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Watford FC

Watford FC

Football Physiotherapist


Role Type



Posting Date

Dec 16, 2022

Role description

Watford Ladies FC

To provide musculoskeletal diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation to all injured players.
To provide Academy and 1st training and match day cover, home and away, as required.
To perform clear and structured injury assessments to ensure accurate injury diagnosis and associated detailed rehabilitation plans.
To provide gym and pitch-based rehabilitation and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure optimal transition from rehabilitation into the technical program.
To develop and implement injury prevention strategies alongside coaches and performance staff.
Understanding of growth and maturation and its implications on the development of athletes.
To perform daily medical emergency equipment checks.
To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, performance staff and coaching staff to optimise player physical development and performance.
To maintain up to date medical records.
Ensure individual qualifications, training and CPD requirements are kept up to date and in line with any applicable regulations.
Awareness of the expectations of a Category 4 Academy (transitioning to Category 3) according to the EPPP.
Any other relevant tasks and duties as directed by senior Academy or Football Department management

General Club Accountabilities

To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies and with specific reference to the data regulations.
To ensure compliance with all Club and regulatory requirements related to safeguarding, and to ensure the Club’s safeguarding processes are followed in the event of any safeguarding concerns.
To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical, and social requirements.
To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Watford Ladies FC
To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.

Key Internal Relationships

Technical Director
Coach Development Officer
Academy and Development Coaches and Staff

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

BSc Physiotherapy Degree.
A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience.
Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF) with capability to achieve ATMMiF.
FA DBS check.
Able to drive with access to own vehicle.
Ability to work a flexible schedule with unsociable hours, including weekend and evening cover.
Ability to work in a team and independently on own initiative.
Highly organised with strong communication and time management skills.
Embody Club values – togetherness, respectful and progressive.

Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics

MSc in relevant subject.
Experience of working in professional sports environment (preferably football).
FA Safeguarding Certification.
Evidence of CPD portfolio.


£20 per hour for 3 hours, 2 days a week

How to apply

Please email CV and supporting documents to our Technical Director.

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