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Charlton Athletic FC

Charlton Athletic FC

Academy Physiotherapist


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Feb 22, 2024


Position: Academy Physiotherapist
Location: Sparrows Lane Training Ground, Southeast London or as required
Salary: £28,000
Hours: Full time position, requires travel to away games, evenings and weekend work
About Us:
Charlton Athletic Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Charlton, south-east London. The club was founded on June 9th, 1905 and has a very storied history from rising to the top-flight of English Football in the 1930s (First Division) and again in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, to winning the FA Cup in 1947 and to leaving their Valley home in the mid-1980s only to make an impassioned return in 1992. Historically, the women's team played under Charlton Athletic from 2000 to 2007 but were released to become an independently run team in 2007 following the men's team's relegation from the Premier League.
The women's team were originally formed as a non-professional team in 1991 and were highly successful in the early 2000s winning The FA Cup, the League Cup, and the Charity Shield, as well as coming runners-up in the top division in multiple seasons. In February 2021, the club acquired the Charlton Athletic Women's team, turning the team full-time professional, and integrating them to become one club again.
Currently, our men's first team competes in League One, the third tier of English football, and our women's team competes in the Women’s Championship, the second highest division of women's football in England. At Charlton, we are ‘one club’ and can be truly described as a ‘family club’.
The Role
As one of our Full-Time Academy Physiotherapist’s, you will assist our Lead Academy Physiotherapist with the academy medical provision predominantly for our U9s-U16s.
Key Responsibilities
Injury Management

Oversee the management of injuries of all foundation development phase and youth development phase players.
Devise short term and long-term rehabilitation plan, with stage appropriate outcome measures, based on evidence based clinical reasoning.
Ensure effective communication of rehabilitation progress and availability to train with all stakeholders, this includes all relevant academy staff, players and parents.
Accurate documentation of treatment notes on Kit Man Labs.
Assist in rehabilitation of professional development phase squads when the lead physiotherapists are away.
Present player rehabilitation plan and progress in weekly medical meeting with first team physiotherapist and club doctor.

Reduce Likelihood of Injury

Design and implement individualised prehab programmes alongside Sports Science and Strength and Conditioning team, to minimise injury risk of the players, based on players’ injury history, objective screening data and subjective assessment.
Deliver age group specific group prehab sessions to address movement competency and common injuries.
Assist in monitoring of professional development squads on match day +2.

​Tours and Matches​

Maintain up to date pitch side qualification ITMMiF/ATMMiF.
Provide medical cover for fixtures and tours within the foundation development phase and youth development phase. There are opportunities to assist in U21 Premier League Cup and U18 FA Youth Cup match day cover.
Assist in overseeing and management of part time physiotherapist and sports therapist to ensure medical cover.
Update emergency action plan as required, perform weekly equipment check in line with the Club’s emergency action plan.

Medical Consultations and Referrals

Effective communication with external members of the multidisciplinary team, attend consultant appointments with players when appropriate.
Liaise with Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine and Academy Doctor with regards any external referrals. 

Departmental Strategies

To assist in academy injury audit and bi-annual reports.
To oversee the assessment of growth and maturation status monitoring

Continuous Professional Development

Deliver and assist in the organisation of internal CPD programme.
To take responsibility of their own professional development and maintain an up-to-date record of their CPD.
Attend department and Club CPD events both internal and external.
Reflective with the learning outcomes when taking part in the in-house mentorship programme.

​Additional Information:

This a full time role that includes work on weekends and evenings (negotiable);
Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK;
Charlton Athletic FC is committed to following relevant health safety regulations and all members of staff are expected to be fully aware and adhere to, at all times, the Club’s HS and fire safety procedures;
Charlton Athletic Football Club are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment;
CAFC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, color, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.

​Note: Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive we regret that we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants.
​To Apply: Please send a copy of your CV as well as a covering letter explaining why you want to apply for this placement to:

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