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VACANCY: Head of Academy Recruitment

12 September 2017

POST TITLE: Head of Academy Recruitment


  • Recruit and identify, via the relevant scouts, players of required quality to represent Leyton Orient’s Academy.
  • Maintain and enhance the local, (in particular East and North East London) regional and any national scouting to fulfil the above criteria.
  • Ensure that scouts report back to the club with quality and in an efficient manner and maintain all such documentation - including uploading information onto the PMA database.
  • Ensure that the required recruitment data is produced for EPPP audit.
  • Assist scouts working with age groups by providing scout education and making available other training to enhance their skills and knowledge for their jobs (C.P.D).
  • Maintain and develop strong links with schools, districts, counties, as well as junior leagues.
  • Maintain, develop and evolve relationships with five partnership Football Clubs that have been established in September 2017.
  • Plan in co-ordination with the Head of Coaching a festival programme with our five partner Clubs which will be delivered in the school holidays.
  • Ensure with the Lead Phase Coach that the correct procedure is carried out for trialists.
  • Devise a scouting philosophy that’s in line with the Club’s playing philosophy.
  • Plan monthly Talent I.D games that are age and phase specific to play against current Academy age groups at any Club training venue.
  • Lead on a bi-weekly recruitment meeting to all full-time Academy staff.


  • Up to date FA Talent Identification Course.
  • Satisfactory DBS check.
  • Up to date Safeguarding workshop.
  • Three years of experience working in an Academy or Centre of Excellence with relevant age groups in coaching/recruitment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Availability for flexible working hours.
  • IT literacy.


  • Excellent communication and demeanour linked to personal skills.
  • Have a flexible attitude to work.
  • A suitable character-strong, optimistic.
  • Growth mind set-committed to becoming an expert.
  • The ability to build, maintain and evolve relationships with others.
  • Intellectually and emotionally sound.
  • Be able to adapt to different and changing situations.
  •  Have the drive and enthusiasm to set high standards and achieve company objectives.
  • Easy and fun to be with-a relaxed professional.
  • Have a high degree of integrity and personal honesty.
  • Understands why accountability is important and understands when, why and how to accept this.


  • Professional playing experience.
  • FA Youth Award.
  • Coaching qualifications at UEFA ‘B’ Licence and above.
  • Teaching Qualification/Sports Science/Business Degree.
  • Experience as a line manager.
  • Experience as Head of Recruitment.
  • Experience as Youth Coach or Head of Coaching.
  • Additional work-related qualifications including First Aid and Coaching Qualifications.

All applications should include a covering letter along with a CV, and should be emailed to Lewis Spencer at The closing date for this role is 5pm on Friday, September 22, with interviews planned to be held the following week.

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