Peterborough United

Academy Physiotherapist

Peterborough United



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Jun 25, 2021

Role description

Peterborough United are looking to appoint two members of full-time staff to its Academy Performance Support Department to support its move to Category 2 status.

The roles are

• Senior Academy Physiotherapist

• Academy Physiotherapist

An exciting opportunity has become available for Chartered Physiotherapists to become important members of Peterborough United Academy’s Medical team.

Main Responsibilities include:

The Senior Academy Physio will have line management responsibilities for all medical staff and will report to the Head of Performance Support.

• Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation of injured academy players.

• Training, Matchday & Tournament medical cover for U18 and U23 players, and other age groups when necessary

• Organisation of medical cover for Academy Schoolboy Matchdays

• Management of part-time Therapists

• Organisation and delivery of medical screening as part of the process to aid the reduction of injury risks

• Take an active role in the collection and monitoring of growth & maturation data, including guidance on intervention when necessary

• Continually evolve and develop department policies in line with current research, guidelines & practice

• Integrate within and drive a culture of high performance; with individual development at the forefront of all planning.

Person Specification:

The ideal candidates will have skills and experience in the following areas:

Essential (E) Desirable (D)


• BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (E)

• Post graduate qualification in a relevant field (D)

• HCPC Registration (E)

• ATMMIF qualification (E)

Skills and Experience:

Previous experience of working with elite young athletes (E)

• Experience of planning and delivering treatment & rehabilitation of sports injuries (E)

• Experience working within a Football Academy (D)

• Experience of managing staff (D)

• Experience using PMA (D)

• Effective and appropriate communication skills, ability to build key relationships (E)

• Good understanding of growth & maturation and its implications on the development of athletes (E)

• Good understanding of the expectations of a Category 2 Academy in line with EPPP requirements(D)

Closing date for applications is midday Saturday 26th June.