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Crystal Palace Football Club

Crystal Palace Football Club

U21 Physiotherapist - PGA Womens Academy


posting Date

role Type



Apr 9, 2024


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

Contract Type Full-time (Permanent)

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:

Ensure appropriate first response and ongoing care to is delivered to players in the PGA and academy age groups
Plan and deliver a high level of injury assessment, prevention and rehabilitation.
Provide excellent feedback to the MDT on medical outlooks on players and individuals
Ensure players experience a safe, secure, and supportive environment.


Liaise with coaching staff regarding players’ injury status and availability
Be in attendance for all training sessions and matches throughout the season
Arrange, lead and perform annual player medical screening
Assess and manage injuries and illnesses to ALL players across the pathway
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
Manage referrals for PGA players to relevant persons
Communicate with parents/carers in the event of physiotherapy / sports therapy queries, generally, and specifically to their children.
Ensure the PGA 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
Advise and direct other staff on the needs of players. Attend case management meetings and provide professional opinion /input
Educate coaches on the physiotherapy / sports therapy provision, and how to help players get the best from it
In conjunction with colleagues, design an PGA site emergency action plan
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 DSO and Player Care Lead 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
Must ensure adequate cover for players needing ongoing rehabilitation through the off season and lead on injury prevention strategy
Manage bank/casual physios and their hours
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:


Chartered physiotherapist and registered member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Have an up-to-date full Advanced Emergency Aid qualification; this should be at least the Level 4 ITMMIF
FA Safeguarding Children
Experience of working in sports medicine
Experience in leading a department
Experience of working in a sporting environment
Knowledge of anti-doping regulations


UKAD Clean Sport Advisor
ATMIFF Qualification
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)
Coaching & mentoring qualification (e.g., EMCC)

Complimentary match day ticket
Reward and Discount Scheme through our Tech Scheme and Simple Health app
Health and Wellbeing benefit scheme
20% Discount in our Retail Stores
Volunteering Day - 1 Workday off to support a charity of your choice.
Travel Season Ticket loan
Holiday allowance that increases every year of service

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 Adjustments

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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