s health and safety procedures
  • Compliance with the Club’s safeguarding policies
  • To promote the Club’s values
  • To work consistently to embed equality & diversity into the Club
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
  • To maintain professional conduct at all times

Safeguarding

  • This role carries a specific safeguarding responsibility. This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people.

Key relationships

  • Head of Scouting
  • Senior Recruitment Lead
  • Lead Recruitment Data Analyst
  • Regional Coordinators

Person Specification

Knowledge: the level and breadth of knowledge to do the job e.g. understanding of a defined system, method or procedure, legal or regulatory frameworks etc

Essential

· Good knowledge of football with regards to game models, playing styles and player profiling.

Sound ability to evaluate performance and identify potential in individual players.

· Good understanding of both Wolves and elite level football in general.

Basic knowledge of GBE rules and regulations.

Technical/work-based skills: skills specific to the job e.g. language competence, typing skills, coaching skills etc

Essential

  • Able to communicate fluently in English – written and verbal.
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of MS Office and Apple Software.
  • Experience using key industry software (WyScout / Instat, Hudl, Statsbomb)
  • A willingness to adapt to emerging technologies and using data insight to support the identification and recruitment process.

General skills and attributes: more general characteristics e.g. flexibility, communication skills, team working etc

Essential

· Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, to be able to present information as well as challenge and question in a respectful manner.

· A mentality that embraces change and adopts self accountability for your body of work.

· Ability and self-motivation to work remotely, yet still with a good team ethos.

· Organised, methodical and logical approach to work whilst displaying an ability to be self sufficient in both planning ahead and managing time.

· Understanding of how to work safely with children and/or vulnerable adults and uphold generally accepted practice when working with those participants.

· Promote, adhere to and implement the Club’s Equality Policy and to work consistently to embed equality and diversity within Club.

Experience: proven record of experience in a particular field, profession or specialism.

Essential

· Good knowledge of football with regards to game models, playing styles and player profiling.

· Sound ability to evaluate performance and identify potential in individual players.

· Good understanding of both Wolves and elite level football in general.

Qualifications: the level of educational, professional and/or occupational training required

Essential

  • Post-holder will be subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level and cleared by the Wolves Safeguarding Manager.

Desirable

  • Undergraduate degree in a sport-related discipline.
  • Working towards FA Talent ID Qualification.

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