Vacancy: First Team Physiotherapist - Full Time

We have a vacancy for a Head Physiotherapist. The role will involve providing evidence-based physiotherapy for all professional and registered academy footballers within the club. The role requires travel with professional squads for training and competition.


This is a full-time role with working hours as dictated by the football calendar.


Applicants must be a qualified physiotherapist and registered with the HCPC.


Previous experience working in professional sport is desirable.


The salary for this role is dependent on qualifications and/or experience.


Permanent or fixed-term contract is negotiable.


If you wish to be considered for this position, please submit your CV and Covering Letter to [email protected] by Friday 20 May 2022.


Your covering letter should include your earliest available date for starting, if successful, and your salary expectations for the role.


Please note that due to the number of applications expected into the Club, we will only respond if you are successful in securing an interview.


Interviews for this role are expected to start week commencing Monday 23 May 2022. Successful applicants will require to be PVG checked. 


Job Title:                            Head Physiotherapist


Line Manager:                  Club Doctor



Overall Purpose of Job:

To provide the highest standard of care to all registered players and contribute to the overall success of the Medical department.

Main Responsibilities/Description of Duties:

• To provide evidence-based care to full-time athletes throughout all stages of the injury process.

• Lead injury prevention strategies and pro-actively seek out new ideas.

• Maintain comprehensive medical records.

• Devise treatment plans for injured players with an emphasis on decreasing injury recurrence.

• To assist in profiling physical aspects of professional players.

• Travel with squads when required for both training and competitive fixtures.

• Maintain excellent communication between department and football management.

• Applicant must be highly motivated, displaying a strong team ethic, as well as a proven ability to work alone.


Person Specification: Experience / Qualifications /Training / Personal Qualities:




• BSc or MSc (Pre-registration) Physiotherapy.

• HCPC registered.



• Experience of working in an elite Football environment.

• Proven track record of returning athletes safely to competition.

• Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment, incorporating all aspects of football medicine and science.  

• Evidence of advanced clinical reasoning skills.




• Working towards or have MSc in a Sports Physiotherapy or related degree.



• Worked with elite athletes from a range of sports.  

• Knowledge and understanding of UK Anti-Doping regulations.

• Experience of travelling with professional squads.




  • Excellent IT and presentation skills
  • Current advanced pitch side  trauma certificate (Sport PROMOTE or equivalent).


• Excellent communication skills with the ability to motivate athletes.

• Team focused and able to act for the good  of the team and the department.

• Professional and diligent with their work.

• Self-driven and able to work effectively under pressure.