Stoke City Football Club of the English Football League is looking for an Academy Physiotherapist to support its Academy Medical operations primarily based at Clayton Wood Training Ground. 

The successful applicant will report to the Academy Director and the Academy Medical Lead and will be responsible for providing physiotherapy services to all players in the Academy, primarily focusing on U18s and U23s Teams as well as promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of the Academy players.

Main Responsibilities

  • Liaising with the Academy Director and Academy Medical Lead with information on injured players.
  • Providing cover for all u18–u23 games and assisting with u9–u16 as required.
  • Assisting with implementing and coordinating screening and prehabilitation programmes for all players.
  • Liaising with the First Team Head Physiotherapist and Head of Medical, assisting where required.
  • Creating a structured rehabilitation program for injured players.
  • Producing progress reports for each player within the Academy to ensure appropriate medical information is added to each player’s performance clock, including the medical departments monthly injury audit.
  • Ensuring all Cardiac Screening takes place in line with EPPP guidelines.
  • Ensuring the relevant medical equipment is monitored and ordered, within the required budget.
  • Liaising with injured players’ parents/guardians on injury status if required.
  • Working with the part time Academy Physiotherapists to ensure appropriate injury prevention strategies are adopted.
  • Working with the Sports Science department to implement effective testing in age appropriate medical and physical screening, anthropometric assessments, physiological and fitness testing, movement and posture/functioning screening, and predictive maturation measurement.

Key Skills, Experiences and Qualifications

  • Chartered Physiotherapist.
  • HCPC Registered.
  • ATMMiF qualification.
  • Experience in working with young elite athletes, creating and managing programmes to facilitate their long term athletic development.
  • IT skills to include a high level of competence using Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Full, clean driving licence is desirable.

The position will be offered on a full time bases, with the successful applicant available to work evenings and weekends if required. 

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Background checks and DBS checks at the appropriate level will be obtained prior to employment commencing.

To apply, please complete and return the application form which can be obtained via our website https://www.stokecityfc.com/category/job-vacancies along with  your CV and covering letter, to Human Resources, SCFC Jobs, PO Box 3573, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 9LL or email to [email protected] quoting ‘ACMEDLE2012EFL’ in the subject line. Alternatively, telephone the Human Resources Department on 01782 684937 for an application form.

Closing date for applications is 15th December 2020