Middlesbrough FC

Head Academy Physiotherapist

Middlesbrough FC



Role Type

Closing Date


Nov 30, 2021

Role description

A rare opportunity has arisen at Middlesbrough Football Club for a full time Head Academy Physiotherapist for our CATEGORY 1 ACADEMY. Based at the Club’s Training Ground in the picturesque village of Hurworth near Darlington, the main purpose of this role will be to contribute to the achievement of the aims and objectives of the Medical and Science Department through the delivery of best practice physiotherapy. It will involve providing professional and administrative support to the team of therapists at The Academy in relation to timetabling, education, treatment, and clinical development.

The Role:

To contribute to the control of the Medical Department operating costs in line with agreed budgets.
To lead the development and the scheduling of all therapists involved within the Academy.
To lead on the provision of all medical services for U9-U23s, including logistics and appropriate medical cover for all Academy training sessions and matches.
To demonstrate objectivity, progression, and forward planning for all rehabilitation processes within the Academy. Together with Strength and Conditioning and Sport Science support, illustrate a desire to improve overall athleticism of players who are rehabilitating from an injury.
To lead on case reviews on both successful and unsuccessful rehabilitation.
To manage two full time Physiotherapists and ensure they receive regular appraisals and feedback on their performance.
To be responsible for the assessment and treatment of a selected squad of Academy players including the development, organisation and implementation of the treatment and rehabilitation programmes.
To be involved in all medical/health related matters appertaining to all Academy players.
To be responsible for the maintenance and security of medical records and medical insurance documentation for selected Academy players ensuring that all data is kept up to date and stored securely and confidentially and provide regular reports and updates to relevant heads of departments concerning all medical/health related matters.
To assist with medical provision of the First Team when requested.
To ensure current safeguarding regulations and protocols are maintained and complied with.

Candidates should:

Be eligible to work in the UK
Have extensive experience working within sport, preferably in a professional football club environment with senior and/ or youth players.
Be a chartered physiotherapist and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Demonstrate extensive knowledge of treating youth players
Be registered with the Health Professional Council.
Be respectful of the complexity of short and long-term rehabilitation and the role of the physiotherapist.
Demonstrate excellent communication, IT and presentation skills
Demonstrate a pro-active approach and be adaptable to change
Demonstrate attention to detail within bounds of Physiotherapy.
Be dedicated to self-improvement and personal development

This role also falls within the scope of ‘regulated activity’ and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

If you would like to be part of a committed team who value humility, respect and honesty, please contact recruitment@mfc.co.uk to request an application form

CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2021

MFC is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

MFC is also committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.

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