Job title: U23 Physiotherapist
Department: Academy Medical Department
Based at: Blackburn Rovers Academy, Brockhall Village, Old Langho, BB6 8BA. However, flexibility regarding location is required.
Reports to: Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine
Responsible for: N/A
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week plus any additional hours necessary for the performance of duties. This will include regular evening and weekend work.
Job purpose: To provide medical diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation to all U23 players on a daily basis and assist with other elite academy players’ treatment and rehabilitation as and when required.
Duties and responsibilities:
- To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all elite players, promoting their well-being needs whilst maintaining professional boundaries;
- To lead and provide medical diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation to all U23 players;
- To assist in the medical diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of all academy players as required;
- To provide match day cover as required;
- To maintain up to date medical records in line with MCSP;
- To organise scans and external treatment as required;
- To liaise with parents and coaches on a regular basis;
- To ensure all written evidence is up to date in line with EPPP requirements;
- To create external links as required;
- To maintain and up to date CPD portfolio;
- Ensure best practice is followed at all times and players are receiving optimal advice;
- To assist and lead departmental in-service training as and when required;
- To assist in the education of players in relation to terms of injury prevention, injury care, post-match recovery and drug awareness;
- To assist in the collection and evaluation of ‘Psychometric Measures Questionnaire’ and daily physio screens;
- To assist with the cool down, strength, movement re-training and stretching sessions with squads or groups of players as required by the department; and
- Any other duties as reasonably assigned by the Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine.
- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
- Ability to work independently;
- Good communication with key internal and external stakeholders;
- Ability to meet deadlines;
- Good listening skills (particularly pastorally for players);
- Good level of analytical skills;
- Competent use of key IT programmes including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as key online systems;
- Ability to solve problems;
- Be innovative with the progression of the department;
- To maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times; and
- The ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.
- Knowledge of current sport science and medicine practice with particular specialism in sports medicine;
- Knowledge and experience of elite sporting environment;
- Awareness and knowledge of safeguarding practices and procedures; and
- Awareness of Pediatric Physiological Development.
- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (essential);
- ATMMiF qualification (essential); and
- Master Degree in Sports Physiotherapy or related discipline (desirable).
DBS check required: Yes (enhanced)
The document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation.
How to apply
Due to high-levels of interest, this post may close early so early application is advised, otherwise the closing date for this role is 12 noon on Friday 22nd October 2021.
Equality and Diversity
Blackburn Rovers FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
Blackburn Rovers FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The job holder will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.