Northampton Town

Northampton Town

Head of Academy Sports Science & Medicine

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Posting Date

Apr 1, 2022

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Job Description Northampton Town FC are seeking a Head of Academy Sports Science & Medicine who will be responsible for the provisions of Sports Science and Medicine for all Academy players from U9-U18’s.RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE: To lead the delivery of the Sports Science & Medicine Programme for all academy age groups from U9-U18. To Lead Full Time Sports Scientist as required. To ensure that appropriate and comprehensive medical notes are completed To ensure that coaching staff are made aware of all injuries sustained by players and the progress of such players at appropriate stages. To contribute towards the achievement of department KPI’s Responsible for ensuring the medical department is meeting EFL rules and mandatory requirements. To liaise on a regular basis with the first team medical staff to link academy players into the first team environment. To support the first team medical staff if needed and to support and manage the transition with the first and second-year professionals. To also be responsible to: The Academy Manager on medical matters affecting Academy players The Academy Coaches in relation to players, their injury status and prevention of injury strategies   EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS   Essential BSc (Hons) Degree in Physiotherapy HCPC Registered Physiotherapist FA Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMIF) (Level 4) qualification Previous experience in a similar role within an elite paediatric sporting environment Be able to communicate to the highest level Have a flexible approach to work Demonstrates honesty, integrity, reliability and the ability to ensure confidentiality at all time Friendly, well organized with the ability to multi-task and perform well under pressure Possess strong time management skills and have a flexible approach to work A commitment to continuing professional development Desirable   Completed FA Safeguarding Children Workshop Experience of using PMA system Knowledge of EPPP in relation to a Category 3 academy Therapist experience within a football environment Hold a full driving license.

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