Regional Women's Physiotherapist (including Oval Invincible's Women's team)

The Kia Oval Surrey County Cricket Club
Cranford, UK
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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Salary and Benefits

Fixed Term Contract running until 31st January 2022

Salary: Up to £33k per annum; pro rata for the contract

Additional secondment renumeration package for the Hundred

23 days holiday

Non-Contributory Pension scheme

Healthcare scheme

Mobile Phone & Laptop

The Position

Women's and girls' cricket is set to be transformed as part of an exciting strategy to Inspire Generations by connecting communities and improving lives through cricket, ensuring cricket is a game for all.

The Regional Women's Physiotherapist will significantly impact on the development of the most able female cricketers within the London & South East region, within the new Women's Elite Domestic Cricket structure. The London & South East region comprises the counties of Kent and Surrey, with Surrey CCC acting as the Regional Host.

Reporting to the Regional Director of Women's Cricket, the successful candidate in the role of Regional Women's Physiotherapist will be a key member of the Science & Medicine team, leading the management and development of physiotherapist service provision, delivery and facilities for the South East Stars Senior and Academy programmes.

The successful candidate will demonstrate high-standard clinical skills and ideally have experience working in a team environment with elite athletes/high-performing teams and preferably with experience from the female sporting environment. Registration with the HCPC and Chartered Society of Physiotherapists is required.

The successful candidate will work within a wider Science & Medicine team including the Sports Doctor and Strength and Conditioning coach, to prepare the South East Stars Senior and Academy squads for domestic women's 50-over and T20 competitions. Equally, the successful candidate will be able to link in with the Science & Medicine team at Surrey CCC to assist with providing and receiving support to/from the SCCC team as well as personal CPD opportunities.

The role will be based at the Kent County Ground, Beckenham, which acts as the Performance centre for the region and the Kia Oval, Kennington and will also require travel throughout the region as well as requiring extended hours, inclusive of weekends and bank holidays. The role will also encompass the physiotherapist position for the Oval Invincible's, the Women's team that will be part of the ECB's Hundred competition, which will require full-attachment to that team during the period of the competition.

Job Overview

· Manage and develop the physiotherapy service provision, delivery and facilities for South East

Stars Senior and Academy programmes in accordance with the details outlined in the Science &

Medicine Review. This will include attendance and service provision at all training sessions, home

and away fixtures and overseas camps/tours

· Work in conjunction with the Strength and Conditioning Coach to prepare the South East Stars

Senior and Academy playing squads for domestic 50-over and T20 competitions

· Work in conjunction with the Oval Invincible's management team to provide physiotherapy

services to the Oval Invincible's squad during the Hundred competition

· In collaboration with the Sports Medicine Doctor, ensure effective governance and processes

underpin the department, including a clear wellbeing pathway, medical and cardiac screening and

profiling (for both Regional Senior and Academy squads and Hundred squad)

· Lead on preparation and delivery for the Regional Host's annual Science & Medicine Review to

quality assure processes, resources and effectiveness of the department. Communicate key

findings and actions of the Audit to the Regional Director of Women's Cricket

· Support ongoing player monitoring with Science and Medicine and coaching staff, including

workload management, and any other relevant physical and/or mental parameters

· Communicate non-confidential headline availability and fitness status information with the

Regional Head Coach

· Ensure medical record-keeping standards are maintained at a satisfactory level as per Health Care

Professional Council (HCPC) guidelines and are entered on to the ECB's Injury Management

Database ('Cricket Squad')

· Liaise with the ECB's Science and Medicine team regarding support and management for England

Women's Pathway players at the Regional Host and within the Hundred squad

· Ensure all physiotherapists employed/contracted to the team have a current pre-hospital

emergency care in sport certificate (to be updated to ECB's pre-hospital emergency care in cricket

programme where possible) - lead on ensuring physiotherapy cover is provided where required

· Within the rules of professional confidentiality liaise with athletes, parents, coaches and other

support staff as appropriate

· Undertake appropriate professional development to keep abreast of world's best practice and

current evidence-based research

Note: The Job Description summarises the major role and responsibilities of the job. It is not intended to exclude the job holder being asked to undertake any other activities as required from time to time by the Regional Director of Women's Cricket or the Regional Head Coach, nor future changes to the job holder's responsibilities. The precise duties and responsibilities of any job may be expected to change over time. Job holders will be consulted over any proposed changes to this job description before implementation.

Working Relationships:

· Regional Director of Women's Cricket

· Regional Women's Senior Team Head Coach

· Regional Senior Talent Manager

· Regional Women's Strength & Conditioning Coach

· Regional Women's Sports Doctor

· The Hundred - Medical Staff (all teams)

· Potentially The Hundred - Oval Invincible's Head Coach & support staff

· ECB Head of Sport Science and Medicine - Women's Cricket

· Surrey CCC's Science and Medicine team (physiotherapists, S&C)

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following experience / skills / qualities:


· Current member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and registered with the HCPC

· Minimum of three years' post-graduate experience in the provision of musculoskeletal

physiotherapy services

· A current pre-hospital emergency care in sport certificate (to be updated to ECB's pre-hospital

emergency care in cricket programme once in post)

· Demonstrable CPD / learning record that has influenced high quality practice working with female


· Clear knowledge on the physical demands of cricket and a comprehensive knowledge of injury

patterns and injury risk within cricket

· Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certification - A disclosure is an impartial and confidential

document that details an individual's criminal record and where appropriate gives details of those

who are barred from working with children

· Ability to motivate, support and influence individuals and organisations

· Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, both written and verbal

· A positive attitude with initiative, focus and drive

· Patience with an orderly approach to problem solving

· Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure

· Ability to work within a team and contribute to the overall success of the team

· Ability to interact effectively with all departments and personnel at the Regional Host

· Passionate to be part of the development of women's cricket

· Full UK Driving Licence and ability to travel independently to various venues across the region


· A postgraduate qualification in sports physiotherapy, sports medicine or equivalent

· Experience working with elite female athletes and/or elite female sporting environments

· Experience working in cricket

The post holder will be expected to work evenings and weekends as well as have flexibility to dovetail working arrangements in with fixture and training schedules that will change from year to year and across each season. The role within the Hundred competition will require extensive travel during that competition schedule.

To Apply

Please forward your cv with a covering letter (no more than one side of A4) outlining why you are suitable to: Closing date for applications is Monday 21st September 2020 at 9am. Interviews will be held during the week's commencing 28th September and/or 5th October 2020. Depending on working environments at that time, interviews may be conducted via video conferencing call.

Surrey CCC is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Surrey CCC is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.
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