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Physiotherapist Vacancy

14 October 2013

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a full-time physiotherapist/graduate sports therapist to lead the medical and sports science provision to Chesterfield Football Club's Academy.

With specific responsibility for the scholars aged 16-18 years, the successful applicant will be required to oversee all aspects of the medical care and injury prevention protocols of our young players.

The role will also require the successful applicant to oversee the medical provision for the academy players aged 9-16 years and ensure there is adequate support for part time medical staff in their roles. 

Reporting directly to the academy manager, the post holder will be working closely with the existing medical and sports science teams to provide an integrated medical and sports science support package.

We are seeking a committed, enthusiastic individual with the desire to develop their experience of working in a professional team sports environment. Previous experience working within football is desirable but not essential

The role will include:
  • Providing physiotherapy/sports therapy services within the Academy; ensuring appropriate assessment, diagnosis and treatment of injuries as well as implementing strategies to reduce the risk of injury
  • Involvement in provision of comprehensive medical screening
  • Provision of first aid cover for matches and training
  • Assisting the first team physiotherapist, as and when required
Personal Specification

Applicants must:
  • Possess a degree in physiotherapy or sports therapy
  • Be a current member of the CSP or Society of Sports Therapists 
  • Possess a valid first aid qualification
  • Have experience of, or a strong desire to, work with young footballers
  • Be willing to work unsociable hours including evenings and weekends
  • Possess the ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team, with the ability to utilise effective communication strategies appropriate for a professional football environment, including interactions with players, parents, coaches and other medical professionals
  • Be highly organised, reliable, self-motivated and proactive
  • Be capable of managing and organising part time therapists
  • Have the ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge of up to date evidence based practice
  • Be willing to actively participate in department in-service training
  • Possess basic IT skills
  • Have awareness of legislation related to Safeguarding Children, undergo a CRB and attend an FA Child Protection course
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and have own transport
  • Demonstrate the ability to supervise undergraduate students 

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