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Crystal Palace Football Club

Crystal Palace Football Club

Physiotherapist - Men's First Team


posting Date

role Type



Jun 14, 2024


About the job
Job Location Crystal Palace Football Club Training Ground, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1RJ

Contract Type Full-time

Salary/ ROP Competitive

Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than 160 years 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 is looking for an experienced Physiotherapist to deliver exceptional care to our first-team players. The

primary objectives are to optimise performance, reduce injury risk, and minimise recovery time.


Leadership and Communication

Communicating effectively with the Head of Medical Services to ensure they are kept up-to-date on all medical matters relating to first team players
Organising daily injured player’s rehabilitation schedules
Liaising closely with all sports science and medicine staff to ensure that an effective and efficient service is provided to the players
Working with Physiotherapist team in continually developing the rehabilitation processes that we use to help the club maintain best-practice


Providing an excellent standard of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to all first team players
Reviewing and providing further opinion on the management of all first team injuries as required by the Head of Medical Services
Leading on the rehabilitation of injured players as required by Head of Medical Services
Attending all first team fixtures, assisting in the provision of pitch side trauma cover
Accompanying players to medical appointments as required


Carrying out departmental administration tasks as required
Producing daily and weekly rehabilitation plans for sports science and medicine staff
Developing the rehabilitation hub of our athlete data management system.
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date clinical notes in keeping with HCPC regulations
Ensuring Continuing Professional Development is undertaken
Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.
Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

A minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience
BSc in Physiotherapy
HCPC and CSP registration
Up-to-date ATMMIF qualification
Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary environment in a professional sports setting, preferably football
Significant experience in the assessment, treatment and management of professional athletes, preferably including football players
Significant experience of planning and delivering gym-based rehabilitation strategies
Significant experience of using clinical and pitch-based objective measures to inform clinical decision making in rehabilitation
Knowledgeable of current sports injury research
Knowledgeable in the assessment, treatment and diagnosis of sports injuries
Comprehensive knowledge of rehabilitation and injury reduction strategies


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
Volunteering Day - 1 Workday off to support a charity of your choice.
Travel Season Ticket loan
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 Adjustment

If you require disability-related adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact (DLO inbox is for disability-related queries only, if you wish to gain further information regarding this vacancy, 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 required to undergo any relevant security checks, including a comprehensive background check, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure the safety and protection of children and vulnerable individuals.

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