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Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC

Head of Performance Medicine


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Mar 20, 2024


Job Title:  Head of Performance Medicine

Hours: Full-time

Location: Chelsea FC Training Ground, Cobham

Job Type: Permanent

Deadline Day: 31st March 2024

About Chelsea Football Club’s Performance Support Team
We want to deliver Football Medicine and Performance Sciences differently.  To create and be an integrated, open-minded and performance support focused team behind the team.  We seek to empower our staff, and our model is evolving as we are seek to bring in new approaches and thoughts.

Provide an elite performance medicine provision to our men’s first team

This is a key role to the club and requires a collaborative, committed and professional medical practitioner, who can be a great teammate. The role will include but not limited to providing injury or illness assessments, undertaking player signing medicals and assisting in decision making and rehabilitation management of medical issues when required. You will work very closely with the interdisciplinary Performance Support team at the club to optimise player availability and readiness.

This role will include some travelling to and providing medical match day cover for games, which can involve irregular, unsociable hours and overnight stays.

Provide clinical systems and quality assurance across all our teams

In addition to the Men’s 1st Team role, you will act as a clinical reference point for all of doctors working with CFC teams.  This will include helping to establish world class medical systems, pathways, protocols and facilitating case reviews.

Your sports medicine background

The successful candidate should hold the following qualifications:

Full registration/licence to Practice with General Medical Council (GMC)
Diploma/MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, or Specialist Registration
Level 5 ATMMiF or equivalent emergency trauma qualification
Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (MFSEM)

Personal traits

We are looking for someone who can build rapport quickly with staff and players, and be a clear communicator to allow all involved to be fully informed of players’ health status and readiness to play.

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