Academy Physiotherapist (Part-time)

Term:                                         Self Employed

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.
  • Have consistently high standards.
  • Communicate and engage with staff/players/parents/guardians where appropriate.
  • Attend all club and departmental professional development events.
  • Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
  • Monitor the wellbeing 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.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To ensure that medical notes are confidential as well as completed and uploaded to the PMA system within 24 hours.
  • To provide pitch side cover as an ATMMIF/ITMMiF qualified member of staff.
  • Assessment and management of injuries to players from the U9 to U16 squad.
  • Accurate recording of all injuries on the PMA system.
  • Collate, analyse and feedback relevant medical information to the appropriate Club staff for all U9 to U16 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).
  • The delivery of warm up and cool down elements within the match day and coaching programme, as required, in relation to the syllabus identified in the Sport Science and Medicine strategy.
  • Assist with the delivery of individual and group athletic development services to our U9 to U16 players, as necessary.
  • Delivery of individual injury minimisation programmes.
  • Provision of medical cover for training and match day fixtures for our U9 to U16 squad, as necessary.
  • Work effectively with other support staff and services, including doctors/sport science services, to provide an integrated approach to performance enhancement.
  • To have an excellent understanding of the Emergency Action Plan for each site that training/matches occur (where we are the “home” team).

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist on the management of injuries for U9 to U16 players, in liaison with the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine team. Contribute to and monitor the management of the injuries to the U9-U16s players, where necessary.
  • Provide pitch side cover in your capacity as an ITMMiF qualified member of staff. 

    STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • Observation part time Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Interns, to provide guidance.
  • Assist the Senior Academy Physiotherapist in the appraisal of the part time physiotherapists.
  • Delivery of at least one internal professional development event for the medical department, one for the part time medical staff and one for the multidisciplinary team.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications

Essential Requirements

  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist
  • FA Intermediate Trauma and Medical Management in Football.
  • FA Child Welfare qualification
  • Current DBS clearance

    Desirable Requirements

  • FA ATMMiF qualification
  • Full UK driving license

    Experience

    Essential Requirements

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

    Desirable Requirements

  • Understanding of the Elite Player Performance Plan and the PMA application.
  • Experience working within an elite football academy environment.

    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
  • Emotional control

Special Conditions          

  • Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role.
  • Under the Disclosure and Barring Service and in accordance with the Club’s own rules regarding Safeguarding the post-holder will be required to meet minimum criteria regarding Safeguarding and a Disclosure and Barring Check will be required in this post.  Exceptions Order to Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 applies.

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: https://forms.office.com/r/ymR2zBpuNf. 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.