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VACANCY | Academy Part Time Physiotherapist (Sessional)

17 July 2019

Rotherham United are recruiting...

Job Specification

Rotherham United Football Club is looking to recruit a Part Time Physiotherapist (Sessional) for our Academy, reporting directly to the Academy Lead Physiotherapist

The role:

This will be a sessional role, to meet the needs of the Academy; rotas are formulated one month in advance. The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of physiotherapy and medical cover for our Under 9 to Under 16 year old players.  This role includes providing medical cover and running a rehabilitation clinic in the evenings, and may also involve working weekends to provide the medical cover/support as required.    There is opportunity to travel to away fixtures also.  Expenses will be provided where appropriate. Successful candidates will be expected to work independently. This is a great opportunity to develop assessment, treatment and rehabilitation skills in a professional sporting environment. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring medical support services are present at all Academy sessions and games
  • To ensure record keeping is completed in a timely and efficient manner, meeting the EPPP guidelines;
  • To assist with the Sports Science department to implement effective conditioning programmes and player testing; and in the delivery of pre-habilitation/injury prevention sessions
  • Liaise with the Head of Academy Physiotherapy; providing regular updates


Hold a degree in Physiotherapy and HCPC registered

Be associated with the relevant governing body (ie. CSP, HCPC)

Possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Have IT skills sufficient to manage the demands of Performance Management Application (PMA)

A flexible approach to working hours is essential as working evenings and weekends is a requirement of this role, as well as attendance to both home and away fixtures

Must hold a valid full driving license and use of a vehicle

Interest in paediatrics/clinical sporting environments

Willingness to undergo an Enhanced DBS check


Pitch-side trauma training/qualification (ITMiFF/ATMiFF/IFAS)

Previous pitch-side experience

Knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP)

Experience working in a sporting interdisciplinary team

Rate of Pay: Sessional and competitive

How to apply:

Applicants to apply here.


Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding:

The post holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the Club’s Equal Opportunities Policy, with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent Health and Safety Legislation.

These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities within Rotherham United Football Club, commensurate with the post without changing the character of the post.  This post requires a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) check with a barred list check. The applicant must be prepared to submit a CRC application if they do not hold and FA CRC Certificate. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Information on all convictions including spent convictions must be declared, in line with the new Government Filtering System. 

Rotherham United is an equal opportunities employer and all applicants for employment will be regarded equally and will be given equal opportunities irrespective of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin.

Rotherham United is committed to the Safeguarding and Welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm and requires all staff, volunteers and others associated with the Club to share and endorse this commitment.

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