Department: Sports Medicine and Science
Accountable to: Senior Physiotherapist
Criminal Record Check: DBS Enhanced with Childs Barred List
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
What is the role?
We have an exciting new opportunity for someone to join our Sports Medicine and Science department in the role of a Sports Therapist. The purpose of the role is to work within a progressive sports medicine interdisciplinary team, promoting high standards of health, well-being and medical care.
To provide all professional First Team players with the best methods of sports therapy integrating a holistic approach to enhance conditioning, injury prevention, rehabilitation and advice, thus enabling them to optimise their performance.
What are we looking for?
To thrive in this position, you will need previous experience working in a sporting environment with elite level youth players and qualified to the essential certifications required. You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication, reflection and organisation skills, and have the ability to support and motivate others.
The competencies which are required include:
Essential Experience and Skills:
Sound scientific and practical knowledge of trigger point therapy, myofascial release/anatomy trains and/or other hands-on treatments.
Experience in co-ordinating injured players.
Good knowledge of various bodywork methods and willingness to learn and teach in a holistic approach.
Effective social skills in listening (with the players) to gain trust and also to communicate with players and staff.
Excellent organisation and communication skills.
An innovative and forward-thinking person who is happy to learn new ideas to improve themselves and the department.
Believe in their work and skills and be happy to work within an interdisciplinary sports medicine and science team.
Essential Qualifications (including certifications):
Membership registration to relevant professional body such as BASRat, Society of Sports Therapists, Sports Massage Association.
Up to date first aid training.
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 (Pro rota)
Life Assurance Cover of 2x salary.
Contributory Pension Scheme.
Incentivised Private Medical Insurance Scheme.
Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.
The closing date for applications is 30 June 2022.
*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received. *