Academy Doctor (part-time)

Term: Self Employed/Part-time
Salary: Seasonal Rates
Department: Academy
Location: Wast Hills Training Ground, Redhill Road, Birmingham, B38 9EL
Application closing date:   Due to the urgency of filling this vacancy, suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply and the role will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.



• Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.
• Have consistently high standards.
• Communicate and engage with parents/guardians where appropriate.
• Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
• Monitor the well-being of Academy players at all times liaising with the Safeguarding Services Manager.
• Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.


• Implementation of the Medicine strategy across all the development phases.
• Assessment and management of injuries and illnesses to any Academy player, including relevant referral to internal and external health professionals. This includes the management of players found to have significant risk factors on their medical screening.
• Provision of medical cover for match day for Academy fixtures.
• Contribution to the player performance reviews within the PMA.
• Maintain a comprehensive documentation of work conducted with athletes on the PMA. To include current medical status, medical notes, medical screen results and individual physical targets.
• Collate, analyse and feedback relevant medical information to the appropriate Club staff for all Academy players. This is to include updates on injured players, rehabilitation programmes, return to train/play dates and injury audits (but must respect and abide by medical confidentiality laws).
• Work effectively with other support staff and services, including physiotherapists/sport science staff, to provide an integrated approach to performance enhancement.
• Attendance relevant team meetings and active inclusion in all discussions.


• Work within the team of part time doctors, to lead on the management of medical issues to academy players. Contribute to the management of the significant injuries to the academy players.
• To collect, analyse and interpret relevant medical data and present this back to the medical department, helping to improve the service and contribute to staff professional development.


Essential Requirements
• GMC Registered
• FA Advanced Trauma and Medical Management in Football (previously AREA)
• FA Child Welfare qualification. Current DBS clearance

Desirable Requirements
• MSc in Sports Medicine or working towards.

Essential Requirements
• Forward thinking mindset to developing the department and programme.
• Experience managing pediatric MSK injuries.

Desirable Requirements
• Previous experience working within professional football.
• Understanding of the Elite Player Performance Plan and the PMA application.

Knowledge and Skills

Essential Requirements
• Excellent verbal and written communication.
• Knowledge of musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation of elite level athletes (pediatrics).
• Excellent computer literacy, specifically in the use of Microsoft Office.
• Understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.

Personal Requirements
• Collaborative
• Knowledgeable
• Inspirational
• Exciting
• Influential
• Innovative
• Uses initiative
• Good communicator

Special Conditions
• Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role.

Only applicants that meet the above criteria will be considered for the role. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Birmingham City Football Club promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment, and we welcome applications from all individuals in society. If you have any particular requirements or need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment or interview process, please mention this in your application.

We would also be grateful if you could take the time to complete our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Survey using the following link: The survey will take approximately 1 minute to complete, is completely voluntary and you can respond with “prefer not to say” to any questions that you do not feel comfortable in answering. All responses will remain anonymous and we will use the information collected to review our recruitment processes and ensure we continue to encourage a diverse and inclusive working environment.