Arsenal FC

Casual AWFC Academy Physio/Sports Therapist

Arsenal FC



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Jul 27, 2021

Role description

Arsenal Women Football Club is one of the most successful female football clubs in the history of the women's game, currently playing in the FA WSL. It prides itself on maintaining high standards and delivering excellence.

Arsenal Women FC's philosophy includes the production of excellent young players from within its youth team structure. It has an unrivalled record of producing many young international players of all ages who understand the core values and levels of discipline required in order to progress through the club. Arsenal Women FC are looking for highly motivated medical professionals to provide training and pitch side medical cover across a range of age groups and form part of a forward thinking multi-disciplinary support team.


To assess, diagnose and treat/rehabilitate injured players on a Casual basis across a range of youth age groups within Arsenal Women FC. The implementation of injury prevention strategies is also a key part of the role.

To contribute to and attend the existing internal CPD programme which is scheduled at suitable times throughout the season.

The roles reports to the Academy Manager on a Casual basis.

We are looking for a number of medical professionals to add to the team in order to ensure weekly and ad hoc medical cover for all of the Women's Academy team training sessions and games.


To consult with players to gather information about general health and injury.
Collect and analyse data to identify cause of injury.
Contribute to strategies for the prevention and reduction of injury and if relevant, work alongside theHead Coach & Strength and Conditioning Coach to contribute to the player's individual strength and fitness regimes.
To diagnose and treat the injured players.
To provide physiotherapy input to improve the fit players and minimise their time lost due to injury
Devise and manage rehabilitation/treatment plans.
Produce and maintain concise, legible and accurate physiotherapy notes as per the standards set out by the CSP.
Evaluate effectiveness of rehabilitation/treatment programme.
To work with other members of the Medical team to provide a holistic approach to the treatment and prevention of injury.
To contribute to the team's internal continuous professional development.
Liaise with international teams with regards to injury status of players.
Maintenance of FA injury audit, in conjunction with the other physiotherapists.
To contribute to the medical input into players on specified matches and all training sessions.
Ensure Emergency Action Plans are in place and followed at training and match day events
Liaise with opponents medical staff on match days
Further responsibilities:

To ensure that all relevant information is recorded fully on "The PMA"
To help to instil the correct club ethos and culture within Arsenal Women
Be familiar with Safeguarding requirements as outlined in the Safeguarding Policy and comply with its requirements to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
To work closely with the Technical Director on all relevant issues
The candidate should be flexible in regards to working hours
To be aware of the core values upon which Arsenal Women FC operates
To attend games, tours and international trips for the club as required
To be aware of current trends and best practice in the treatment and management of injuries
Attend regular CPD in order to maintain professional qualifications


BSc in Physiotherapy OR BSc in Sports Therapy
Current membership of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or Society of Sports Therapists
Up to date FA Emergency Aid Qualification - FA Basic First Aid for Sport Qualification (BFAS) or FA Level 2 Emergency First Aid in Football (EFAiF) (Essential)
FA Level 3 Intermediate First Aid in Football or FA Level 4 (IFAiF) Qualification (Desirable/working towards in 1st 6 months of role)
Knowledge and understanding of child protection issues including holding a current FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate
An accepted FA Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure (previously known as an FA CRB Disclosure)
Specific Experience:

Experience of treating musculoskeletal/sporting injuries.
Experience of working in a team sport environment
Experience and understanding of child development
Willingness to work weekends
Ability to travel independently
Ability to work on one's own initiative and as part of a team
Ability to assess injury.
Ability to design and deliver individual rehabilitation programmes.
Ability to effectively communicate, both written and orally, in a clear and logical manner.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively to achieve best player care.
Ability to educate, advise and motivate individuals.
Able to take a holistic approach to the treatment of injury.
Knowledge and awareness of available conventional and alternative treatments.
Knowledge of the FA's Women's Talent Pathway (Desirable)
To use knowledge and expertise to promote the health and wellbeing of individual players
A dynamic, confident communicator (verbal, written) whilst able to adapt style and approach as and when required
Attention to detail and excellent organisation skills
Full understanding of successful practice and operations of Arsenal Women FC.

Closing Date: 28/07/2021