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Recruitment Analyst - Cobham, Surrey

Chelsea FC
Cobham, Surrey
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

Recruitment Analyst - Cobham, Surrey

DEPARTMENT: Recruitment

JOB FUNCTION: Generate actionable player analysis and insights to inform support the scouting process and inform recruitment decisions.


CONTRACT: Permanent - 40 Hours a week across 5 of 7 working days

About Us:

As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.

Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.

If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!


Player Assessment

  • Source, interrogate and analyse a variety of internal data sources to generate accurate actionable player insights to inform decision-making.
  • Utilise visualisation tools to tell stories through data and create impactful presentations of data insights.
  • Work with the Chelsea data team to gather insights on internal and external players for the purpose of benchmarking the CFC-level.
  • Present and interject player insights into meetings to prompt high-quality debate and to ’check and challenge’ beliefs.
  • Produce data driven reports on key Chelsea targets.

Recruitment Operations

  • Drive the use of data within youth recruitment at Chelsea FC and support the upskilling of the scouting and recruitment teams in their effective use of data.
  • Support dossier production on target players, including the provision of data insights
  • Track, monitor and support scouts in completing reports on the scouting database, ensuring data quality standards.
  • Create ‘headline’ reports and provide weekly updates for senior recruitment staff.
  • Oversee the tracking of scout performance metrics.
  • Support ongoing refinements to scout reporting processes, and back-office systems
  • Prepare and develop presentations for youth scout meetings and conferences.
  • Undertake other projects as required by the Recruitment Team.



  • Integration of accurate and actionable player insights into the recruitment decision-making process, notably match performance data.
  • Creation of comprehensive, multidisciplinary player profiles across multiple objective and subjective data sources.
  • Accurate benchmarking of the CFC level as a basis for talent identification.
  • Continued refinement of National and Local reporting processes.

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Planning and organisational skills with an eye for detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workflow.
  • High level presentation and communication skills
  • Agile and flexible to adapt and change in fluctuating requirements for data




  • Undergraduate degree (minimum 2:1 classification) in Sports Science/Analysis, Economics, Computer Science/a related data discipline, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Valid Passport and driving licence.


  • Postgraduate qualification in Talent ID, Sports Science, Performance Analysis-related fields, or an equivalent technical qualification.
  • FA Level 1 Talent ID Qualification or UEFA B Coaching Licence.
  • Experience delivering information to a broad spectrum of stakeholders



  • Highly computer literate (incl. MS Excel, PowerPoint) and the ability to learn to use in-house systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to create presentations and deliver visuals that tell a story with information.
  • Literate in common football terminology
  • Working within a team effectively


  • Experience with Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation software, eg. Power BI, Tableau.
  • Experience with video editing software
  • Coding and programming skills, eg. Python, R, SQL.
  • Knowledge of the football market, the role of a scout and an understanding of football recruitment.

The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Academy policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act. The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults

that are in their care or attending the Company's premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Safeguarding Lead.

Chelsea Football Club is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers.

The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.


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