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Crystal Palace FC

Crystal Palace FC

Lead Physiotherapist


Role Type



Posting Date

May 17, 2023

Role description

About the job
Job Location Sydenham High School, Worsley Bridge Road, BR3 1RL & CPFC Academy, Copers Cope Road, BR3 1NZ

Contract Type Full-time

Salary/ ROP Competitive

Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than a century of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.

About this role:

Crystal Palace FC Women's Team is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Head Physiotherapist to join our team. This role will report to the Head of Women’s football.


Manage the medical care and injury rehabilitation of all players on the team.
Develop and implement injury prevention strategies to minimise the risk of injuries during training and games.
Evaluate and diagnose injuries and provide appropriate medical treatment and rehabilitation plans.
Work with the coaching staff to develop individualized injury recovery plans for injured players.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records for all players and provide regular reports on the status of injured players on WPS.
Collaborate with the coaching staff to develop and implement conditioning and fitness programs that help prevent injuries and improve player performance.
Ensure that all medical equipment and supplies are maintained in good condition and available when needed.
To provide medical cover for every Women’s first team fixture (including away travel).
Accompanying players to medical appointments as required.
Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in sports medicine and injury management and incorporate them into the team's practices.
Working with a full spectrum of injuries you would expect in a women’s professional football club
Uphold and promote the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.
Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.

Experience and Qualifications:


Be a registered member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Have appropriate medical indemnity to treat/advise FA WSL and FA WC players.
Have an up to date full Advanced Emergency Aid qualification; this should be the Level 5 ATMIFF.
Attend a yearly ATMMiF-R reaccreditation.
Minimum 2 years experience in working in elite sport
Undergraduate/Postgraduate degree Physiotherapy (BSc/MSc)
2–3 years of post-graduate musculoskeletal experience


Experienced in working in elite women’s sport
Postgraduate Sports Medicine qualification (PGCert, PGDip, MSc etc)
Pitch rehab experience
Be a UKAD Clean Sport Advisor


Complimentary match day ticket
Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
20% Discount in our Retail Stores
Holiday allowance that increases every year of service

Our commitment to Equality

At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the club's activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you require disability-related adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact We are here to help you through the whole recruitment process including trying to apply for a vacancy, getting in touch with us through the process, and/or helping with access in case you are required to come in for an interview.


Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be subject to any relevant security checks as required.

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