Aston Villa FC

Sports Therapist / Physiotherapist

Aston Villa FC



Role Type

Closing Date

Est. Start Date


Aug 7, 2021

Role description

Aston Villa Football Club are seeking a self-motivated, forward-thinking and proactive individual to join our Regional Talent Club (RTC) Sport Science and Medical Department in the position of Sports Therapist / Physiotherapist.

In this role, you will contribute towards the RTC Sport Science and Medical Department’s vision of optimising player availability and performance through an elite evidence-based sports medicine provision, specifically working with Foundation (FP) and Youth Development Phase (YDP) players.

Working at our Bodymoor Heath Training Ground, you will implement effective assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injured FP and YDP players. In addition, a proactive approach to injury prevention is required, delivering individualised and group injury prevention / athletic development sessions to FP and YDP players.

For further information about the Role, please see the Role Profile.

The successful candidate will hold a BSc (Hons) or MSc in Physiotherapy and should be a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and have an in-date FA Level 3 Emergency Medical First Aid in Football (EMFAiF) qualification. It is desirable to have completed the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Clean Sport Advisor Course.

With previous experience of working with elite young athletes, you must be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of applied anatomy and have the ability to perform clear and structured injury assessments that accumulate in injury diagnosis and associated detailed rehabilitation plan. Experience of player profiling and the ability to develop and deliver strategies that manage injury risk and consider growth and maturation is required.

You must be a strong team player and have a growth mindset, with proven previous experience of working within interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

For further information and to apply please go to

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

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.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. 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. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding