Bobby Jenks

Head of Recruitment & Scout

  • Date Joined: 4th May 2016
Bobby Jenks is an immensely experienced football scout and coach who has worked at numerous elite clubs across both Scotland and England over the course of a 40 year career in the game. A highly respected figure for his ability to identify and nurture talent, Bobby has consistently proved to be a key figure in building successful teams on the pitch as well as a positive club environment off it.


With an extensive network of contacts in the game, an understanding of what is required to succeed in modern football, and a proven ability to drive cost effective recruitment strategies, Bobby offers an invaluable resource to any club looking to progress and succeed.
Bobby Jenks

Career History

  • Motherwell FC

    Motherwell FC
    Head of Recruitment (1st Team & Academy) & Chief Scout
    1994 – 2015

  • Hamilton Academical FC

    Hamilton Academical FC
    Head of Recruitment / Reserve Team Coach
    2000 – 2002

  • Dunfermline Athletic FC

    Dunfermline Athletic FC
    Chief Scout / Head of Recruitment
    1998 – 2000

  • Heart of Midlothian FC

    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Youth Development / SFA Community Coach
    1991 – 1998

  • Nottingham Forest FC

    Nottingham Forest FC
    Head of Scottish Recruitment
    1980 – 1984

  • Newcastle United FC

    Newcastle United FC
    Head of Scottish Recruitment
    1967 – 1969

Key Achievements

  • Won the Scottish Youth Cup three times with Hearts as well as reaching the final with Motherwell
  • Won the Scottish Cup with both Motherwell and Hearts
  • Personally signed young players as teenagers at Motherwell including future Scotland internationals Lee McCulloch and James McFadden; current Leeds United player Lee Erwin; and current Fulham player Shaun Hutchinson
  • Identified current Scotland international Steven Fletcher as a 10 year old at boys club level, bringing his full team to play in the development leagues for Motherwell before his signing by Hibernian
  • Secured awards from the Littlewoods Foundation at Motherwell and the Sports Council at Hearts, receiving a new mini-bus for the academy at each club
  • Won the Clydesdale Bank Premier League Community Initiative award at Hearts as well as the STV Award at Motherwell
  • Invited to Holyrood Palace for the Queen’s Tea Party as recognition of work undertaken in the community

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