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Job listing closed on 4 Jul 2024
20 Jun 2024

Physiotherapist - Men's First Team

🇬🇧 London, UK
Full Time
5+ years exp.

The Role

We are looking for a Physiotherapist for our Men’s First Team to deliver and drive exceptional levels of physical preparation and performance of our players for training and matches.

You will collaborate with all Medical and Performance colleagues to maximise the physical performance of our Men's First Team players, mitigate injury risk and rehabilitate them back to maximum physical capability. You'll provide crucial pitch-side medical cover for training and match day cover.

In this critical role, you will track, monitor and deliver physiotherapy interventions that mitigates injury risk and maximises physical performance. You'll also lead and assist with the assessment, treatment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal issues effecting our players to ensure they return to their maximal physical capability in a safe and effective way. You will play a crucial role in the delivery of reasoned, structured and innovative rehabilitation from injury occurrence through to return to performance.

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

  • Lead and deliver on critical treatments - you'll passionately lead and deliver the assessment, treatment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal issues effecting our Men's First Team players and you'll support with their rehabilitation from injury through to their return to playing
  • Provide vital support at training and matches - you will provide pitch side cover for our training sessions and match days and observe training with senior colleagues across the department when required
  • Innovate our approach to player recovery - you'll play a key role in managing and implementing an innovative approach to recovery with our Performance team and our Soft Tissue Therapists
  • Devise injury prevention and management programmes - you will create effective programmes for musculoskeletal issues being managed throughout the training week and games
  • Champion data within the department - you'll drive and deliver data visualisation to improve data collection for regular reporting, injury auditing and seasonal reviews through the use of the coaching hub data interface
  • Build exceptional relationships with players and colleagues - you will proactively build impactful relationships with players and colleagues using your excellent interpersonal skills
  • Collaborate with our Medical and Performance teams - you'll partner with colleagues to maximise the physical performance of the players, mitigate injury risk and rehabilitate them back to their maximum capability
  • Maintain comprehensive records - you will diligently ensure that we keep thorough medical records on our medical database in accordance with Premier League, CSP and HCPC requirements
  • Act as a trusted ambassador for our club - you'll ensure that you adhere to a strict code of confidentiality and you'll approach your role with integrity and the utmost discretion

What we are looking for

  • Proven track record in elite sport - you come with vast experience of working full time with elite level athletes and treating and rehabilitating sporting injuries within a high performance team environment
  • Qualified and credible expert - you hold a BSc or MSc level qualification in Physiotherapy and you're MCSP or HCPC registered
  • Up to date CPD portfolio - you come equipped with an extensive and up to date CPD portfolio
  • Experience in pitch-side treatment - you've got a background in providing exceptional pitch-side medical 'run-on' treatment for elite level sports teams
  • Excellent skills across a range of programmes and treatments - you possess exceptional levels of manual therapy and treatment skills and you have an ability to plan and deliver gym and pitch based physical preparation and rehab programmes
  • Best-in-class organisational skills - you're equipped with the ability to effectively manage resources and critical information such as medical records; with evidence of sound administrative, organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Passionate role model for our club - you conduct yourself with energy and enthusiasm and you take pride in inspiring players and colleagues
  • Excellent communicator - you pride yourself on your ability to build and maintain exceptional relationships with players and colleagues and communicate in a clear and engaging way
  • Flexible and adaptable mindset - you can remain calm and respond to setbacks and you're able to shift your approach as necessary to deal with changing priorities the demands of elite sport

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 - Wednesday 3rd July

Please note: we reserve the right to close the position early if application volumes are particularly high. We encourage you to get your application in sooner rather than later.

Good luck!