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Manchester City FC

Manchester City FC

Group Performance Services - Rehab Sports Scientist


Role Type



Posting Date

Sep 3, 2023

Role description

Manchester, GB

Opening Date:30 Aug 2023

Full Time / Part Time:Full Time

Contract Type:Permanent

Closing Date of Applications --06/09/2023

Welcome to your City
City Football Group is on a mission to become the worlds leading sports entertainment organisation, and we will continually push to achieve this with talented colleagues from diverse and wide-ranging backgrounds.
Those different perspectives and experiences will continue to help us empower better lives, create electric moments for the fans and seize opportunities for the future.
Positive impact that leads to lasting change is at the core of our values, if you want to be part of this forward movement, we welcome you.

Our Winning Team
Our purpose is to empower better lives through football. We are proud of the role City Football Group clubs play in their localities, delivering positive economic, social and environmental impact through our operations and through programmes and activities that bring about meaningful, lasting change.
In the role youll ensure Man City and Emerging Talent loan players transitions, physical development and wellbeing is effectively supported and aligned to their Individual Development Plans with specific responsibility for leading return to play protocols for injured players.
Youll Support the delivery of Group performance strategy focused on creating engaging performance environments which, maximise players long-term athletic development.

This is Your City

As part of our team, you will be entitled to 26 days annual leave plus an additional day off for your birthday, private healthcare and dental cover, an annual discretionary bonus, plus a range of partnership and lifestyle discounts.

Your Impact
1) Emerging Talent Man City Loan Players Physical Development:

Build influential relationships with identified players and theirloan club performance teams to ensure that evidence informed physical performance and nutritional programmes focused individuals long-term development are implemented
Ensure all players key physical performance and wellbeing markers are consistently monitored
Support the monitoring of players physical development and performance to ensure they remain on track to achieve their individual development goals
Deliver pre-season training programmes and testing as required at City Football Academy or elsewhere in the UK or overseas
Provide remote and onsite SC support to loan players as required
Drive lifestyle support to ensure players maintain effective performance habits

2) Central Rehab Return to Play Protocols for Emerging Talent Man City Loan Players

Work closely with the Rehab Physiotherapist to design and deliver rehab protocols for injured loan players
Support loan Clubs to deliver good and effective rehab and return to play protocols for injured loan players
Deliver central rehab and return to play protocols at CFA Manchester for long-term injured loan players

3) Supporting CFG Best Practice:

Support the continuous improvement of CFG Clubs performance systems as directed by Head of Physical performance to:
Sustain an evidence-informed multidisciplinary team approach to player development and performance
Deliver safe and effective injury rehabilitation and return to training programmes
Provide evidence-informed individual physical development programmes
Effectively adapt individuals daily training and playing workloads using monitoring data
Provide excellent SC coaching
Provide effective nutritional support to ensure players are appropriately fuelled for training, recovery and match performance
Drive lifestyle support to ensure players maintain effective performance habits

What we are looking for

Postgraduate degree in a field related to physical performance
UKSCA or equivalent industry accreditation
Knowledge of strength conditioning plus the physical preparation and recovery of elite sports teams.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
Enthusiasm and willingness to be flexible
Pro-active and engaging style
Strong 'can do' approach
Remain calm under pressure
Willing to self-evaluate and work towards continuous improvement
Process driven with careful attention to detail


Experience leading and delivering return to play programs.
Experience of applied practice and rehab in elite sport


Knowledge of movement and nutritional screening in elite sporting populations


Fluent in one or more of the following languages:



Experience of applied practice in professional football

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.
Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.

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