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Vacancy: Academy Head of Talent Identification and Recruitment

8 February 2016

As part of Burnley Football Club’s commitment to achieve Category 2 Academy status, it is seeking to appoint a full time Academy Head of Talent Identification and Recruitment.

DUTIES

•    Communicate with key club personnel to assist with strategic planning of the Talent Identification and Recruitment operation.
•    Delivery and evaluation of the Academy Talent Identification and Recruitment strategy.
•    Develop and maintain the local and regional scouting network for the Foundation and Youth Development Phases.
•    Ensure accurate data recording of the recruitment operation is maintained using the PMA.
•    Facilitate the trialist process within the Foundation and Youth Development Phases.
•    Management and development of the Academy Talent Identification and Recruitment staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

•    Be able to drive with a valid driving licence.
•    Current DBS certificate or demonstrate a pending application.
Desirable

•    An FA Talent Identification qualification.

EXPERIENCE

Essential

•    Experience of using a multi-disciplinary approach within an Academy recruitment strategy.
•    Knowledge of talent identification processes within the professional Academy environment.
•    Must have worked within a recruitment department at a professional Academy.
•    Understanding of safeguarding and welfare polices and procedures within youth football.

Desirable

•    A history of working within a Category 1 or 2 status Academy.
•    Experience of leading a department.
•    Familiarity of the Elite Player Performance Plan.
•    Knowledge of current Premier League Youth Development rules and regulations.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

•    Adaptable to work to the demands of the job and able to work unsociable hours.
•    Adherent to codes of conduct, ethics and confidentiality.
•    Can communicate effectively with external parties, Academy personnel and senior management staff.
•    Have a meticulous attention to detail.
•    Have excellent IT skills.
•    Is able to manage and work within a team.
•    Possess exceptional organisational qualities.

SALARY
•    Company car.
•    Company phone.
•    Competitive salary relevant to experience.
To apply for the Academy Head of Talent Identification and Recruitment position, please send a covering letter and CV to j.blake@burnleyfc.com.

The deadline for all applications is Wednesday, 24th February, 2016.

The full job description can be found HERE



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