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Talent scouts for the England Football Federation's national goalkeeper team

We’re excited to be looking for a pool of talent reporters from the national goalie team to join our women’s technical division on an informal basis.

Purpose of the role:

To provide expert information on goalkeepers from specific age groups of women in England, compared to the “best” in the world.

Assist with the identification of goalkeepers for England’s women’s teams through a variety of live and video observations.

Improve our understanding of England’s goalkeepers from current age groups specific to England’s women’s national teams through a variety of live and video observations.

Produce clear and accurate reports on England’s current and potential goalkeepers, in accordance with the talent reporting framework of the Women’s Technical Directorate.

Attend regional and national CPD when possible.

Produce supporting information to inform women’s national team selection decisions (which may involve video clippings) and attend meetings (virtually) where specific input is required.

Attend England’s national age group matches whenever possible.

Perform additional tasks as needed to meet FA Group’s changing priorities.

Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure that the highest standards of health, safety and well-being can be maintained.

As part of the FA’s commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in soccer, every employee will be required to complete a DBS verification. The required level of verification will be based on the activity of the specific job position and in line with government legislation and guidelines.

What will you need?

Essential to the role:

Passion and deep knowledge of the characteristics of the goalkeeper in all 4 corners.

Excellent availability either on weekdays or weekends (Sundays and Wednesday/Saturday as the main working days).

Availability for ad hoc communication with the national coach when necessary (usually post-game observation)

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of identifying and evaluating talent.

In-depth knowledge and understanding of women’s football and understanding of the performance benchmarks of England’s goalkeepers.

Scouting experience based on live video and games.

Knowledge of player development milestones and associated challenges in the player development journey.

Ability to work with tight deadlines.

Understanding local “talent access points” for women’s football.

FA Safeguard Certificate.

Legal driver’s license.

Ability to work independently and without supervision.

Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)

Communication skills (formal and informal)

It is also beneficial to have:

Understanding the different requirements of international versus club football.

FA Talent ID Level 2 qualification.

FA goalie coach rating.

Coaching experience in an elite environment.

Gaming experience.

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