Academy Scout (Lead)

  • Job Reference: Acad/Scout Lead
  • Date Posted: 3 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Colchester Academy
  • Location: Tiptree, Essex
  • Salary: £4,800
  • Sector: Colchester United
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Academy Scout (Lead)

REPORTING LINE: Head of Academy Recruitment


SALARY: £4,800 p/a (Pro Rata)




The role of the Academy Scout (Lead) is responsible for identifying players within the grassroots game (U7 – U16) that possess the potential building blocks for future potential.


  • Attend and assess individual players within grassroots football in line with the Academy Player Recruitment framework.
  • Submit reports to the Head of Academy Recruitment.
  • Communicate player tips to Head of Academy Recruitment.
  • Oversee all clubs/teams within allocated zone


  • Provide Head of Academy Recruitment with talented player recommendation
  • Keep up to date with player movements and developments within designated area.
  • Provide insights on allocated zone.
  • Adhere to governing body scouting protocols.
  • To ensure all fixtures and players viewed are reported and documented as required by the club.
  • To effectively increase the number of players viewed in the recruitment area.
  • To attend CPD, talent ID days and trial matches to enable prospective players to be observed, at the request of the Head of Academy Recruitment.
  • To adhere to the Scouts protocol in the recruitment of all players to ensure the good name of the Club is promoted and not seen as a threat to the local league clubs.
  • To continually seek to improve the standard of player within the Academy in all age groups.
  • To undertake any reasonable Club requirements as set out by the Football Clubs Senior Management Team


  • FA Level 2 Talent ID
  • FA Child Safeguarding
  • Full Enhanced DBS

All staff must be aware of all safeguarding and equity and diversity issues, along with all academy and club policies, rules and regulations.  We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.