Gillingham FC

Gillingham FC

Academy Match Day Therapist


Role Type



Posting Date

Nov 15, 2022

Role description

Gillingham FC is seeking a part-time therapist to cover match days for the Youth Development and Foundation phases of our academy.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Provide pitch-side first aid and acute injury management of Foundation and Youth Phase Academy players on match days.
Complete emergency medical checks prior to matches and report any issues to the Head of Sports Science & Medicine or Academy Manager immediately.
Record all match day injuries and treatment delivered utilising PMA. Report all significant injuries to the Head of Academy
Sports Science & Medicine in accordance with Gillingham Football Club Academy policy.
Refer injured players for additional assessment/treatment (e.g. A&E, GP, club doctor) as appropriate.
Complete clear and concise SOAP notes for each assessment and treatment in accordance with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy/other governing body.
Provide reports to the Head of Academy Sports Science & Medicine and relevant coaches on the player’s ongoing treatment and rehabilitation and estimated return to play date.
To work within and uphold all academy policies and best practise guidelines including safeguarding, health and safety, recruitment, equality and codes of conduct.
Maintain qualifications to the minimum standard as required by the FA regulations: FA EMFAIF or ITMMIF; FA Safeguarding Children Certificate; FA DBS check & all CPD as indicated by the CSP and HCPC Regulations.


Must be able to commit to Saturdays and Sundays at home and away games (Canterbury training venue and local opposition in Southeast England).
Willingness to work unsociable hours (weekends).
Ability to build and maintain local relationships.
Be able to work as part of a team and independently.
Competent with Microsoft Office Package.
Dedication to self-improvement and personal development.


BSc/MSc Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy/Sports Rehabilitation.
HCPC/BASRaT/Society of Sports Therapists registration.
An excellent understanding of acute injury management and physiotherapy in sport.
Minimum FA Level 3 Emergency Medical First Aid in Football (EMFAIF).
Full UK driving license.


FA Intermediate Trauma and Medical Management in Football (ITMMIF).The club can support the attainment of this course for the right candidate.
FA Safeguarding Certification.
FA Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest certificates
Experience working within elite sport - preferably football.

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