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Department: Sports Medicine
Location: Staplewood Training Ground, Southampton
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Criminal Record Check: DBS Enhanced Child’s Barred List
What is the role?
We are looking for someone to lead in the delivery of first-class Physiotherapy & Injury Prevention services to all academy players in the Girls’ and Women’s programme. This role will work closely with the Lead Physiotherapist (Girls & Women’s) to streamline service provision across the girls’ academy programme.
You’ll be developing, organising and implementing movement dysfunction screening programmes along with associated pre-activation, pre-habilitation and rehabilitation strategies based on the Girls’ & Women’s sports medicine team strategy.
You’ll be actively contributing to the creation of a medical/science department that is viewed as a centre of excellence in injury & illness prevention, injury management and cutting edge medical and science research and development.
Specific responsibilities include:
To lead in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of all girls’ academy players (U12-16) and produce progressive injury rehabilitation programmes for all players you are responsible for.
Organise, develop, and implement a comprehensive movement screening assessment of the girl’s academy programme (including trialist’s).
Be responsible for the smooth running of the injury prevention programme on a day-to-day basis utilising the department’s physiotherapists and sport science staff.
Organise daily pre-activation and prehab programme strategies.
Demonstrate interaction with the Academy medical team MDT to provide a holistic approach towards management of the squad. This includes liaising appropriately with coaching staff, sports science staff, and psychology staff.
To act as match day physiotherapist for girls’ academy, providing first aid and acute injury management on match days.
To organise the girls programme (U10-U16) match day staffing medical cover requirements.
Liaise with club doctors regarding player injuries.
What are we looking for?
To thrive in this position, you will need previous experience working in a paediatric environment and have a passion for fulfilling the requirements of your own professional development. We are looking for someone who understands the flexibility required to work in a unique football environment. You will have a proactive and adaptable attitude, along with the ability to work under pressure.
Please note, due to the nature of this role you must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
Experience of working in a paediatric environment.
Experience of managing own patient caseload.
Knowledge and understanding of youth player musculoskeletal development.
Experience of diagnosing and treating acute injuries.
Experience of working within youth football.
Have an up-to-date full Advanced Emergency Aid qualification; this should be the Level 5 ATMIFF or willing to attend the course in the first 12 months of employment.
What do you get in return?
If you are successful you can look forward to a healthy benefits package;
Access to x2 free match tickets for every home league game.
25 days’ holiday per year, plus bank holidays and birthday day off.
Life Assurance Cover of 2x salary.
Contributory Pension Scheme.
Incentivised Private Medical Insurance Scheme.
Worldwide Travel Insurance.
Free onsite parking.
Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1 November.
*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received. *