Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Lead Academy Physiotherapist

Brighton & Hove Albion FC



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Sep 22, 2021

Role description

Lead Academy Physiotherapist
Vacancy ID : 003444 Salary : Salary dependant on skills & experience
Employment : Hour Basis :
Location : Elite Football Performance Centre Closing Date : 22-Sep-2021

Job Title: Lead Academy Physiotherapist
Employer: Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club
Salary: Salary dependant on skills & experience
Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing
Hours: Full time, requiring flexibility to work evenings, weekends and bank holidays
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline Day: 22nd September 2021

Who are Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club?
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud that our elite teams compete at the highest level of football in England, those being the Premier League, and the Women's Super League. Our home; the spectacular 30,000+ seater American Express Community Stadium hosts in the most parts, our Premier League journey whereas Broadfield Stadium, with a capacity of over 6,000, hosts mainly, our Women's Super League journey. We are thrilled to have our two elite teams competing in the very top respective divisions of English football.

The job
As Lead Academy Physiotherapist, you will contribute to the success of the club both on and off the pitch. You will focus both on ensuring optimal performance provision within the medical department and will manage, coordinate and supervise all medical provision from U9's right through to our professional development team.

What does the day to day look like?
We are known for our culture and values leading the way, and the right people will need to fit into that. You will work hard, but the great thing about football is that you will see the results. This role will lead the provision of physiotherapy services across the academy, ensuring effective management of all full time and school release players. This is an important role and you will need to ensure the management of injuries effectively meets its commitments to the players, coaches and senior management through clinical audit and accurate documentation. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will need to effectively liaise with the academy coaching staff and support staff on a daily basis to keep them informed of players availability for matches and training.

Due to the nature of the role, we will require you to be flexible, as there will be requirement to work weekends and bank holidays as well as both home and away matches.

What we need
This is an important role at the club, so it is essential that the post holder holds a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree or equivalent, a minimum of 4 years qualified membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC), have or working towards a relevant MSc in Sports Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation or Sports and Exercise Medicine. The post holder will also need to hold a FA ATMMiF pitch side first aid qualification.

The successful candidate must also be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS CRC (Criminal Background Check).

Our values
Values play a pivotal role in the success of the Club. Our values are not just a list of words we expect our people to learn, but a set of filters through which we deliver to each other, our fans, our partners and our sponsors, in fact, with anyone who interacts in any way with our brand. Each year we hold the TEAAM Brighton awards where peer to peer nominations are recorded. Those with the most nominations take away awards for their commitment to the TEAAM Brighton value.

Our values are:
Treat People Well
Exceed Expectations
Aim High. Never Give Up
Act with Integrity
Make it Special

What is in it for you?
In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but is not limited to:
Free breakfast and lunch (fantastic healthy and tasty food provided by our inhouse chefs)
Free onsite parking (a train station onsite and accessible bus travel)
Travel discounts
Discounts at the Club superstore
Health benefits including eye care and health & fitness
Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses
Club pension scheme
Group life protection
Access to the Club¿s private medical insurance scheme

Disability Confident
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club are proud to be a disability confident employer who are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities throughout our recruitment and selection process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our People and Culture team.

Equality Statement
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club celebrates and values the diversity brought by employees, potential employees, casual workers, potential casual workers, players, potential players, applicants, supporters, participants on community programmes and customers and believes the Club benefits from engaging with everyone from a variety of backgrounds, thus allowing it to meet the needs of a diverse population within a multi-cultural society. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.

Safeguarding Statement
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Albion in the Community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.