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Head of Player Recruitment

Blackburn Rovers F.C.

Blackburn Rovers Football Club is a professional football club, based in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, which competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.

22 Jun 2022
Full Time
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

The Role

Reporting to the Board of Directors and Director of Football, the main responsibility of the Head of Player Recruitment is to develop and oversee the process that enables BRFC to identify and recruit emerging and undervalued players faster and more effectively than other clubs. The Head of Player Recruitment will manage a team of established scouts in both the first team and academy departments who are already working across target demographics and geographies. They will align the department’s work to the Club’s vision in order to increase the depth and scope of work and help develop an effective international recruitment structure and strategy.

The Head of Player Recruitment will embrace the importance of both the traditional form of scouting along with the use of data and analytics to complement and target which players are watched and how this information is managed and visualised. They will develop both talent identification and player recruitment within the department to ensure that the focus is not only on finding the best players but also convincing them that Blackburn Rovers is the right place for them to fulfil their potential.

The relationship with the Club’s academy will be the starting point for all recruitment, and the Head of Player Recruitment will work collaboratively with the academy staff in order to synchronise succession planning and therefore identify the requirements of the first team over and above academy supply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all elite
    players, promoting their well-being whilst maintaining professional
  • Overall strategic responsibility for player recruitment for Blackburn Rovers FC;
  • To manage effectively and efficiently the operation of the Club’s recruitment
    strategy at First Team and Academy levels, working closely with the Board of
    Directors and Director of Football regarding the signing of potential players;
  • Drafting and preparing the necessary strategy plans for the recruitment of
    players at Blackburn Rovers FC;
  • Making sure that the recruitment strategy aligns with the overall vision and
    strategy for the Club;
  • To develop, review and update the Club’s recruitment philosophy, policies,
    protocols and procedures in ensuring the Academy recruitment is compliant
    with EPPP requirements;
  • Manage and co-ordinate First Team and Academy Recruitment supporting
    staff and scouts in accordance with the strategy for the recruitment of players
    both on a local, regional, national and international scale;
  • Review, update and implement the scouting reports in line with the Club player
    profiles, whilst ensuring all reports are completed by all recruitment staff;

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How to Apply

To apply for this role, please download and complete the application form below. Return the completed form accompanied by a Cover Letter via 'Apply Now'

Applications close on Monday 27th June 2022.

Application Form

CV’s will not be accepted.

Equality and Diversity
Blackburn Rovers FC 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 race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

Safer Recruitment
Blackburn Rovers FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Recruitment & Scouting

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