Head Physiotherapist - Fleetwood Town Football Club

Fleetwood Town Football Club
11 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Exciting New Opportunity

Established in 1997, Fleetwood Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Fleetwood, Lancashire. The team compete in League One, the third tier of English football.

The home ground is Highbury Stadium in Fleetwood and its training ground is Poolfoot Farm, in Thornton-Cleveleys.

Fleetwood Town are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from a diverse range of suitably qualified applicants to work towards ensuring our workforce reflects our community.

Fleetwood Town is committed to providing all employees with the opportunity for career and personal development on the basis of ability, qualifications and suitability for the work as well as their potential to be developed into the role.

Head Physiotherapist - Fleetwood Town Football Club

An opportunity has arisen at Fleetwood Town for a Head Physiotherapist.

Salary: Dependant on Experience

Reporting to the Technical Director the purpose of the role is to:

  • Provide a quality, evidence based and accessible Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation service to the Playing staff.

  • Cover all first team matches, training sessions and coordinate a 7 day a week treatment and rehabilitation service.

  • Organise and perform full musculoskeletal screening process for all first team players and provide objective rehabilitation programs on a season basis.

  • Organise and perform a comprehensive pre-signing medical screening in conjunction with the club doctor for all new signings.

  • Alongside the Head Sport Scientist design and implement an evidence based First Team squad fitness testing protocol to measure and evaluate specific key areas of football fitness.

  • Organise the necessary investigations (MRI, X-ray), appointments and coordinate any other forms of specialist treatments (chiropody, podiatry, acupuncture).

  • Provide accurate and reliable injury reports to the management staff.

  • Coordinate and manage other medical employees, including Physiotherapy Students across the entire club.

  • Develop and coordinate a CPD programme for all medical staff, including oneself.

  • Be available for work 7 days a week, to ensure playing staff receive the most efficient and comprehensive medical care possible.

  • Comprehensive and regular updating of the Professional Management Application (PMA) providing for a daily update to the key stakeholders within the club.

  • Responsible for overseeing a departmental budget and ensuring equipment and consumables are ordered and maintained to high standard.

  • Support the recruitment and retention of medical staff across the entire club

Essential Requirements:

  • Chartered Physiotherapist - HPC registered
  • FA Intermediate First Aid for Sport (IFAS) or Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMif) or equivalent to be approved by the FA.

  • Full clean driving licence

Desirable Requirements:

  • The holder of a Post Graduate Qualification (Sports Physiotherapy related) from a recognised University
  • FA Advanced Resuscitation and Emergency Aid (AREA) or FA Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) or equivalent.
  • Experience of working with elite athletes and managing programmes to facilitate their long term athletic development.
  • IT skills to include a high level of competence using Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of the Professional Management Application (PMA)

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. The remuneration package includes a competitive salary dependant on experience.

The closing date for this position is Monday 19th February 2018.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter providing full details of why you feel you would be suited to this role.

"This information is available in different formats if required. Please contact the above email address".

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