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Job listing closed on 5 May 2024
2 May 2024

Academy Physiotherapist (Casual Role)

🇬🇧 London, UK
3+ years exp.

The Role

We are looking for an Academy Physiotherapist (sessional) to join us on a casual basis and provide vital pitch side medical cover for U9-U16 matches and training sessions throughout the Academy season.

Working closely with our Lead Academy Physiotherapist and Head of Academy Performance, you will proactively assist in the screening, monitoring and assessment of all Academy players as well as the treatment and rehabilitation of all injured players aged 8-16 years.

Who we are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

Medical provision

  • Provide pitch side medical cover for Academy matches (home and away) in the Foundation and Youth Development Phase (U9-U16)
  • Maintain an up to date pitch side emergency first aid qualification in accordance with the Premier League and FA guidelines - ITMMiF
  • Uphold continued professional development in relation to pitch side first aid and pre-hospital trauma care
  • Provide pitch side medical care and advice to players and parents following injury
  • Report incidence of injury to the Lead Academy Physiotherapist and full-time Academy physiotherapists following Academy matches
  • Play an active role in departmental continued professional development and service development
  • Adhere to our Child Protection, Health, Safety and Equal Opportunity procedures

Treatment and Rehabilitation

  • Consult with players to gather information about general health and injury
  • Collect and analyse data to identify cause of injury and contribute to strategies for the prevention and reduction of injury
  • Diagnose and treat injured players when required and to a high standard of clinical care
  • Provide physiotherapy input to improve fit players and minimise time lost due to injury
  • Devise, manage and evaluate effectiveness of rehabilitation/treatment plans
  • Contribute and attend to the team’s internal continual professional development programme


  • Communicate with including players, parents and coaching staff regarding player injury and rehabilitation
  • Collaborate with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist in relation to player injuries and medical welfare
  • Liaise and report back to the full time Academy Physiotherapist after every clinic session or match cover in accordance with CSP and HCPC guidelines
  • Maintain an high standard of clinical note taking in accordance with the CSP and HCPS guidelines

What we are looking for

  • Qualified in Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy - you hold a BSc or MSc degree level qualification
  • Credible expertise - you are HCPC or equivalent Registered and hold FA Level 4 ITMMiF or FA Level 5 ATMMiF
  • Exceptional track record - you come with a successful and verifiable record in enhancing the physical development of young players, as well as a background in assessing, treating and rehabilitating injuries of youth athletes aged 8 to 16 years
  • Manual handling and clinical reasoning experience - your approach to assessing and treating injured Academy players is outstanding
  • In-depth knowledge of typical pathologies - you know the issues that can present with the injured adolescent athlete and you're confident in your ability to manage these effectively to ensure a safe and effective return to full competition
  • Proficient with injury management - you're well equipped with solid knowledge on screening, monitoring, assessing, treating and rehabilitating youth athletes
  • Excellent communication skills - you're able to communicate effectively and collaborate with the multidiscipline team and key colleagues involved in the care of the Academy player
  • Flexibility and adaptability - you're proactive and versatile in your approach and have a willingness to be flexible when needs be
  • Energy and enthusiasm - you are an excellent role model and proud of your ability to enthuse and inspire young athletes

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
  • Great internal learning and development programmes
  • A flexible hybrid working model
  • Priority access to apply for match tickets
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

Application Closing Date: Please note, applications for this role will close on Friday 3rd May 2024.