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Bristol City Football Club

Bristol City Football Club

Head of Medical


posting Date

role Type



Jan 24, 2024


REPORTS TO: Technical Director
REPORTEES: First Team Academy Physios, Therapists Doctors

Bristol City seeks a Head of Medical to provide medical services to the Bristol City First Team and Academy squads.

To provide medical services to the Bristol City First Team and Academy squads.
Work alongside the Head of Athletic Performance to develop a leading performance medical service to support the players on and off the field.

Working directly with the players, you will be responsible for leading the medical team to ensure that the players receive the best possible medical care and service.
Diagnose, treat, and refer player injuries as appropriate and deliver best practice sports medicine services.
To build robust and resilient players who can thrive at the highest level.
To develop a system that captures accurate information that will help track injury trends.
Contribute positively to the Bristol City vision and culture


The roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

To ensure the delivery, development and rehabilitation of all medical and musculoskeletal care relating to players is operating to the highest level. It is expected that this delivery is through high professional standards utilising up to date research and evidence-based practice.
To communicate on the care and injury status of players to key stakeholders.
To lead on the medical assessment of new signings.
To lead and maintain secure, accurate and up-to-date medical records.  
To work within the agreed First Team medical budget .
To organise and lead on all medical testing and final accountability for cardiac screening.
Display excellent leadership qualities to drive professional standards and ensure job fulfilment of the department staff.
To assist in the development of evidence-based protocols and research for all areas of medical services throughout the club. There is an expectation to use all available resources including the latest research, collaborating with a successful network of external clinical specialists and university links.


Physiotherapists Administrators Athletic Performance Staff
First Team Coaching Staff Doctors
Surgeons / Specialists Chief Operating Officer Head of Finance



BSc degree in Physiotherapy
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
A valid Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) or equivalent pitch side qualification
At least five years working in high performance sport, including a football team environment.


Previous experience leading a medical or physiotherapy team in a high- performance sport setting
Minimum three years post MSc qualification in sports medicine or a related area
Proven track record in completing injury audits and implementing strategies to address injury trends.


Responsible for ensuring all health and safety procedures are followed at all times, with relevant paperwork to support
Ensure all employees complete the training required to do their job  Report all incidents and accidents as required
To report any hazards detected
To complete and review the risk assessments for the department


Supports a departmental induction program for employees to receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job
Ensure employees understand expectations and parameters Participates in the employee performance appraisal process, providing constructive feedback as needed
Lead in the recruitment of new employees ensuring best practice and hiring the right applicant for the role

Safeguarding Statement:
Bristol City Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.
Equality Statement:
The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders
Competitive salary and benefits including:

20 days holiday per annum
Breakfast lunch on all training days via a personal contribution scheme
Contributory pension scheme
Death in Service
3x annual salary to whomever employee nominates
Discount in the Bristol Sport store
Discounts on local shops and restaurants
Cycle to work Scheme and Childcare Voucher Schemes
Ashton Gate Season tickets entitlement

Contract: Permanent
If this is you, please apply by 5pm on Friday 2nd February with your CV and a covering letter to Bristol City Human Resources at —

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