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Cambridge United FC

Cambridge United FC

Elite Scholarship Therapist


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Jan 4, 2024


Elite Scholarship TherapistDepartment Academy Reports to Elite Scholarship Manager Location Based at the clubs training grounds, along with the main office at the Abbey Stadium.Salary £4,160 per Fixed Term Contract, 8 hours per week, 40 weeks per contract.Pro-rata as the contract / season has already started.Hours Monday: 9:30 - 11.30Tuesday: 9:30 -11.30Wednesday: Fixture (Home or Away)Role SummaryA new opportunity has arisen within the Elite Scholarship Programme at CRC in collaboration with Cambridge United FC for an honest, hardworking, and humble candidate in a role of Elite Scholarship Therapist.The successful candidate will work across all Elite teams being responsible for providing injury assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation, along with pitch side cover for both home and away fixtures. The successful candidate will work report to the CRC programmes manager. The role will be based at the clubs training grounds, and other linked venues. Attendance at all training and match days, home and away, will be required.Key Job Outcomes• Lead responsibility for the management of the medical department of the Elite Scholarship Programme for all players of both the Male and Female teams.• To provide continuous communication of player injury status, rehab progress and availability to the Elite Scholarship Manager and other relevant coaching staff.• To manage, review and implement the best strategy to continuously improve the medical support within the programme as best as possible.• Develop and support an activation/pre-hab programme for all players within the programme.• To produce weekly and monthly injury reports for the ESM, providing accountability for the department and actively seeking to follow best practice.• Assist in the production and maintenance of emergency action plans.• Maintain accurate and professional documentation in line with professional standards. • To ensure all clinical examinations and therapeutic interventions are documented and communicated in line with professional staff.• To act in a manner that supports the club and academy vision and values at all times and ensure the Academy Values are adhered to by the players within the CRC programme.• To ensure effective working relationships with all key stakeholders.• To undertake personal CPD as appropriate to meet the demands of the role.This job description sets out the key outcomes required. It does not specify in detail the activities required to achieve these outcomes. As a term of your employment, you may reasonably be expected to perform duties of a similar or related nature to those outlined in the job description.Person SpecificationSkills, Knowledge, Qualifications & ExperienceBSc in Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or Sports RehabilitationLevel 4 ITMMiF qualification or equivalentLevel 3 first aid qualificationRecent and in-date Enhanced DBS and FA Safeguarding Children CertificatesMembership with relevant governing bodyFull UK Driving LicenceExperience working in an elite sporting environment with young athletesExperience of working in an elite football academy settingExperience in leading/managing an area/people or teamsExperience of paediatric assessments relating to sports injuriesHas an understanding of how elite players are developedPersonal Qualities/AttributesHardworking and enthusiasticExcellent organisational skills and attention to detailReliable and committedAbility to work independently and as part of a teamAble to communicate effectivelyWillingness to work weekday eveningsExcellent team player and motivatorApplication ProcessApplication Instructions Interested applicants should apply by submitting their CV and Cover Letter, applications which do not include both documents will not be reviewed. Application Closing Date Friday 12th JanuaryInterview Date(s) Tuesday 16th January Start Date Monday 22nd JanuaryMission, Vision & Values MissionCambridge United aspires to compete at the highest level of the English Football League, whilst operating a financially sustainable football club embedded within the heart of its community.We are custodians with a collective responsibility to protect and enhance the Club for future generations.VisionCreating Memories  We engage current and future generations of supporters by creating memorable moments. Driving Standards & Performance We will evolve by driving standards and performance through self-reflection and education.  Enhancing LivesWe are an inclusive Club that is United in Endeavour to enhance lives though the power of sport.  ValuesWe engage positive and inspiring characters who are committed to serving and strengthening our community, by adopting our 3 keys values.Teamwork We achieve more through working together than alone and are United in Endeavour.Hard WorkWe are committed to learning and working towards our pursuit of excellence in everything we do.  Humility 
We will celebrate each other’s successes and recognise that no individual is greater than the collective.Employability Statement Cambridge United FC is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff.  We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.
Safeguarding Statement Cambridge United FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.For those positions where a criminal record check (DBS) is identified as necessary, this will be carried out in line with other safer recruitment checks.The post holder will be required to undergo Safeguarding training periodically.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Cambridge United FC is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religious or political belief or affiliation, trade union membership, gender, gender reassignment, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic background or any other inappropriate distinction or characteristic covered by the Equality Act 2010.

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