Academy Scout (Volunteer)

  • Job Reference: Acad/ScoutVOLUNTEER
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Colchester Academy
  • Location: Tiptree, Essex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Colchester United
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

JOB TITLE:                     Academy Scout

REPORTING LINE:        Head of Academy Recruitment

DEPARTMENT:             Academy

LOCATIONS:                 Various

CONTRACT:                  Volunteer (Includes bonus scheme)



The role of the Academy Scout (Volunteer) is to provide player insights 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 via Academy reporting system.
  • Communicate player tips to Lead Academy Scout.



  • Provide Academy Scout (Lead) with insights on grassroots players in line with recruitment framework.
  • Provide insights within 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 scouting protocol in the recruitment of all players to ensure the good name of the club is promoted.
  • 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 Senior Management Team.
  • To ensure safeguarding measures are implemented and adhered to.



  • FA Level 1 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.