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VACANCY: Academy Head Of Recruitment

21 June 2023

Club News

VACANCY: Academy Head Of Recruitment

21 June 2023

Oldham Athletic FC are looking to recruit a Head Of Academy Recruitment to work within our Category 3 Licenced Academy programme. This will be a salaried part-time position.

Successful applicants will report directly to the Academy Manager and will be required to:

- Manage and co-ordinate a rigorous recruitment structure for all academy age groups building on the club’s existing involvement in the North West.

- Personally be based in the Greater Manchester area

- Identify and recruit the very best local talent in order for the Academy to produce players that progress through the Academy into the First Team.

- Be responsible for the creation and implementation of the recruitment policies, procedures and strategies of the Academy.

- Be a member of the Academy Management Team (AMT)

- Recruit and manage all Academy scouts ensuring the appropriate matches are attended

- Implementation of a strict code of conduct for recruitment staff ensuring compliance with the FA and EPPP rules and regulations.

- With the senior staff, develop realistic position specific targets in every age group for incoming players.

- Interact with trialists and their parents/guardian/agent to induct them into the Academy ensuring all required paperwork is complete prior to their first training session.

Applicants need to:

- Have previous coaching experience in a Category 3 Academy

- A proven record of working within a Recruitment Department at a minimum Category 3 Academy

- Have a good understanding of schools’ football at all levels in the Greater Manchester area

- Have a flexible attitude to work and be able to work independently and proactively.

- Be organised and have good time management skills.

- Have a personable approach to efficiently deal with young footballers and their parents

- Knowledge and understanding of Football League rules and the company policies and procedures relating to your role.

- Have the ability to project our Academy vision and philosophy throughout the operations, and to deliver our recruitment policies in a professional and strategic application.

- Ability to liaise with footballers, coaches, management and other football-related individuals in a professional manner.

- Talent ID qualifications as required by EPPP rules

- Full driving license and use of own vehicle


To ensure compliance with the company’s safeguarding policy an FA DBS certificate will be a requirement for this role before starting work.

Oldham Athletic Football Club promotes inclusion and confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

How to apply

To apply please provide your CV (with two independent references) plus a covering letter detailing why you would be the ideal candidate for the role, your previous experience and salary expectations to:

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12 July 2023. All interviews will be at the earliest available opportunity. Due to anticipated large number of applicants, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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