Blackburn Rovers FC

Blackburn Rovers FC

Under-21s Physiotherapist


Role Type



Posting Date

Oct 17, 2022

Role description

Job title: U21 Physiotherapist
Department: Academy Medical Department
Based at: Blackburn Rovers Academy, Brockhall Village, Old Langho, BB6 8BA. However,
flexibility regarding location is required.
Reports to: Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine
Responsible for: Work placements and students as and when required
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week plus any additional hours necessary for the performance of
duties. This will include regular evening and weekend work.
Contractual status: Permanent
1. Job purpose: To provide medical diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation to all U21 players on a
daily basis and assist with other elite academy players’ treatment and
rehabilitation as and when required.
2. Duties and
 To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all elite players,
promoting their well-being needs whilst maintaining professional boundaries;
 To lead and provide medical diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation to all U21
 To assist in the medical diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of all academy
players as required;
 To provide match day cover as required;
 To maintain up to date medical records in line with MCSP;
 To organise scans and external treatment as required;
 To liaise with parents and coaches on a regular basis;
 To ensure all written evidence is up to date in line with EPPP requirements;
 To create external links as required;
 To maintain and up to date CPD portfolio;
 Ensure best practice is followed at all times and players are receiving optimal
 To assist and lead departmental in-service training as and when required;
 To assist in the education of players in relation to terms of injury prevention,
injury care, post-match recovery and drug awareness;
 To assist in the collection and evaluation of ‘Psychometric Measures
Questionnaire’ and daily physio screens;
 To assist with the cool down, strength, movement re-training and stretching
sessions with squads or groups of players as required by the department; and
 Any other duties as reasonably assigned by the Head of Academy Sports
Science and Medicine.
3. Skills required:  Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
 Ability to work independently;
 Good communication with key internal and external stakeholders;
 Ability to meet deadlines;
 Good listening skills (particularly pastorally for players);
 Good level of analytical skills;
Blackburn Rovers Football & Athletic Ltd
Job Description
 Competent use of key IT programmes including Microsoft Word, Excel,
PowerPoint as well as key online systems;
 Ability to solve problems;
 Be innovative with the progression of the department;
 To maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times;
 Ability to perform group and individual presentations; and
 The ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information in a professional
4. Knowledge
 Knowledge of current sport science and medicine practice with particular
specialism in sports medicine;
 Knowledge and experience of elite sporting environment;
 Awareness and knowledge of safeguarding practices and procedures; and
 Awareness of Paediatric Physiological Development.
5. Qualifications
 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (essential);
 ATMMiF qualification (essential); and
 Master Degree in Sports Physiotherapy or related discipline (desirable).
DBS check required: Yes (Enhanced)
The document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an
outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the
How to apply
Due to high-levels of interest, this post may close early so early application is advised, otherwise the closing
date for this role is 9:00am on Wednesday 19th October 2022. To apply, please email your application form
and covering letter to . CV’s will not be accepted.
Equality and Diversity
Blackburn Rovers FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment
policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job
applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality,
religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender
Safer Recruitment
Blackburn Rovers FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people
and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding
checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

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