Job Description

Post Title
Academy Sports Therapist / Rehabilitator

Huddersfield Town AFC Academy, the Canalside Training Complex

Reports to
Lead Academy Physiotherapist

Purpose of the Role
Working closely with the Academy players/teams and associated staff, the post holder will assist in the operational delivery of medical and physical performance support services within Academy training and match play, while minimising the impact of illness and injury across all Academy teams.

Functional Links
Internal: Academy Manager
Academy Secretary
Head of Medical Services
Club CEO and Directors
Staff and Managers throughout the Club and Foundation

External: Other Clubs’ Academy Managers
Other Clubs’ Medical staff
Premier League and English Football League

Key Performance Indicators

• Preventing unnecessary injury or illness to players while still allowing players to maximise their development; and,

• Rehabilitation following illness and/or injury is achieved in the most efficient way possible while allowing players to return to play in a better physical state than they were previously.

Role Specific Responsibilities

• To assist in the clinical management of the Academy playing squads for illness and injuries;

• To assist in the clinical preparation and management of all Academy playing squads on both training and match days (home and away);

• To assist the Academy Physiotherapist in the profiling for injury and illness predisposition and in the development and implementation of impactful risk management programmes;

• To assist the Lead Academy Physiotherapist and the Academy Physiotherapist in the rehabilitation of all injured Academy players;

• To maintain a comprehensive database of note-keeping in accordance with professional standards requirements;

• To assist in writing and continually updating the department’s standard operating procedures; and,

• To execute additional tasks as required in order to meet the changing priorities of the Academy and the Club.

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and the post holder is also required to undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Head of Medical, the Lead Academy Physiotherapist, the Huddersfield Town Chief Executive Officer or any other senior leader/Director within the Club, commensurate with the level of the post.