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Job listing closed on 8 Jun 2024
29 May 2024

U9-U14 Physio / Sports Therapist (Full-Time)

🇬🇧 Brentford, UK
Full Time
2+ years exp.
£35,000 per year

Job Title: U9-U14 Physio / Sports Therapist (Full-Time)

Department: Medical

Reporting: Lead U9-U16 Physiotherapist

Location: Training Ground & Uxbridge High School

Salary: Circa £35k dependent upon experience

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 U9-U14 Physio / Sports Therapist

Working within the Academy Medical Department, reporting to the Lead U9-U16 Physiotherapist, the role will be responsible for the development and delivery of physiotherapy services to squads across the Foundation and Lower Youth Development Phase age groups.

In addition, the successful candidate will help mentor and develop casual therapists within the wider U9-U16 programme.

We are looking for a pro-active individual with a forward-thinking and problem-solving attitude, and who seeks to develop their skills.

Main Accountabilities

  • To ensure that any concerns you observe, or are raised with you in your role, are shared with the Safeguarding Team through appropriate channels.

Management of Injuries

  • To provide musculoskeletal diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation to all Foundation and Lower Youth Development Phase groups.
  • To provide, or ensure provision of, Academy training and matchday cover, home and away, as required.
  • To perform clear and structured injury assessments to ensure accurate injury diagnosis and associated detailed rehabilitation plans.
  • To provide gym and pitch-based rehabilitation and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure optimal transition from rehabilitation into the technical program.

Injury Prevention

  • In conjunction with the Lead U9-U16 Physiotherapist, develop and implement injury prevention strategies alongside coaches and performance staff.
  • Undertake regular physical screening with all Foundation and Lower Youth Development Phase players, relevant to their stage of development.
  • Understanding of growth and maturation and its implications on the development of athletes.
  • Assist in the creation and delivery of an age-appropriate medical education curriculum.
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, performance staff and coaching staff to optimise player physical development and performance.

Medical Provision at Matches, Training and Tours

  • To perform and record daily/weekly medical emergency equipment checks.
  • To coordinate and supervise a small group of part-time Academy Therapists to ensure that all Academy activities are covered from a medical perspective.
  • Working with the Lead Academy Doctor and Lead U9-U16 Physiotherapist, ensure that appropriate medical provision is in place for all Foundation and Youth Development Phase tours.
  • Pre-signing medicals/medical consultations.
  • Play an active role within the pre-signing medical of Academy Foundation Phase players liaising closely with the Lead Academy Doctor and Lead U9-U16 Physiotherapist.
  • When necessary, accompany players to medical consultations at short notice (either in this country or abroad), ensuring the player receives optimal care and advice at all times.

General Medical Dept Accountabilities

  • To maintain up to date medical records using the Kitman Labs/PMA medical records system.
  • Ensure individual qualifications, training and CPD requirements are kept up to date and in line with any applicable regulations.
  • Awareness of the expectations of Category 2 and 1 Academies according to the EPPP.
  • Ensure all key administrative tasks are completed and appropriately managed:
  • Working in conjunction with the Lead U9-U16 Physiotherapist, review the EPPP document four times a year and review/update KPI targets.
  • Any other relevant tasks and duties as directed by senior Academy or Football Department management.
  • Ensure that all players’ specific medical information is provided to the parent/guardian of individual players as appropriate.

Continued Professional Development

  • Take responsibility for continued personal professional development and keep an up-to-date portfolio of achievements.
  • Take an active role in delivering regular departmental CPD sessions for full- and part-time staff.
  • Strive to advance working practices both within the Medical Department, and in the wider sports physiotherapy setting by promoting and performing clinical research.

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.
  • Create and process Purchase Orders and invoices for medical suppliers via iDocs including any enquiries from finance.
  • Any other relevant tasks and duties as directed by senior Academy or Football Department management.
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.

Key Internal Relationships

  • Academy Medical Department
  • Academy Sports Science Department
  • Academy Coaches
  • Academy Staff

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

  • BSc Physiotherapy Degree/Sports Therapy/Sports Rehabilitation or equivalent
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with unsociable hours, including weekend and evening cover
  • Ability to work in a team and independently on own initiative
  • Highly organised with strong communication and time management skills

Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics

  • Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF) with capability to achieve Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF)
  • MSc in relevant subject or working towards this
  • Experience of working in professional sports environment (preferably football)
  • Able to drive with access to own vehicle
  • FA Safeguarding Certification
  • Evidence of CPD portfolio

Closing date for applications: Friday 7 June 2024