Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Vacancy | Academy Physiotherapist

4 June 2019

We have an exciting opportunity to work within our medical department here at Oakwell...

Job title: Academy Physiotherapist

Employer: Barnsley Football Club

Salary: £22,000

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Closing date: 16/06/2019

Contract type: Permanent (Full time)

 

Description


Reporting to:

• Academy Manager
• Head of Physiotherapist/ Club Doctor
• Senior Academy Physiotherapist

Essential Qualifications/ Pre-requisites:

• BSc (hons) degree in Physiotherapy
• Full and in date membership/ registration: Chartered Physiotherapist (CSP) and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
• Current ATMMiF or equivalent qualification i.e. level 5
• Experience of working as a Physiotherapist within an elite sporting environment
• Clear, enhanced DBS check
• Full valid driver’s license

Desirable:

• MSc or studying towards
• Competent in the use of IT software such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint/ Keynote
• Experience of working within a leadership/managerial role.
• Experience of working within a professional football club and/or academy physiotherapist
• Working knowledge of EPPP

Main Tasks:

• To work alongside the Senior Academy Physiotherapist to aid the delivery on sports medicine within the academy.
• To help develop the Academy Physiotherapy Department in line with the Club’s strategic objectives and the EPPP
• To help manage and oversee the part-time Academy Physiotherapists
• Manage and oversee the treatment and rehabilitation of injured academy players (U9 – U18)
• To take part in in-service training for part-time physiotherapists
• Maintain medical notes in conjunction with CSP/ HCPC standards
• Regulation and management of the PMA for individual injuries and performance clock during rehabilitation.
• Contribute to ongoing staff and player education
• To undertake regular CPD

Specific tasks:

• Provide a physiotherapy service for the U9 – U18 age group
- Pitch-side emergency first aid for games/training
- Daily management of injured players
- Provide evidence-based assessment/exercise prescription/manual therapy/ electrotherapy for all injured players using a range of equipment and facilities.
- Provide treatments as and when required for all players
- Monitor and manage injured players training loads working alongside sports science staff.
- Ensure ‘all return to play’ objective measures are met before passing player fit to train/referring to sport science staff
- Liaise with the appropriate coaches and sports science staff with regards to the U18 squad, on a daily basis.
- Liaise with the Club Doctor regarding ill/injured players/medicals for new signings and ensure approval is gained prior to arranging further investigations.
- Liaise with the medical services at national level regarding ongoing assessment, treatment and medical status of players.
- Maintain medical notes in conjunction with CSP/HCPC standards
- Maintain an injury audit and present monthly findings to academy manager
- Provide an annual medical screen to all players
- Provide appropriate injury prevention exercises to those with previous injuries or medical screening issues.
- Ensure all medical equipment is in working order/in date
- Provide a holistic approach to the management of injures, referring to sport psychology/ variety of MDT when appropriate.
- To arrange annual cardiac screening for the first-year scholars
- Ensure all players have completed a medical questionnaire and have given consent/ parental consent to physiotherapy input.
- Ensure the appropriate cover is provided for the U9 – U16 training, physiotherapy clinics and games and liaise with appropriate staff.
- Take part in covering evening and weekend/training clinic/ games programme

• To assist the Senior Academy Physiotherapist and First Team Physiotherapist with the U23 and the First Team Squads on a daily basis, as and when required.
• To provide support for the First Team Physiotherapist when required for training/ match days.

Person Specification

• Demonstrates enthusiasm and is committed to achieving agreed objectives.
• Effective at preparing, planning and implementing workloads and schedules.
• A dynamic, hardworking and enthusiastic individual.
• Proactive decision maker with excellent communication skills.
• Takes responsibility for ensuring a high quality of work and maintaining standard.
• Is receptive to feedback about own behavior, strengths and areas for improvement.
• Displays high levels of confidentiality.
• Meticulous attention to detail.
• Flexibility and willingness to learn.
• Strong character
• Understands Health and Safety principles and practices and adheres to the Club’s Safeguarding policy and practices.
• Supports equality and values diversity and recognizes people’s rights in accordance with legislation, policies and procedures ensuring all legal obligations are met.

How to apply:

Process:

i) All online via email by responding and sending to named contact (see below)
Requirements:
ii) Email the named contact, then complete the Cover Sheet form (click here), which should then be attached to 1 x A4-size one-page cover letter & 1 x A4-size one-page CV (please provide all completed documents in one Pdf document and email to named contact – see below)
iii) Please include Reference: AP002 within your cover letter and email correspondence
iv) Please ensure that two named referees are within your application (one being your current/most recent employer)

Named Contact to send application:
Dawn Ranshaw, Academy Secretary
Email Address: academy@barnsleyfc.co.uk
Contact Number: 01226 215 123

 


Advertisement block