Luke Thomas

Academy Scout – London Area

Leicester City are looking for an Academy Scout to observe and produce scouting reports on players and games in the London area specified by the Recruitment Department.

Background to the Club

Leicester City Football Club, also known as the Foxes, is a top-flight English football club, going into their sixth consecutive season in the Premier League. In 2015/16, ranked as 5000-1 outsiders, Leicester City were crowned Premier League champions. 

In 2010, the Club was bought by Asian Football Investments, a Thai-led consortium fronted by King Power’s founder and Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The stadium was named King Power Stadium in 2011 and one year later in 2012, King Power International became sole owners of the Club.

Leicester City Football Club is an ambitious and forward-thinking club. It is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world-class including the experience on matchdays.

The Club is now continuing to make significant strategic investments across the whole organisation and major expansion plans are in hand. It is an extremely exciting time for the Club with plans for a new state-of-the-art 180-acre, £100M training ground.

About The Role 

Focusing on the London area, the role of Academy Scout requires identification and recommendation of appropriate players to the Leicester City Academy aged U12-U16. The successful candidate will be required to observe and produce scouting reports on players and games specified by the Recruitment Department.

Who We’re Looking For 

The ideal candidate will:

- Have previous experience in a similar role.
- Have an extensive knowledge of academy and youth football.
- Be able to communicate to the highest level, listens, interprets and conveys information in a clear and accurate manner, provides timely delivery of information and selects the most appropriate method of communication.
- Have excellent written skills with excellent accuracy and attention to detail.

Hours – Varied

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled shortly after the closing date and successful candidates will be contacted about the interview process. 

If you feel you have the qualities and experience we are looking for please apply by sending your application form and CV, along with a covering letter, by email to recruitment@lcfc.co.uk.

Click here to download a full job description.

Closing Date – 5 August 2019

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