LCFC Women are looking to recruit a Sports Therapist for the Club's first team players.
About the role
The key duties of the role will be to fulfil the role of a chartered Sport Therapist in the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of all injuries and to drive the development of evidence-based protocols for all areas of sports therapy within LCFC Women.
Who we’re looking for
The ideal candidate will have significant experience of:
Working in an elite high-performance setting and working in an interdisciplinary sports science and medicine team.
The delivery of injury diagnosis, treatment and prevention strategies within a sporting environment.
Maintaining detailed records for all activities in the department in accordance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
Leading the implementation of the departmental injury prevention protocols through assessment, analysis, delivery and auditing of collected data.
The ideal candidate will also have the following skills and knowledge:
Excellent clinical reasoning and treatment skills.
Excellent understanding of the principles and delivery of injury prevention programmes and protocols.
Understanding and delivery of rehabilitative medicine.
Ability to provide sports massage therapy to the first team squad.
Ability to lead group sessions and deliver gym and pitch-based programmes to groups and individuals.
Excellent understanding of the principles of human performance and how they relate to clinical sports medicine.
Ability to develop productive relationships within the department, Football Club and with relevant individuals within the wider sports medicine community.
Ability to work to establish the role in a new team within the Club.
Ability to work in a fast moving environment, managing change and embedding new ways of working.
An adaptable, practical, flexible and innovative approach to work will be important.
Willing to support and promote the Club and Football Philosophy.
Do you have these requirements?
Full membership of The Society of Sports Therapy.
Appropriate medical indemnity to treat/advise FA WSL and FA WC players.
Up to date full Advanced Emergency Aid qualification; this should be the Level 4 ITMMiF.
Extensive injury screening, diagnostic, manual therapy and sports rehabilitation understanding.
Extensive knowledge in injury prevention methods and recovery strategies
Hold an in date FA Safeguarding Children Certificate or is willing to complete the FA Safeguarding Children Workshop within three months.
It would be desirable for you to have:
Experience of working in professional women’s football.
Sports Massage Qualification
About the Club
Knowing some of the history of LCFC Women helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Club are renowned for.
In May 2021, LCFC Women won promotion to the FA Women’s Super League. From its formation in 2004, the Club was run on an amateur and semi-professional basis with support from Leicester City Football Club. In August 2020, the Club turned professional after being acquired by King Power International – Leicester City’s parent company – and realigned as a core team in Leicester City’s football operation.
We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch. Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.
LCFC Women offers a competitive salary and pension scheme. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.
Contract Type – Fixed term
Hours Per Week – 37.5
LCFC Women is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
LCFC Women is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service prior to taking up this role.
A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled shortly after the closing date and successful candidates will be contacted about the interview process.
Closing date - 1 July, 2021