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Carlisle United FC

Carlisle United FC

Head Physiotherapist


posting Date

role Type



Apr 16, 2024


Carlisle United Football Club are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to work with
our First Team Management and Players. The role will be based at the Club’s main ground,
Brunton Park, but may on occasions be based at other training venues within Cumbria.
Hours will be based around the weekly training schedule and fixtures, but will involve
working evenings, weekends and match days so a flexible work approach is required.

Main roles and responsibilities –

The successful candidate will provide the highest standard of physiotherapy services to the
first team players ensuring the delivery of accurate and effective assessments and diagnosis
of injuries.

Implement injury prevention strategies in conjunction with other medical staff
Pre training management of players including strapping and taping and administration of treatment as required
Close liaison with the Club Doctor, Head of Performance and other members of the multidisciplinary team to optimise player medical care and performance.
Delivery of individual and squad-based injury prevention programmes based on screening, past medical history and injury trends.
The examination and assessment of all new players prior to signing for the club.
Implementing strategies to maximising player performance on the football field from a medical perspective.
Reporting of all injuries to the First Team Manager and provide updates on all player’s rehabilitation progress.
Arrange consultations with medical personnel and any relevant investigation related to an injury e.g. MRI scan, X-ray appointments and coordinate any other forms of specialist treatments.
Complete comprehensive, accurate, reliable and confidential medical records for all professional players.
Coordinate, manage and mentor other medical and fitness staff.
Provide medical cover for all first team matches and training sessions ensuring coordination of a 7 day a week treatment and rehabilitation service.
Manage and submit weekly doping control schedules ensuring compliance is met at all times
Be involved in clinical governance and maintain professional registration.
Complete all administrative tasks relevant to your role.
Essential qualifications

BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy
A member of The Health and Care Professions Council
DBS Clearance
Experience of working within an elite sporting environment
Valid Driving Licence
Excellent Communication, Organisational and Management skills
Desirable attributes

An understanding of sports science and medicine
Up to date understanding of evidence based medicine
Working towards or have MSc in a relevant subject
The position is salaried and will be dependent upon experience.

Carlisle United Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of

children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role may involve working with U18’s and as such is subject to Enhanced Criminal
Records Bureau (CRB) checks. Clearance through the FACRB system is required before any
employee may commence employment. As such this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation
of Offenders Act (1974) and the postholder applicant must disclose all previous convictions
including spent convictions.

The Club is committed to applying its Equality Policy at all stages of recruitment and selection, and adverts will contain an equal opportunities statement.

Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy / being on maternity leave, race, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Any candidate with a disability will not be excluded unless the candidate is unable to perform a duty that is intrinsic to the role, having taken into account reasonable adjustments. Reasonable adjustments to the selection process will be made to ensure that no applicant is disadvantaged because of his/her disability.

How to apply –

Please send a covering letter and your CV for the attention of Sarah McKnight, Club
Secretary, by email to --

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