Are you passionate about sports and have a keen eye for talent? Our client, a prominent organization based in Waterford, Ireland, is seeking a dedicated Sports Scout to join their team on a part-time basis.
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Are you passionate about sports and have a keen eye for talent? Our client, a prominent organization based in Waterford, Ireland, is seeking a dedicated Sports Scout to join their team on a part-time basis. If you have a deep understanding of various sports and the ability to identify promising athletes, this role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of the organization.
As a Sports Scout, your responsibilities will include:
Talent Identification: Attend sporting events, tournaments, and competitions to identify and evaluate talented athletes across different sports. Assess players' skills, physical abilities, tactical understanding, and potential for growth. Keep detailed records and profiles of identified prospects.
Performance Analysis: Analyze the performance of individual athletes and teams, including their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Provide objective feedback and assessments to the organization to support decision-making processes.
Networking and Relationship Building: Develop and maintain a strong network of contacts within the sports industry, including coaches, trainers, and fellow scouts. Collaborate with local sports clubs, academies, and schools to gather information and build relationships with athletes and their support networks.
Scouting Reports: Prepare comprehensive scouting reports on identified athletes, highlighting their skills, potential, and overall suitability for recruitment. Communicate findings and recommendations to relevant stakeholders within the organization.
Data Analysis and Technology: Utilize advanced scouting tools, software, and statistical analysis to enhance the scouting process. Stay updated on emerging technologies and methodologies within sports scouting and contribute to the continuous improvement of scouting processes.
Team Collaboration: Work closely with coaches, managers, and other members of the scouting team to align talent acquisition strategies with the organization's goals and objectives. Collaborate on player recruitment plans, including providing insights and recommendations on potential signings.
Scouting Database Management: Maintain and update a comprehensive database of scouted athletes, including their profiles, performance records, and contact information. Ensure the accuracy and accessibility of the information for reference and future evaluations.
Deep knowledge and passion for various sports, with a focus on the specific sports covered by the organization.
Strong observational and analytical skills to assess players' abilities, potential, and performance.
Excellent communication skills to effectively convey scouting reports and recommendations.
Ability to work independently and make informed decisions while adhering to scouting guidelines and policies.
Well-developed networking and relationship-building abilities within the sports community.
Proficiency in using scouting tools, software, and statistical analysis for data-driven decision-making.
Familiarity with relevant sports regulations and governing bodies.
Availability to attend sporting events, tournaments, and competitions as required.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, as sports events often take place during these times.
Previous experience in sports scouting, coaching, or playing at a competitive level is an advantage.
If you have a genuine passion for sports, a sharp eye for talent, and the ability to make a positive impact on the organization's recruitment efforts, we want to hear from you. This part-time role based in Waterford, Ireland, offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the success of the organization and the development of talented athletes.
Please submit your application, including a cover letter and detailed resume outlining your sports scouting experience and relevant qualifications. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.