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Crystal Palace Football Club

Crystal Palace Football Club

Sports Therapist - PGA Academy and Girls Pathway


posting Date

role Type



Jul 4, 2024


About the job
Job Location Selhurst Park Stadium (SE25 6PU) & Academy Training Ground (BR3 1NZ)

Contract Type Part-time/Fixed-term

Salary/ ROP Competitive

Who we are:

We are Crystal Palace Football Club, a Premier League Football Club with more than 160 years of proud history. Spread across three different sites – our London office, Selhurst Park stadium and our Training Ground/Academy, we offer the best atmosphere and culture for our fans and our employees.

We strive for excellence in the workplace with a philosophy of high standards, professionalism, and a strong work ethic from our employees. We are constantly trying to grow, diversify and build with not only our team on the pitch, but also our team in the offices and on the ground.

About this role:

Appropriate first response and ongoing care to is delivered to players across the womens academy.
Players experience a safe, secure, and supportive environment.
Prepare and support players in transition across age groups and different environments.


Liaise with Lead Physiotherapist and coaching staff regarding players’ injury status and availability
Be in attendance for training sessions (and any matches) throughout the season
Assess and manage injuries and illnesses to PGA and club pathway players
Provide treatment and rehabilitation to players
Design and deliver individual injury prevention programmes
Deliver or oversee treatment for players needing ongoing rehabilitation through the off season
Keep records which meet the standard required by The FA and the appropriate professional bodies
Conduct medical screening of trialists
Liaise with medical lead on all referrals
Ensure the PGA Academy Manager is aware of rules and best practice for adequate physiotherapy / sports therapy provision (e.g., access, equipment, insurance) and PGA processes allow adherence to these guidelines
Ensure treatment areas are kept clean and tidy, identify any health and safety risks and pass these on to appropriate members of the team
Advise and direct other staff on the needs of players. Attend case management meetings and provide professional opinion / input / provide input where necessary to the IDP process
Educate coaches on the physiotherapy / sports therapy provision, and how to help players get the best from it
Perform weekly medical equipment checks and advise on actions required accordingly.
Provide support based on each individual player’s needs; treat the person as well as the injury.
Operate within professional boundaries, and follow agreed processes relating to referrals to other colleagues / agencies.
Work with the PGA’s Safeguarding Manager to ensure that the wellbeing and welfare of all players and staff is always an operational priority
Assist the PGA team with administrative activities such as injury audits
Other duties and responsibilities as required by line manager.
Upholding and promoting the Club’s policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies and procedures.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:


Sports Therapists
Full membership of the Society of Sports Therapy
Have appropriate medical indemnity to treat/advise players
An up-to-date full Advanced Emergency Aid qualification; this should be at least the Level 4 ITMMIF
FA Safeguarding Children


Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
UKAD Clean Sport Advisor
Engages in professional development, for example:
Physical Development of Youth Female Players (growth and maturation, female athlete physiology & menstrual cycle)
Player support (e.g. - Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support)
Working Dates & Times

Monday 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Tuesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Thursday 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm (potentially flexibility in weekly hours dependent on schedule)

Our commitment to Equality

At Crystal Palace Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is spirited and continues to grow due to the working environment, which makes all staff feel appreciated and welcomed. Crystal Palace Football Club do this by encouraging good relations and practices towards different groups and are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, board members, participants in Foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the club's activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Reasonable Adjustment

If you require disability-related adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact (DLO inbox is for disability-related queries only, if you wish to gain further information regarding this vacancy, please contact ). We are here to help you through the whole recruitment process including trying to apply for a vacancy, getting in touch with us through the process, and/or helping with access in case you are required to come in for an interview.


Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder will be required to undergo any relevant security checks, including a comprehensive background check, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure the safety and protection of children and vulnerable individuals.

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