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Hull City FC

Hull City FC

Academy Youth Development Phase Physiotherapist


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Posting Date

Nov 28, 2022

Role description

Hull City are looking for an Academy Youth Development Phase Physiotherapist to work within their Academy at Bishop Burton College.

The successful candidate will be required to assist the Academy Lead Physiotherapist in the delivery and development of all medical/health, sports science and strength and conditioning matters relating to YDP. You will be expected to maintain high professional standards of clinical sports therapy practice within the Medical and Sports Science Departments.

We are looking for someone who can be fully flexible to support with the medical provision for games, trips, tours etc. which may include travel within and outside the UK, including overnight stays.

Salary: £25-30k per annum, dependent on experience

Closing Date: 9th December 2022

Your key responsibilities

To fulfil the role of Physiotherapist in the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of both PDP and YDP players, and to lead part time members of the department in their own professional development
To assist in the delivery of on-field pitch-based rehabilitation sessions as requested
Effectively line manage and communicate with all casual academy medical staff to ensure there is continuity of care and adequate medical provisions in place for all U9s-U16s academy players
To create relationships with players, parents and coaches to support health and wellbeing, injury prevention and rehabilitation needs, whilst maintaining a professional distance from playing staff, acting in a manner appropriate and representative of the Club at all times
To assist, as required, the Academy Head of Physical Performance, Sports Scientists / Strength and Conditioning personnel and extended medical and sports science personnel in the completion and security of all medical insurance documentation and screening (cardiac, orthopedic, osteopathic and podiatry) related to YDP players
To ensure the latest clinical, scientific and technical innovations to practice are incorporated into maintaining the highest level of care
Deliver and design, in conjunction with the other members of the medical and science department, daily pre-activation and injury risk reduction strategies
In conjunction with other support staff, contribute in meetings about performance enhancement and injury risk reduction strategies
This position will require close working relationships with the Sports Science, Strength and Conditioning staff as part of the Sports Medicine and Science Department to plan an “evidence based” thorough rehabilitation plans for medium and long term injured players
To attend and professionally engage in the internal emergency aid training and CPD program
To be responsible for providing emergency aid cover for Academy training sessions accompanying teams on match days as required
To assist in the implementation of the department injury prevention protocols through assessment, analysis, delivery and auditing of collected data
To fulfil the role of a Sports Therapist in the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of all injuries
To maintain detailed records for all activities in the department in accordance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures and to comply with the Core Standards of Sports Therapy practice
To assist other members of the Academy medical team to organise and deliver medical/health education programmes for training of PDP and YDP staff and players

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a candidate who can be fully flexible to suit the requirements of the Academy, supporting with the medical provision for games, trips, tours etc. There is an expectation to travel away with Academy squads within the UK and abroad, which may include overnight stays.
If requested you may be required to provide emergency aid cover for both training sessions or games for any squad. This requires maintaining an up to date ITMMiF (as a minimum) accreditation to meet all legal requirements for this specific part of the role
We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, who can effectively communicate with staff, players and parents
Focused on individual player development within a team process
Ability to create relationships with players and identified support network to effectively support injury rehabilitation and performance needs
The successful candidate must hold a degree in a relevant field (e.g. Physiotherapy)
Previous experience within a sporting environment would be preferred
The safeguarding and welfare of our players is paramount and as such this position is subject to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

What can we offer you?

20 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays), increasing to 25 days after 1 years’ full service and rising further with length of service up to a maximum of 30 days per year (+ Bank Holidays)
20% off at the Tiger Leisure Store
2 x season cards for you and/or your family to attend Hull City home games (following probation)
Free on-site parking
Opportunity for career progression and training

Hull City Tigers Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief and gender.

The safeguarding and welfare of children and young people is paramount of importance to Hull City and as such this position is subject to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Hull City is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people. We expect all our Board, staff and volunteers to always adhere, demonstrate and communicate this commitment. Hull City fully accepts our responsibility to welfare and protection of children and young people therefore, our aim is for the golden thread of safeguarding to run through every element of the club’s work.

How to apply

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