The Academy are recruiting a Senior Scout for Lincolnshire.

Job Title: Academy Senior Scout Lincolnshire

Reports to: Head of Academy Recruitment

Type of Position: Part Time

Hours: Minimum of 2 Games per week

Job Purpose

To assist with the recruitment of players at Peterborough United FC across the Foundation Phase, Youth Development Phase and Professional Development Phase.

To assist with finding new scouts and partner clubs in the Head Scouts designated area. Also working with scouts who are currently in the area.  

Job Overview

The job holder will be responsible for finding talented players in their designated area capable of playing for Peterborough United Academy. Watching games from foundation phase up to professional development phase on a weekly basis. The Head Scout will have to produce match reports on fixtures watched detailing stand out players.

Key Skills and Experience Required: ESSENTIAL

Knowledge of local area.

Understanding of academy standard players.

Understanding of potential academy players.

The FA Talent ID level 1

Previous scout experience.

Key Skills and Experience Required: DESIRABLE

Links with local grassroots teams.

Links with development centres and elite squads.

The FA Talent ID Level 2

Experience working within Academy Football.

Experience of managing a group of staff.

Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

To attend weekly fixtures in the Foundation Phase and Youth Development Phase mainly focusing on grassroot game or development centre fixtures. Also, there will be times to observe other Academy games.

To attend Professional Development Phase fixtures, Head of Academy Recruitment will notify the Head Scout which games to attend.

Identify players across all three phases that are capable of playing for Peterborough United FC Academy then refer these players to Head of Academy Recruitment.

Weekly match reports on fixtures attended outlining stand out players and further actions.

Work closely with scouts within the Head Scouts area. If scouts refer a player for Academy trials the Head Scout will be responsible to go and watch the player before being invited in for a trial with the academy.

Build positive links with grassroot clubs.

Build positive links with development centres.

Build positive links with key contacts.

Refer grassroot clubs to join the partner club initiative then build the link with the Head of Academy Recruitment making sure all areas of the initiative are met.

Major Objectives

To play a major part in the development of the recruitment department at Peterborough United Football Club. Helping find talented players who have the potential to break into the first team at the appropriate age.

Person Specification


Good communication skills

Development focussed

High professional standards

A positive and pro-active attitude

Smart appearance

Good organisational skills

Knowledge and qualifications within the sports industry




CVs must be sent to with the closing date 24th April.