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Aston Villa Football Club

Aston Villa Football Club

Lead Foundation / Youth Development Phase Physiotherapist


Role Type



Posting Date

Aug 15, 2023

Role description

Department: Academy Medical and Sport Science Team
 Hours of work: Full-time (with flexibility to work during evenings and weekends, including matchdays)
 Contract Type: Permanent
 Salary: Attractive Remuneration Package depending on experience
 Location: Bodymoor Heath Training Ground
 Closing Date: Monday 28 August 2023
1.    The Department
Our Boys Academy Department has been awarded the prestigious category one status accolade demonstrating that we provide the highest level of quality coaching, education, training and facilities for our youth football provisions and staff.
 In order to deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent we have an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist to join the Academy Sport Science and Medicine team at Aston Villa FC.
2.    The Role
We are currently seeking a qualified Physiotherapist who has experience in providing a physiotherapy provision to elite adolescent athletes.
This role requires an engaging energetic individual who has a passion for athletic development and the drive to support Pre and Post Adolescents athletes to understand the impact of Sports Science and Medicine on availability, motor skills, co-ordination, strength, power and ultimately performance.
The role will be responsible for leading, coordinating and delivering expert youth player assessment, rehabilitation, and athletic development specifically to our Foundation Phase (FP) and Youth Development Phase (YDP) academy players.
 You will contribute towards the Academy Sport Science and Medical Department’s vision of optimising player availability and performance through an elite evidence-based medical provision.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who has a passion for physical development and clinical assessment with a desire to help young players exceed their potential. This is an exciting opportunity to work with some of the best young football talent in the country and to make a real difference in their development.
For further information about the Role, please see the Role Profile.
3.    The Person
 To be considered for this role, you will need to hold the following qualifications:
·         BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (minimum 2:1)
·         Membership to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
·         Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
You must have demonstrable experience in providing a high-quality physiotherapy provision to elite young footballers in a full-time capacity within a professional sport. You will require an in-depth understanding of growth and maturation and its implications for a developing footballer.
 You must be able to work in a team environment with previous demonstrable experience of working within Interdisciplinary and Multi-Disciplinary Teams including parents.
 Knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan (Category 1 Academy) and previous experience in managing and overseeing a Youth Development Phase physiotherapy provision is desirable.
As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.
For further information, the Role Profile and to apply please go to
 Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early
 The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.
 Equality Statement
 Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embraces equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code. 
 We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.
 Safeguarding Statement  
 Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding

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