Lead International Scout - Chelsea FC

5 days ago France
Application Deadline - 27th Oct 2017 @ 12:00 am (BST)

France with occasional travel to the UK (to be eligible for this role, applicants must reside in France permanently). Suitable applicants will also need to be bi-lingual and literate in both English and French. 
Company Objectives

  • To sign x1 player for Chelsea FC.
  • Schedule a minimum 3 visits to the Cobham Training Facility.
  • Attend all scout meetings when scheduled.
  • Snapshot all u14 - u18 squads in your target clubs, with emphasis at u14 and u16

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop a network of contacts within the target clubs in your region(s).
  • Develop a database of all players U14 – U18 at the target clubs in your region(s).
  • Develop extensive knowledge of the elite players within your region(s) at national team level.
  • Develop knowledge/understanding of non-league, county and regional schools football competitions in your region.
  • Maintain a micro database to include weekly planner, matrix of club visits, contacts, tournaments and player recommendations.
  • Submit monthly a regional update of player recommendations.
  • Provide a weekly schedule of proposed scout assignments by Sunday 9pm UK time.
  • Aim to increase knowledge on lower category clubs as the initial priority. Research into links on players before they transfer to higher category clubs.
  • Update all scouting reports onto database within 24 hours of attending a game.
  • Comply with the Chelsea FC Scouting annual work schedule.
  • To assist the organisations in fulfilling its responsibilities to safeguard children and young people.
  • To promote equal opportunities

Review Metrics
Planning and organization

  • Knowledge of market, target clubs/personnel/network
  • Systematic, logical schedules covering all target clubs
  • Evidence based practice; maintains record of activity


  • Report structure; completes form, bullet points
  • Component, example, time code
  • Critical appraisal
  • Football detail; language and description of performance


  • Volume and frequency of work; 4 games per week minimum.

Business ethics

  • Dress code, conduct, behavioural alignment

Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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