Lead Physiotherapist (Boys Academy)

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Medical & Performance
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Attractive Remuneration Package depending on experience
Contact email: careers@avfc.co.uk
Job ref: 008323
Published: 27 days ago
Expiry date: 14 Jul 2024 23:59

Department: Football Division – Boys Academy Medical and Sport Science Department

Hours of Work: Full-time (with flexibility to work during evenings and weekends, including matchdays)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Attractive Remuneration Package depending on experience

Location: Bodymoor Heath Training Ground

Closing Date: Sunday 14 July 2024

1. The Department

Our Boys Academy Department has been awarded the prestigious category one status accolade demonstrating that we provide the highest level of quality coaching, education, training and facilities for our youth football provisions.

In order to deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent at this level we have an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist to join the Academy Sport Science and Medical Department.

2. The Role

We are seeking a self-motivated, forward-thinking and proactive individual to join the team.

In this role, you will co-ordinate the physiotherapy provision within the Academy and be responsible for the development and delivery of all aspects of physiotherapy services to the U21 squad. You will play a pivotal role in contributing towards the Academy Medical and Sport Science Department’s vision of optimising player health, availability and performance utilising an multidisciplinary evidence-based physiotherapy provision.

Working at our Bodymoor Heath Training Ground, you will implement effective assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injured players and adopt a proactive approach to injury prevention, delivering individualised and group athletic development sessions.

For further information about the Role, please see the Role Profile.

3. The Person

To be considered for this role, you will need to hold the following qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (minimum 2:1)

  • MSc in Physiotherapy (or equivalent

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

  • FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) qualification

You must have significant demonstratable experience of working with elite youth athletes in a full-time capacity within a football academy (professional development phase), providing high-quality physiotherapy services.

You will have a thorough understanding of applied anatomy and be proficient in assessing and rehabilitating complex sports injuries, including knowledge of growth and maturation, injury prevention, athletic development whilst utilising excellent clinical reasoning and reflective skills.

You must be able to work in a pressurised team environment with previous demonstratable experience of working within Interdisciplinary and Multi-Disciplinary Teams.

Knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan (Category 1 Academy), demonstratable experience of mentoring junior practitioners, in addition to awareness of the requirements of a Professional Development Phase environment would be desirable.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.


Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code. 

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding