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Job listing closed on 3 Jun 2024
20 May 2024

1st Team Physiotherapist

🇬🇧 Brentford, UK
Full Time
5+ years exp.

Job Title: 1st Team Physiotherapist

Department: Medical

Reporting: Head Physiotherapist

Location: Training Ground – Jersey Road

Salary: Competitive

Regulated Activity: Yes

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.

We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.

We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities. Should you require any workplace accommodations (also known as ‘reasonable adjustments’), you will have the opportunity to let us know at appropriate points in the hiring process.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team. We remind those barred from regulated activity that it is an offence to apply for such positions.

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you may be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and this will include any time living or working outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at

Please also note that a CV application will not be sufficient. Applications will not be considered where the application form has not been completed in full.

If the role you are applying for involves regulated activity and you have been shortlisted for a first stage interview, you will be asked to fill out a Declaration of Offences Form.

The Role of 1st Team Physiotherapist

This new role will work closely with medical department colleagues and others to provide performance and/or rehabilitation services to the 1st Team squad.

Main Accountabilities

Performance Therapy and Rehabilitation

  1. Under the guidance of the Head Physiotherapist, provide performance and/or rehabilitation services to members of the 1st Team playing squad. Responsibilities may vary dependant on the skillset of the successful candidate.
  1. Support medical staff in the initial assessment and management of 1st Team squad as required.
  1. Assist medical staff to review and update current processes with regards to injury management and RTP.
  1. Link injury management to the requirements of the performance department, ensuring that injured players work towards performance criteria.
  1. Ensure that accurate medical records are maintained for the delivery of all player treatments/rehabilitation/interventions.
  1. Responsible for collecting accurate internal and external injury audit data in conjunction with medical staff.

Injury Prevention/Performance Optimisation

  1. Support the departments’ regular weekly screening programme and focus on areas that we can positively affect in the short-, medium- and long-term based upon injury trends.
  1. Develop and deliver a pre-season screening battery for baseline measurements of key RTP markers and key injury risk factors, supported by medical staff.
  1. In line with pre-season screening & weekly monitoring provide individualised pre/post training intervention for high-risk groups, supported by the medical staff.
  1. Formulate a link with the performance department to monitor players training & match volume via GPS and provide suitable interventions to ensure desired outcomes are achieved.
  1. Assist the Performance Department to provide players with athletic development gym programmes to improve pitch based physical performance.
  1. Lead with the delivery of daily physical preparation sessions before training, focusing on both injury prevention and performance optimisation.

Medical Provision at Matches/Training/Tours

  1. This is predominantly a non-matchday role, although there may be requirement to support on matchdays and/or overseas tours dependent upon need.
  1. Assist in daily/weekly safety checks of emergency medical equipment before training.

Pre-signing Medicals/Medical Consultations

  1. May be required to accompany 1st Team players to medical consultations at short notice either in this country or abroad as required. Ensuring best practice is followed always and ensuring the player receives optimal care and advice.

Management Responsibilities

  1. To ensure that any concerns you observe, or are raised with you in your role, are shared with the Safeguarding Team through appropriate channels.
  1. Develop the ongoing and strong link between performance and medical departments, encouraging sharing of information and development of performance criteria.
  1. Attend relevant courses and conferences to research best practice and contribute to service development.

General Club Accountabilities

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies and with specific reference to the data regulations.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical, and social requirements.
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and processes.
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Code of Conduct.
  • To promote equity, diversity and inclusion at the Club, in line with our EDI strategy
  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel.
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.
  • Any other relevant tasks and duties as directed by your line manager

Key Internal Relationships

  • Director of Player Health
  • Head Physiotherapist & Physiotherapists
  • Doctors
  • Performance Department
  • External consultants

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

Undergraduate Degree in Physiotherapy

CSP/HCPC Registration

FA ITMMiF as minimum, with capacity to achieve ATMMiF

Minimum 5 years’ experience within professional sport (not specifically football)

Own transport and clean driving license

Ability to work in an interdisciplinary medicine and performance team

Excellent clinical reasoning skills

Excellent range of treatment and rehabilitation skills

Highly self-motivated with the ability to motivate others

Enthusiasm and a 'can do' approach to work

High work commitment with a ‘performance first’ mentality

Willing to self-evaluate and work towards continuous improvement

Highest standards of professional and personal conduct, especially confidentiality

Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics

Achieved, or working towards a Postgraduate Qualification in Sports Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation or an equivalent related field

A strong emphasis on the objective monitoring and rehabilitation of athletes within a team sport environment

Multisport experience or evidence of multi-sport CPD

Experience of developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice

An understanding of and commitment to fair play and all national and international anti-doping policies as per the Football Association and World Anti-Doping Association