Peterborough United Football Club

Senior Academy Physiotherapist

Peterborough United Football Club

Location

Peterborough

Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date

Physiotherapy

Sep 24, 2021

Role description

Senior Academy Physiotherapist

Salary: £27,000-£30,000pa

Location: idverde Training Ground, Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 7EA

Responsible to: Head of Performance Support

Closing Date: Friday 24th September 2021.

Interview Date: Week Commencing 27th September (Candidates may be invited for interview earlier than this date)

Peterborough United Football Club are looking to appoint a knowledgeable and driven chartered Physiotherapist in the position of Senior Academy Physiotherapist. This will be a full-time position, vital to support the growth of the programme following being granted Category 2 status. The successful candidate will become a key member of the Performance Support Department.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the team. Whilst experience in a similar role is desired, the successful candidate will have access to a detailed, role-focused induction and CPD programme on commencement of the role along with support from a formal mentorship programme via an external experienced Physiotherapist in order to aid transition into the role.

There will be requirements, on occasion, to work evenings in order to maintain efficient running of the department.



Main Responsibilities include:

The Senior Academy Physio will have line management responsibilities for all medical staff and will report to the Head of Performance Support.

Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation of injured academy players.
Training, Matchday & Tournament medical cover for U18 and U23 players, and other age groups when necessary, providing support for first team requirements as required
Organisation of medical cover for Academy Schoolboy Matchdays
Management of part-time Therapists
Organisation and delivery of medical screening as part of the process to aid the reduction of injury risks
Take an active role in the collection and monitoring of growth & maturation data, including guidance on intervention when necessary
Continually evolve and develop department policies in line with current research, guidelines & practice
Integrate within and drive a culture of high performance; with individual development at the forefront of all planning.


Person Specification:

The ideal candidates will have skills and experience in the following areas:

Essential (E) - Desirable (D)

Education/Qualifications/Experience:

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (E)
Post graduate qualification in a relevant field (D)
HCPC Registration (E)
ATMMIF qualification (E)


Skills and Experience:

Previous experience of working with elite young athletes (E)

Experience of planning, delivering treatment, rehabilitation of sports injuries and maintaining medical records (E)
Experience working within a Football Academy (D)
Experience of managing and developing staff (D)
Experience using PMA (D)
Effective and appropriate communication skills, ability to build key relationships (E)
Excellent understanding of growth & maturation and its implications on the development of athletes (E)
Good understanding of the expectations of a Category 2 Academy in line with EPPP requirements(D)
Show an enthusiasm and willingness to source and undertake continued professional development (E)



Safeguarding:

Staff must evidence a commitment to the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity and ensure the safety and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in any activity arranged by or in the name of the Club.
It is a requirement for staff to follow the Club’s Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay, allegations of abuse, poor practice or which is or may, impact on the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk. 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.


Equality Statement:

Peterborough United Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. 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.

Employees will be recruited and selected, based on objective criteria.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the role and the salary please contact Kieran Scarff, academy manager – kieran.scarff@theposh.com

To apply for the role please send your CV and a covering letter detailing the skills and experience you possess to James Baum, Head of Performance Support – james.baum@theposh.com