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Academy physio wanted

12 April 2017

JOB VACANCY - U-23s & Academy Lead Physiotherapist

AFC WimbledonEmployer:

New Malden, SurreyLocation:

U23s & Academy Lead PhysiotherapistPosition:

Dependent on experience, to be discussed at interviewSalary:

HCPC registered PhysiotherapistHighest Minimum Qualifications:

Closing Date:  The deadline for applications is 2.00 pm on Friday 5 May with interviews to take place from 8 – 19 May.

AFC Wimbledon are offering an exciting opportunity for a graduate physiotherapist to work the Academy and with the Development Squad.  Role Description:

The role will involve:

1. To manage the Academy Medical Department with regards to managing staff, injury protocols, EAPs and equipment

2. To carry out pitch side first aid, injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation with the U23s squad

3.  To organise rotas to ensure that all training sessions and matches across the academy (from U9s to development squad) are covered appropriately

4.  To deliver medical cover to other academy teams on a weekly basis and monitor & manage academy players’ injuries

5.  To determine and implement injury prevention strategies across all age groups.

6.  To keep up to date records of player injuries and to oversee the injury report, injury audit and medical section of the PMA

7.  To effectively communicate with the team managers/coaches regarding players’ injuries and fitness status

8.  To work with the Sports Science and Medicine manager on the planning and implementation of player screenings and interventions

9.  To attend, as and when, appropriate meetings regarding key issues within the Academy. This includes Academy Management Team meetings and Academy Multi-Discipline meetings

10. To report to the First Team Physiotherapist & Club Doctor when required regarding players injuries and referrals

The appropriate candidate will need:

•  Minimum BSc in Physiotherapy with HCPC Registration

•  IFAS / AREA (preferable)

•  Valid DBS Certificate (can be obtained through the club)

•  Experience working in a sporting context

•  Experience of working with youth players and good knowledge of adolescent injuries

Capabilities – Essential

•  Excellent communication, manner & people skills

•  A self-starter, motivated & hard working

•  Organised & able to use his or her initiative

•  Professional & diligent

•  Able to work well within a team

•  Open minded and willing to learn

How to Apply:

To apply for the position, please e-mail the following to by 2pm, Friday 5 May. Please clearly state in the subject line “Academy Lead Therapist” and send in the following:

•  Full CV

  to access a form)Academy Vacancy•  Completed application form (click on  

AFC Wimbledon is an equal opportunities employer.

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