Spain/Portugal Senior Scout

Wolverhampton
Full Time
Competitive
20 / 08

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 to 2021, three seasons at Molineux saw Wolves clinch the Sky Bet Championship trophy with 99 points, followed by a seventh-place finish in the Premier League, which included memorable wins over Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal. The next season saw the team complete a memorable double over the reigning champions, equal the previous season’s seventh place finish and reach the quarter finals of the Europa League all as part of the ‘longest season’ in league history, either starting before or finishing after all other teams.

But this post is about what we will do next, not what we have done.

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. 

Full description

JOB TITLE: Spain/Portugal Senior Scout

DEPARTMENT: Recruitment

REPORTS TO: Chief Scout, Assitant Chief Scout, Spain/Portugal Scouting Coordinator

LOCATION: Predominantly home based with local / regional / national travel

HOURS: Full time, flexible working hours required (evenings and weekends)

DATE: July 2021

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 to 2021, three seasons at Molineux saw Wolves clinch the Sky Bet Championship trophy with 99 points, followed by a seventh-place finish in the Premier League, which included memorable wins over Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal. The next season saw the team complete a memorable double over the reigning champions, equal the previous season’s seventh place finish and reach the quarter finals of the Europa League all as part of the ‘longest season’ in league history, either starting before or finishing after all other teams.

But this post is about what we will do next, not what we have done.

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 practices, strategies and teams to deliver success at the very highest level.

The Academy Scout will predominately focus on players within the 12-19 age range covering games, fixtures and tournaments on a regional and national basis.

You will be responsible for the identification and recruitment of players that are of the required standard to progress within the Development Programme of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. Academy.

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

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Key responsibilities

  • Work with Spain/Portugal Scouting coordinator to ensure coverage of the two countries.
  • Have detailed and thorough knowledge top 2 leagues in both countries and older academy age groups
  • Also ensure knowledge of International teams from U17 through to Senior team.
  • Proactively seek out fixtures to attend.
  • Attend games in the country based on recruitment priorities.
  • Ensure all reports are uploaded to relevant software.
    • Maintain a database of player details at all required levels.
    • Build contacts with staff at clubs in your Country to ensure you are notified of their key players.
  • 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.

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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

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Key relationships

  • Chief Scout
  • Assistant Chief Scout
  • Spain/Portugal Scouting Coordinator

Safeguarding

  • This role involves working in close proximity to children and/or adults at risk. This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people.

Person Specification

Job Title: Spain/Portugal Senior Scout

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

  • Basic knowledge of GBE rules following Brexit
  • Knowledge of teams and players within the country

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

Essential

  • Able to communicate in English – written and verbal
  • Excellent Communicate skills – written and verbal
  • High level I.T. and presentation skills, in building and delivering relevant information

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

Essential

  • Understanding of how to work safely with children and/or adults at risk 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
  • Dedicated to self-improvement and personal development
  • Organised, methodical and logical approach to work
  • Values and respects others, able to build relationships and collaborates with others
  • Effective planning and time management skills
  • Delivers to the highest standard
  • Flexible approach to meet the demands of the business

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

Essential

  • Proven track record for at least 3 years as an experienced scout

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 Head of Safeguarding

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