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Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC

Women’s Team Physiotherapist


Role Type



Posting Date

Dec 9, 2022

Role description

Job Title – Women’s Team Physiotherapist

Location – Cobham Training Ground, Kingsmeadow and various locations

Permanent role

Hours – 40 hours per week (6 of 7 days)

About Us:

As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.

Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.

If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!

What We’re Looking For:

Chelsea FC are on the lookout for a Qualified Physiotherapist to lead on the medical management of players in the Women’s First Team Squad, providing world class support and guidance to all athletes within the women’s team. Duties include:

- To fulfil the role of a Chartered Physiotherapist in the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of all Women’s Team injuries including diagnosis, injury rehabilitation and return to play.

- To lead on recovery and physical maintenance of all players within the Women’s First Team.

- To assist in the on-field medical management of players alongside a team of physiotherapists and Team doctor.

- To assist in the organisation, communication, and management of injured and Fit players within the Women’s Team MDT including integration and communication with the manager, technical staff, Movement Staff & other performance support staff.

- Undertake a progressive and ongoing professional development process and ensure up to date evidence-based practice specifically for female athletes.

- Complete all appropriate administrative tasks in line with this role and maintain detailed medical records on the club’s medical record system.

- To attend all matchday’s for the Women’s Team (Including evening and Sunday Fixtures)

- To be available to travel to games (Home and Away) Tours and oversees travel as required. To Attend Player medical appointments at various locations, sometimes at short notice.

- To provide assistance to the Academy Women’s Team as and when required.

Must Haves/qualified by demonstrable experience to the level required:

- Strong and proven post-qualification experience in elite sport.

- Member of the health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)

- FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF)

Nice to haves:

- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team with a sports medicine environment preferably.

- Experience of working with female athletes (Desirable not essential)

- BSc Physiotherapy & MSc in advanced physiotherapy or other performance related

- Excellent clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills

- Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills

- Excellent range of clinical skills with an emphasis on assessment & rehabilitation

- Excellent in the understanding and delivery of rehabilitation medicine from the plinth to the pitch and the safe transition into training

- Knowledge of return to play guidelines, physical conditioning and periodisation.

- Knowledge of use of GPS / Objective return to play markers to establish a robust return to play plan.

- Excellent management skills to support other junior medical staff / Support Staff.

- Show a progressive professional development learning pathway evolving a strong clinical paradigm in physiotherapy (in line with CSP registration)

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

- Ability to establish relationships and influence key stakeholders groups

- To facilitate and encourage high quality working practices and relationships between relevant departments in Women’s Team Department.

- Hold a current up to date driving licence

- Be flexible, reliable dedicated in your approach to work.

What We Offer:

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.

Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

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