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Job Vacancy: Part Time Academy Head of Recruitment

16 March 2016

Club News

Job Vacancy: Part Time Academy Head of Recruitment

16 March 2016

Rochdale Academy are recruiting a part time Head of Recruitment. Details below...

Vacancy: Part Time Academy Head of Recruitment

Department(s): Academy Management Team / Talent Identification & Recruitment

Salary & Hours: £5000.00 pa (16 Hours)

Following the recent success of the Elite Player Performance Plan Category 3 application, Rochdale AFC Academy are looking to recruit an Academy Head of Recruitment to be responsible for the management and organisation of player identification and recruitment through the Foundation, Youth Development and into the Professional Development Phases.

The key responsibilities of the role are to:
• Develop an appropriate Academy recruitment strategy each season
• Work with the Club's Academy Manager to identify, recruit and develop talent
• Develop a system that will identify and recruit players from all possible player markets
• Develop and manage an effective network of local and national scouts to cover designated areas
• Train and mentor members of staff
• Forge links and develop relationships with local providers within the Community (inc Schools & Grass Roots clubs), Category 1/2/3 Clubs, National Agencies
• Ensure staff complete regular in service training
• Promote a positive image of the Rochdale AFC Academy at all times
• Co-ordinate EPPP audit & PMA and ongoing assessment / evaluation against the standards required at any given time
• Follow the Club's Child Protection Code of Conduct and adhere to the Club's Child Protection policies and procedures at all times

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
• Proven experience in the identification and recruitment of players in professional youth football
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
• Computer literacy - good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with industry relevant scouting software would be an advantage

If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your current CV along with a covering letter detailing why you are interested in the position, to:

Tony Ellis
Rochdale AFC Academy Manager
Spotland Stadium
Wilbutts Lane
OL11 5DR

The closing date for applications is Monday 18th April 2016. 

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