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VACANCY | Academy Part-time Physio

22 December 2021

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 APP 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/Sports Therapy.

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

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

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 have use of a vehicle.

Interest in paediatrics/clinical sporting environments.

Willingness to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.


Previous pitch-side experience

Knowledge of the Academy Performance Plan (APP)

Experience working in a sporting interdisciplinary team

Rate of Pay: Sessional and competitive

Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding:

Equal Opportunities:

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.

Rotherham United is an equal opportunities employer and a signatory to the new FA Football Leadership Diversity Code and all applicants for employment 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.

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 will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) check with a barred list check. The applicant may be required 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 takes safeguarding very seriously and is committed to ensuring that all children and adults at risk are safeguarded at all times when engaging in Club activities or services. The club has numerous safeguarding policies and best practice guidelines to support this and expects all employees to adopt such policies and practices at all times.

The club adheres to strict guidelines, policies and procedures when recruiting staff who work with children and/or adults at risk and is committed to ensuring staff receive appropriate safeguarding training suitable to their role/s. Successful applicants are expected to share the club’s approach to safeguarding at all times.


Please complete the application form that can be found on the Club website and return as requested as an upload to Indeed along with your CV and covering letter stating their suitability for the role.

Unfortunately, your application may not be processed without a completed application form being returned to the Club.

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Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Job Type: Part-time


  • Company pension
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking

COVID-19 considerations:
Please wear a mask on site and follow Covid-19 protocols


  • Bachelor's (required)


  • Hold a degree in Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy (required)
  • Relevant governing body (ie. CSP, HCPC, BASRAT) (required)
  • Driving Licence (preferred)
  • Pitch-side trauma qualification (ITMiFF/ATMiFF/IFAS) (required)

Work remotely:

  • No


To apply for the role, click HERE.

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