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.
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How to Apply
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Applications close on Monday 27th June 2022.
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.
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.