Tottenham Hotspur FC

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Academy Physiotherapist (U16s)


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Posting Date

Nov 1, 2022

Role description

Job Summary

Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London, with a global following of millions.
Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.
In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a 1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.
The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa 300m pumped into the local economy each year.
Tottenham Hotspur has:

A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
A 100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world leading sports footwear and apparel company
A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040
An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation
Job Purpose
The Club is searching for an Academy Physiotherapist to join its Medical Team to work primarily with the U16 squads although a considerable amount of cross over is expected across the whole academy. The successful applicant will join a leading and innovative medical team which strives to achieve optimal results in the areas of performance, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, while providing elite care for players.
This post will work on all areas of physiotherapy including working within a multidisciplinary team in our Academy which includes coaches, sport scientists, nutritionists, physiotherapists, psychologists, and doctors.

Key Responsibilities

Academy physiotherapist supporting provision of physiotherapy care to foundation phase and youth development phase academy players. To play a key role in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injured players. In the main, you will focus on the U16 but will be required to work with other age groups.
Attend Academy matches bother home and away, providing pitch side cover as required. Work closely with the coaching and sport science staff as part of an integrated performance team
To work with the lead academy Physiotherapist in the further development and maintenance of injury prevention programs and work collaboratively with the medical and sport science department across the club to ensure a consistent philosophy and approach to rehabilitation.
Ensure player parents are involved in and happy with ongoing issues and treatments as appropriate and to report any safeguarding concerns as appropriate and act on any concerns brough to your attention
Uphold Club, Medical Department, health safety, ethics and safeguarding protocols, acting as a role model to players and staff alike and reflecting the Club commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (under 16s).
Employ awareness of welfare issues, handling all matters with the utmost professionalism, diplomacy and sensitivity.
Attend refresher and development training when necessary, e.g. safeguarding, health safety and first aid.
Be aware of emergency procedures and the Health Safety at Work Act relating to the various sites.
Communicate effectively with all key stakeholders, to include other Academy and Medical staff, players and parents and staff.
Organise appropriate cover and casual staff as required.

Personal Attributes

Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
Values respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
Team player who is hard working and supportive of colleagues
Passionate to be part of developing the next generation of Tottenham Hotspur Players and a demonstrable interest in the physical development of elite academy footballers.
Committed, reliable and punctual

Skills Experience

Track record of commitment to relevant CPD
Extensive knowledge of relevant pediatric pathology and its management
Extensive knowledge of factors that can promote and inhibit development in academy footballers
An outstanding academic and applied knowledge of contemporary practice in physiotherapy and rehabilitation with the ability to seek out and apply evidence based best practice
Significant previous experience of working within an MDT


A BSc or MSc degree level qualification in Physiotherapy
CSP and HCPC Registered
An extensive and up to date CPD portfolio.
Current ATMMiF qualification desirable
Current and valid driving licence

Essential criteria

3-5 years post graduate experience and minimum 2 years in full time academy football
Be a good role model for staff and players in the elite sport environment in terms of knowledge, behaviour and development
Experience of working full time in a high-performance team environment
Maintain high professional standards at all time and conform to expected behaviours in terms of clinical practice and confidentiality
Be willing and able to travel away from home including to international tours and tournaments, an including weekends, bank holidays, and evening work
Demonstrates good work ethic and high output

Desirable criteria

CAT 1 academy Experience
Experience of children physiotherapy in another environment

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced DBS check with child barred list

Closing: 25 Nov 2022

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