GK National Team Talent Reporter (Casual Contract)

  • Freelance - Paid
  • Various
  • Applications have closed
  • Freelance - Paid
  • Various
  • Applications have closed

Website The Football Assocation

Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams.

 

We are excited to be searching for a bank of Goalkeeping National Team Talent Reporter(s) to join our Women’s Technical division on a casual basis.

Aim of the role:
To provide expert insight on England women’s age group-specific Goalkeepers, benchmarked against the world ‘best.’
To assist with the identification of Goalkeepers for England Women’s Teams through a variety of live and video observations.
To enhance our understanding of current age group-specific England Goalkeepers for England Women’s Teams through a variety of live and video observations.
To produce clear and accurate reports on prospective and current England Goalkeepers, in line with the Women’s Technical Directorate talent reporting framework.
To attend regional and national CPD where possible.
To produce supporting insight to inform Women’s National Team selection decisions (which may involve video clipping) and attend meetings (virtually) where specific input is required.
To attend domestic England age group fixtures whenever possible.
Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group’s changing priorities.
Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure 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 football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What You’ll Need?
 

Essential for the role:

Passion and deep knowledge of goalkeeping characteristics across the 4 corners.
Excellent availability either midweek or weekend (Sundays and Wednesday/Saturday as main working days.
Availability for ad hoc communication with National Coach when required (typically post-match observation)
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of talent identification and evaluation of talent.
Deep knowledge and understanding of Women’s football and an understanding of the performance benchmarks of England goalkeepers.
Experience in scouting from video and live games.
Knowledge of player development milestones and associated challenges on female player’s developmental journey.
Ability to work to tight deadlines.
Understanding of your local ‘talent hotspots’ for women’s football.
FA Safeguarding Certificate.
Clean driving licence.
Ability to work independently and unsupervised.
Basic computer skills (Word, Excel)
Communication skills (formal and informal)
 

Beneficial to also have:

Understanding of the different demands of international football versus club football.
FA Talent ID Level 2 qualification.
FA Goalkeeping Coaching Qualification.
Experience of coaching in an elite environment.
Playing Experience.
 

Please note, due to a conflict of interest, you will be unable to apply for this position if you are currently / or expecting to be in one of the below roles upon commencement:

A technical Role at a Tier 1 or Tier 2 club,
A technical Role at another National Governing Body,
Working specifically in a TiD role for ANY women’s club,
You play at a WSL or WC club,
You work as a football agent or work for a football agency,
You work for a private company or organisation that provides TiD intelligence to clubs, agents or other nations.
 

On the application form, you will be able to type in the region you are currently based in, with some further questions to determine your suitability to the Casual pool.

What’s in it for you?
We pride ourselves in offering a competitive rate of pay as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role.

 

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, and by doing this we offer top-of-the-range facilities across two core business locations. We have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English football. We are also delighted to have a world-class Elite Performance Centre, St. George’s Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.
Our Organisation
The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

 

The FA oversees England international teams across men’s, women’s, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women’s Super League, Adobe FA Women’s Championship, and Women’s FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

The FA, For All, For You
Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

 

https://www.thefa.com/-/media/thefacom-new/files/about-the-fa/2021/fa_a-game-for-all-strategy.ashx

 

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments – Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change – which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

 

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

 

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

 

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

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