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Job opportunity with AFC Wimbledon Academy

We're looking for a Physio to join our successful team

5 July 2018

Employer: AFC Wimbledon

Location: New Malden, Surrey

Position: Lead Academy Physiotherapist

Salary: Dependent on experience, to be discussed at interview

Highest Minimum Qualifications: HCPC registered Physiotherapist

Closing Date:  The deadline for applications is 2pm, Friday 20 July

Role Description: AFC Wimbledon are offering an exciting opportunity for a graduate physiotherapist to work in the Academy.

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 professional development phase players
  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 themselves deliver medical cover to schoolboy academy players 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
  • ITMMIF / ATMMIF (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 email for an application form. A completed application form and CV should be submitted by 2pm, Friday 20 July. Please clearly state in the subject line “Academy Lead Therapist”.

AFC Wimbledon is an equal opportunities employer.

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