Based at the Training Ground in Hurworth, Darlington, the main purpose of this role is to support the Medical Department in delivering a physiotherapy service to Academy level players, predominantly U9-U16s in clinic cover, rehab planning and match cover, alongside supporting PDP players as instructed by the Senior Academy Physiotherapist.
To attend any relevant academy training and matches home or away as required.
To accompany players to hospital, reporting details back to the Academy Physiotherapist or Senior Academy Physiotherapist.
To assist in the co-ordination of the medical and orthopedic screening of U9-16 Academy players.
To assist in the physiotherapy service for the U9-16 Academy.
To attend all appropriate briefings and training sessions organised by the Club.
To ensure compliance with current regulations and protocols relating to Safeguarding.
To keep an up to date and accurate record of Continued Professional Development (CPD) and maintain qualifications to practice pitch side first aid.
Hold a Degree in Physiotherapy and be associated to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.
Be registered with the HCPC.
Hold a valid First Aid Certificate- preferably the FA’s ITMMIF course, or willingness to complete this.
Possess IT skills sufficient to manage the demands of PMA (Performance Management Application) with the ability to accurately manage data.
Have a flexible approach to working hours since evening and weekend working is essential to this role, with attendance at both home and away fixtures.
Possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
Have a high regard for confidentiality since this role can give access to privileged information at all levels.
The job holder must hold a full driving licence and have the use of a vehicle.
Be eligible to work in the UK
This post falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 22 September 2021
MFC is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.