Assistant First Team Physiotherapist

Full Time
10 / 07

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Chartered Physiotherapist to become an important member of West Ham United Football Medicine Department and join an experienced multi-disciplinary team ahead of the 2022/23 season. 

Full description

We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities in employment and have been accredited with being a Disability Confident Leader. We will actively promote equality and equal opportunities in our business to ensure that individuals receive treatment that is fair and equitable and consistent with their relevant aptitudes, potential skills and abilities.

West Ham United FC is committed to equality and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Positions that involve working with such groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including DBS Disclosure at enhanced level.

West Ham United staff enjoy generous benefits, including a contributory scheme, 25 days’ leave and life assurance. You can also take advantage of interest-free travel season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and our employee wellbeing programme.

Job Purpose:

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Chartered Physiotherapist to become an important member of West Ham United Football Medicine Department and join an experienced multi-disciplinary team ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The role will provide optimal injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies for first team squad players and assist with pitch side emergency care duties.

Key Responsibilities:

- Working as part of the first team medical team department in the holistic assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all injuries sustained by the professional players

- Where appropriate, lead on certain cases involving areas of expertise or suitability, as directed by the Head of Medical

- To liaise comprehensively with the relevant members of the medical and sport science team regarding the well-being of the players in order to ensure optimum care

- To attend and contribute to the daily morning medical meeting

- To help design and implement injury prevention strategies for the professional players both as a team and individually

- To design and implement strategies on improving and maximizing player availability and performance on the football field from a medical perspective

- To assist at first team matches where appropriate, involving training camps, pre-season trips and all competitive games home and away as directed by the Head of Medical

- To report all injuries sustained to professional players and general concerns to the Head of Medical Services as soon as possible and regularly provide updates on all player’s rehabilitation progress

- When required, to take players to and from any consultations with surgeons, medical personnel, radiology or any other appointment requested by the Head of Medical

- To be part of the off-season medical rota for the professional playing squad to ensure continuity of treatment

- To be responsible for the preparation and regular updating of comprehensive medical records for all professional players with whom they have had contact, ensuring that these records remain confidential at all times and comply with GDPR legislation

- To undertake training and development courses to update skills and maintain CSP/HCPC registration

- To participate and contribute to any in service training and journal discussions

- Keep an active role in the development of the department through awareness of latest methods, theory, practice and technology that may aid in improving the holistic care provided to the players.

Equal Opportunities

1. To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age.

2. To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients.

Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted and trained on the basis of objective criteria.


  1. Staff must evidence a commitment to the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity and ensure the safety and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in any activity arranged by or in the name of the Club.

  1. It is a requirement for staff to follow the Club’s Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay, allegations of abuse, poor practice or which is or may, impact on the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk. After contacting and taking guidance from the Safeguarding Team, staff must use the Club’s Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS ) to record the concern within 24 hours unless directed to do otherwise.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: -

Essential (E) Desirable (D)

Education, Qualifications, Experience

  • Member of the CSP and HCPC (E)
  • Current ATMMiF pitch side trauma management qualification (E)
  • MSc level qualification in associated field (D)
  • Acupuncture training with AACP accreditation (D)


  • Outstanding leadership and motivational skills and a proven ability to lead by example (E)
  • Effective and appropriate communication skills, ability to build key relationships (E)
  • Strong organisational, time management and critical thinking skills
  • Process driven with strong attention to detail
  • Adaptable with the ability to change quickly and juggle multiple projects
  • Additional languages (D)

As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of our staff.

Please apply through our careers site by Monday 27th June 2022.

Due to a high number of expected applicants, only those successful will be contacted


Academy Travel Assistant

The role of Academy Travel Assistant involves overseeing and delivering key logistical preparations of Academy...

Physical Performance Coach - LFCW

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Liverpool FC Women`s team working as a Physical Performance Coach...

Casual Cambridgeshire Academy Scout

Norwich City Football Club is looking to recruit a Scout on a casual basis to watch grassroots football in...


The Club is seeking qualified Physiotherapists or Sports Therapists to deliver the provision of physiotherapy...
New Malden

1st Team Performance Analyst - Training

As part of your application please include a one page document(uploaded as a cover letter)  ...

Academy Physiotherapist (MCWFC)

  Manchester City Football Club’s Performance Services aim to create engaging performance...

Academy Performance Analyst

To support the Academy Performance Analysis Department providing a blend of innovative solutions alongside...

First Team Assistant Manager

LCFC Women is going through significant growth and investment and is excited to be recruiting an Assistant...

Premier League Placement Programme

Contract type:  18 months, full-time Reports to:  Rotational based on department Location:...

Sessional Fitness Coach – Health and Wellbeing

Arsenal in the Community is dedicated to improving the lives of our local community through the delivery of...
Privacy Policy  |  Terms & Conditions
© Global Sports