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Aston Villa FC

calendar icon Closed: 18th February 2024

First Team Recruitment Analyst

money icon Birmingham, England, UK

Job Role Summary

Birmingham, England, UK
Performance Analysis, Scouting, Recruitment & Performance Analysis
Employment Terms
Full-Time, Permanent
Closing Date
Applications must be submitted by Sunday, 18th February 2024


Scouting & Recruitment (Men’s First Team)

Hours of Work:

Full-time (with flexibility to work during evenings and weekends, including matchdays)

Contract Type:



Attractive Remuneration Package depending on experience


Bodymoor Heath Training Ground

Closing Date:

Sunday 18 February 2024

The Department

The Scouting and Recruitment department provide detailed information, analysis, and recommendations to key stakeholders regarding the recruitment of prospective Men’s First Team players. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the continued success and growth of the Men’s First Team performance whilst supporting emerging talent operations to maintain a longer-term approach to squad building and succession planning.

The Role

We are looking for a Recruitment Analyst to work within our First Team Scouting Team. The role will be based at Bodymoor Heath Training Ground and you will also be expected to work flexibly and travel to matches to watch scouting targets when required.

Reporting into the Head of Scouting Operations, you will be expected to contribute to all phases of the scouting process, including player identification, live/video scouting, detailed analysis and final recruitment presentation material.

The Person

The successful candidate must have previous significant experience of working within an elite football club, preferably in a scouting or recruitment capacity. You will need to be highly IT literate in using scouting data and systems as this will form an integral part of the role. We are looking for someone who is passionate and enthusiastic about learning new skills on the job.

Previous experience of specialising within a specific territory or region as a scout (or equivalent) and an MSc in Performance Analysis, Sports Science (or equivalent) is desirable.

You will need a full UK Driving Licence with access to your own vehicle. This role will require working flexibility including evenings, weekends and matchdays as the role requires.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC – Safeguarding.

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