Job Title Head of MedicalDepartment FootballReports to Head of Performance; Sporting DirectorLocation VariousSalary £40,000Hours 40 per weekRole SummaryThe Head of Medical will be a Registered Physiotherapist, leading the clinical and administrative procedures of the medical department at Cambridge United Football Club.Whilst providing department management, the position holder will have a day to day responsibility for the health and fitness of the First Team players.They will liaise directly with the Head of Performance and Head Coach to maximise squad training and matchday availability in League One.Key Job Outcomes• To work with the Head of Performance to deliver a multidisciplinary approach to player and team development• To lead in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all first team players• Coordinate external diagnostic and/or specialist consultations based on clinical need• Create and deliver advanced rehabilitation programmes centred on player specific performance demands• Implement a robust process of objective measuring to inform the return to play process from injury• Organise, develop and implement a comprehensive performance testing protocol in cooperation with the Head of Performance• Assist in the provision and delivery of player individual physical development and injury risk reduction programmes• Oversee and assist the Academy Physiotherapist and Development Team Therapist to ensure a consistent provision of medical care across all age groups• Update training and matchday venue emergency actions plans each year• Maintain/manage all medical department equipment and consumables• Provide matchday emergency aid cover to the First Team alongside the club Doctor• Liaise with the club Doctor for review of reported illness• Perform pre-contractual medical assessment of prospective first team players• Produce pre-contractual risk stratification report to Sporting Director• Provide continuous communication of squad availability to the First Team Head Coach• Provide monthly squad availability update to the Sporting Director• Monitor healthcare spending in line with Health Partners membership obligations• Maintain accurate and professional documentation in line with Chartered Standards• Maintain active professional development portfolioThis 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 Experience Required DesirableDegree in Physiotherapy (BSc or MSc)3 year experience in professional sportFA ATMMiF certification or accepted equivalentExperience of delivering high performance rehabilitationStrong communication skillsExcellent interpersonal skillsAttitude/BehavioursTakes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of workA genuine team player who will support and motivate other members of the teamPunctualPersonal QualitiesHardworking and enthusiasticAttention to detailCommitment to a common goal
Application Instructions Interested applicants should apply by submitting their CV and Cover LetterApplication Closing Date Wednesday 6th July 2022Interview Date(s) Week beginning 11th July 2022Start Date ASAPEmployability StatementCambridge 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 StatementCambridge 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 InclusionCambridge 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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