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Brentford FC

Brentford FC

Soft-Tissue Therapist


Role Type



Posting Date

Apr 24, 2023

Role description

Job Title: 1st Team Soft-Tissue Therapist
Department: Medical
Reporting: Head of Medical
Location:Training Ground 1st Team Travel
Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.
Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.
We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.
We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.
We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.
Come join us.
Inclusion Statement
Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.
Safeguarding Statement
Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.
The Role of 1stTeam Soft-Tissue Therapist
Brentford Football Club is enjoying the most exciting period in its history and we’re looking for an accomplished Soft-Tissue Therapist to join our team.
Working within the Medical Department, alongside a multidisciplinary team of practitioners and reporting to the Head of Medical, this individual will be responsible for the development and delivery of soft-tissue therapy and associated modalities to our 1stTeam and high potential senior Academy players. In addition, they will take a leading role in the development and delivery of relevant recovery modalities for the club.
The successful candidate will be predominantly based at the Robert Rowan Performance Centre, working with other members of Medical and Performance staff; however, there will be a need for this individual to travel both to 1stTeam home and away games, plus UK/overseas tours.
We are looking for a pro-active individual with a forward-thinking and problem-solving attitude, and who seeks to utilise their skills and experience to raise the levels of support offered to our players.
Main Accountabilities
Training Ground

Delivery of soft-tissue therapy to 1stTeam and high-potential senior Academy players aimed at optimising players’ capacity to perform.
Support Doctors and Physiotherapists in providing elite level injury prevention and rehabilitation treatments as required.
Take a proactive role in the investigation of, and delivery of, players recovery modalities both on an individualised and squad-based level.
Be responsible for the upkeep of the training ground medical treatment space, including replenishment of consumables.
Maintenance and management of stock, including ordering of all medical supplies and items of equipment though key medical suppliers.


Provide pre-match soft-tissue therapy to 1stTeam squad players for all matches, home and away.
Stay overnight at the team hotel on the evening prior to 1stTeam matches and provide soft-tissue therapy to players as required.
Ensure that all equipment and consumables required for matches are checked, maintained/ordered and packed.
Take an active role in post-match optimal recovery modalities for 1stTeam players.
Take a lead role in the pre-match set-up of medical equipment at stadiums/venues.

Tours/Training Camps

Provide soft-tissue therapy to 1stTeam and high potential senior Academy players on all UK and overseas tours.
Take an active role in the provision of optimal recovery modalities for both training, matches and travel whilst on tour.

Ensure that all equipment and consumables required for tours/camps are checked, maintained/ordered and packed.
General Medical Dept Accountabilities

To maintain up to date treatment records using the Kitman Labs/PMA medical records system.

Ensure individual qualifications, training and CPD requirements are kept up to date and in line with any applicable regulations.
Uphold the highest levels of vigilance with regards to cross-contamination between players, of equipment and consumables.

Continued Professional Development

Take responsibility for personal continued professional development (CPD) and keeping an up-to-date portfolio of achievements.
Take an active role in delivering regular departmental CPD sessions for full- and part-time Medical staff.

General Club Accountabilities

To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies and with specific reference to the data regulations.
To ensure compliance with all Club and regulatory requirements related to safeguarding, and to ensure the Club’s safeguarding processes are followed in the event of any safeguarding concerns.
To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical, and social requirements.
To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC
To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
Any other relevant tasks and duties as directed by senior Medical or Football Department management.

Key Internal Relationships

Head of Medical and Head Physiotherapist
Physiotherapists and Doctors
Performance Staff
Coaching Staff
Playing squad

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

Level 5 qualification in Sports Massage
Membership of a relevant regulating organisation
Experience working in elite sports environments and/or with elite performers
DBS check (will be performed at the point of offer)
Valid Passport and right to work in the UK
Able to drive with access to own vehicle
Ability to work a flexible schedule with unsociable hours, including weekend and evening cover
Ability to work in a team and independently on own initiative
Highly organised with strong communication, IT and time management skills
Embody Club values – togetherness, humility, respectful and progressive

Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics

BSc in a relevant field
Qualifications in use of alternative therapies (i.e.: acupuncture)
Experience working in professional football
Emergency aid qualification (in-date)
FA Safeguarding Certification
Evidence of CPD portfolio

Closing date: Friday 28thApril.
First stageinterviews to be held during w/c 1stMay.
Only those applications who fulfil the essential requirements will be considered.

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