football talent Scout
If you have a passion in football, have a keen eye for spotting talent and are keen to make a living seeing young capable footballers achieve at the highest level then becoming a talent scout may be the job for you. Talent scouts attend matches, club games, local football events to watch, network and look for the next available talent. Scouts need to write reports identifying strengths and weakness of each player assessed. Scouts are employed by clubs or an agency. One route in is to complete the Premier league Scouts Association course you will need the skills to identify talent and have DRB clearance. The course can also give you opportunity to mix with other scouts and find routes into the career.
Talent scouts usually have a background in coaching role or played football professionally or had another role within the industry. The work requires research skills, good time management, networking skills, communication and understanding of football as a business. The role can be thankless one and isn't always as lucrative as it seems. Increasingly scouts are turning to new technologies such as online video databases of players and their assessing their performance as part of their overall resaerch, analysis and report writing. .
Professional League Scouts Association
Sports Careers - Jobs Website
Insight into the career from Watford Observer
BBC article on Scouting
Scout7 - application for scouts