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U18 Academy Physiotherapist

U18 Academy Physiotherapist

Salary: £26,000 – £28,000

Term: Permanent

Department: Academy

Location: Trillion Trophy Training Centre, Redhill Road, Birmingham, B38 9EL

Hours of Work: Hours are set to meet the needs of the business but are a min of 37.5 hours per week

Application closing date: 31/08/2020

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at our Club for an Academy Physiotherapist to join the Academy department. Responsibilities are as follows:


  • 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.


  • To ensure that medical notes are confidential as well as completed and uploaded to the PMA system within 24 hours.
  • Assessment and management of injuries and illnesses to the U18 squad, including relevant referral to internal and external health professionals.
  • Accurate recording of all injuries on the PMA system.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of work conducted with athletes and coaches on the PMA and One Drive. To include current medical status, medical notes, rehabilitation and prehabilitation programmes, medical/orthopaedic/movement screen results, individual physical targets and session content and attendance.
  • Management, design and implementation (in liaison with Head of Sport Science and Medicine) of the medical, orthopaedic and movement screening programmes for U18 players.
  • Collate, analyse and feedback relevant medical information to the appropriate Club staff for all U18 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 strength and conditioning services to our U18 players, as necessary.
  • Design and dissemination of individual injury minimisation programmes.
  • Liaison with the Academy recruitment staff concerning appropriate medical information and consents for all U18 trialists.
  • Conduct appropriate screening of trialists to assist with recruitment.
  • Provision of medical cover for training and match day fixtures for our U18 squad.
  • Contribution to the player performance reviews within the PMA.
  • Work effectively with other support staff and services, including doctors/sport science services, to provide an integrated approach to performance enhancement.
  • Attendance at all team meetings and active inclusion in discussions.
  • Design and implementation (in liaison with Head of Sport Science and Medicine) of an Emergency Action Plan for each site that training/matches occur (where we are the “home” team).
  • Identify areas for development and work closely with the Academy Management Team, Sports Science & Medical Team & Multi-Disciplinary Teams to ensure necessary performance standards are met and developed.


  • Lead on the management of injuries for U18 players, in liaison with the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine, and 1st team physiotherapists.Contribute to and monitor the management of the injuries to the U9-U23s players, where necessary.
  • Assist the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine with the recruitment of physiotherapy work placement students and part time physiotherapists, where necessary.


  • Observation of the junior members of staff, academy graduate physiotherapist, part time physiotherapists and physiotherapy work placement students, to provide guidance.
  • 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.
  • Attend all club and departmental CPD events.




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


  • MSc in Sports Medicine or working towards.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation of elite level athletes (pediatrics & adult)
  • Ability to analyse and interpret movement patterns and posture
  • Experience and understanding of injury minimisation strategies.
  • Excellent computer literacy, specifically in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.


  • Understanding of the Elite Player Performance Plan and the PMA application.
  • 2 years’ experience working within professional football.
  • Forward thinking mindset to developing the department and programme.
  • Extensive experience in the management of MSK injuries.


  • Demonstrate the ability to mix with different departments effectively communicating and distributing information
  • Honesty
  • Hard working
  • Organised
  • Flexibility of working week
  • Evidence of a commitment to individual professional development


  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 20 days annual leave (rising by 1 day per completed year of service, up to a maximum of 25 days, plus 8 statutory bank holidays) + 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Up to 6 months’ probation


  • Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role
  • Full and clean UK driving licence

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.

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.

Birmingham City F C is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.



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