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8 July 2021



8 July 2021

Morecambe Football Club is looking to recruit to the following positions within the Club’s Category 3 Academy:

Morecambe Football Club Academy wishes to recruit Scouts on a casual basis, to watch football in the North West of England, for players aged U7-U16 years. Due to the ad hoc nature of the role, the candidate will need to be based in, or close to, the North West of England.

This is a voluntary position. As the role is a casual one, games will be assigned on an ad-hoc basis which can be accepted or declined.

The Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) is a long-term plan introduced by the Premier League to promote the development of a world-leading Academy system. It aims to deliver an environment that promotes excellence, nurtures talent and systematically converts this talent into professional players capable of playing first team football at the Club that develops them. Within the plan, professional Clubs are awarded a categorisation for their Academy, depending on their ability to fulfil the criteria outlined above. Our Academy has been awarded Category Three status.

Scouts are required to assist with scouting and recruitment, providing comprehensive coverage of local Football, in order to identify realistic recruitment targets for Morecambe Football Club Academy. The successful candidate will complete detailed scouting reports, to help identify players for Morecambe Football Club Academy.

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 1 year of scouting experience.

Essential Criteria

  • Knowledge of local football in the North West of England
  • Experience or background as a football Scout
  • Self-motivated and committed
  • A strategic planner, organiser and co-ordinator
  • Confident with the ability to work independently and as part of a successful team
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Full driving licence
  • FA Talent ID Level 1 (or willingness to undertake)
  • FA Safeguarding Certificate

Morecambe Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment. The above post requires an Enhanced Criminal Records Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking service. We fully comply with the DBS Code of Practice and Safeguarding Children Policy/Regulations.

The above post is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Therefore, all convictions including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by a CRC should be declared. Relevant information and / or documents will be distributed as part of the recruitment and selection process.

Morecambe Football Club is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity.

Applicants are requested to submit their completed application form, together with a brief letter of application, setting-out how you meet the criteria for the role.

Please note that only applications received on the application form will be accepted.

Click on the link below to download an application form:

Application Form

Applications are to be sent to:

Closing date for applications: 18 July 2021

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