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Job listing closed on 6 Jun 2024
29 May 2024

Soft Tissue Therapist

🇬🇧 London, UK
Full Time
3+ years exp.

The Role

We are looking for a Soft Tissue Therapist to deliver soft tissue therapy to our Women's players along with energy and enthusiasm, to support the delivery of all elements of athlete health and performance.

The key elements of the role will be adaptability; whilst there will be specific responsibilities we are looking for somebody with the flexibility to support across all the key elements of sports medicine provision in elite sport.

We're looking for enthusiastic and driven individuals to bring both experience and energy to both continue their own personal development and that of the department.

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

  • Provide exceptional soft tissue therapy - you'll take pride in offering therapy in person, both at the training ground and during team travel, to support the physical well-being and performance optimisation of our players
  • Develop impactful professional relationships - you will be entrusted to grow and maintain relationships with players based on trust, respect and empathy, creating a supportive environment conducive to open communication and collaboration in achieving optimal health and performance goals
  • Collaborate with the wider team - you'll support our soft tissue specialists in delivering treatments, particularly during recovery days, pre-game preparation sessions, and occasionally on match days
  • Manage key stakeholders - you will partner with colleagues involved in player care, coaches, physiotherapists and other members of our performance team
  • Ensure effective communication with our Lead Physiotherapist - you'll be responsible for making sure you're up to date with player care plans, treatment strategies and injury management protocols
  • Contribute valuable insights and recommendations - you'll courageously develop and suggest strategies aimed at enhancing player performance and resilience, drawing on your knowledge of soft tissue therapy principles and practices
  • Build and develop your professional expertise - you will strive to stay abreast of the latest advancements in soft tissue therapy and sports medicine, continuously refining your skills and knowledge to benefit player care
  • Act as a trusted ambassador for our club - you will passionately adhere to our code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to our club and operations, safeguarding sensitive information related to players and staff

What we are looking for

  • Track record within elite sport - you come with proven experience of working full time within elite level sport and in a demanding high-performance team environment
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team - you're well versed in operating as part of a wider team in the delivery of sports massage therapy to elite athletes
  • Qualified expert - you possess qualifications in soft tissue therapy, such as Level 3 to 4 Sports Massage MVQ
  • Extensive and up-to-date portfolio - you're proud of your Continuous Professional Development portfolio that demonstrates your ongoing professional development in soft tissue therapy and related fields
  • Exceptional player rapport building skills - you cooperate closely with athletes and build trusting relationships whilst acting as an exemplary role model
  • Best-in-class communicator - you've got an excellent ability to establish and uphold effective relationships with key colleagues outside of the playing staff, including coaches, medical staff and management
  • Flexible and adaptable mindset - you're well equipped to meet the demands of elite sport and you're proud of your ability to remain composed under pressure, respond to setbacks and continuously learn and improve
  • Passion for personal development - you are committed to personal continuous professional development to keep up-to-date with the latest industry advancements

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 - Thursday 5th June 2024

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!