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Dundee United FC

Dundee United FC

Lead Academy Physiotherapist


posting Date

role Type



Mar 15, 2024


Job Title Lead Academy Physiotherapist

Place of Work Foundation Park, Tannadice Park, RPC

Contract type Permanent, Full time

Reporting to Academy Director
Head of Medicine

Key Relationships Lead Academy Coaches
Academy Coaches
All Academy Staff, Players & Parents

Salary To be discussed


Provide lead physiotherapy cover and treatment at matches and training as required

Main Responsibilities and Duties

The following Services and person specification will be necessary:

• Be a registered physiotherapist with a current licence to practice;
• Hold appropriate professional indemnity;
• Have proof of clearance from the relevant disclosure and barring service, primary care trust or equivalent organisation;
• Carry out duties in accordance with all relevant company policies and legislation including but not exclusive to Health and Safety at Work Act and the Club’s Code of Conduct;
• Attend select match-days (agreed in advance) to provide medical cover for any in-game injuries;
• Keep accurate, secure and up-to-date records;
• Effectively communicate with the coaching staff regarding player injuries and fitness status;
• Attend when required by senior management appropriate training and development sessions and/or medical meetings;
• Report to the Head of Medicine when required;
• Ensure that on match-days best practice, safeguarding and effective medical procedures are in place;
• Continuously look to identify opportunities to improve operations and practices on match-days both in the short and long term;
• Act always with utmost good faith to the Club and its employees, players;
• Devote full attention and ability to fulfilment of the duties required by the role on the days on which your provide your services;
• To maintain the quality of service provision, regularly evaluating work and seeking to make improvements;
• To safeguard and promote the welfare of all children within the academy;
• To be vigilant and support all safety and security operations within the academy.

Experience and Qualifications


• Registered Physiotherapist with current license to practice
• Must be able to achieve and maintain a current pitch-side first aid certificate issued by recognised body
• HCPC registered
• Eligible to work in the UK.
• Committed to working evenings and weekends including training sessions, fixtures and in-service training
• Excellent communication skills specific to age and stage of players and other relevant partners (e.g. parents, academy staff).
• Ability to relate to and understand young people, demonstrating personality and enthusiasm.
• Strong IT skills particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• PVG check to be completed before appointment.


• Further education in relevant field (e.g. degree, honours, additional courses).
• Child and Adolescent Mental Health course or equivalent.
• Additional skill set that can enhance other areas of the academy/club.

How to apply

To apply, please send your cv and qualification certificates/registrations to email.

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