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Academy Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist

Leicester City Women’s Football Club are looking for a Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist to join the Academy team. The key duties of the role will be to fulfil the role of a Physiotherapist/Sport Therapist in the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of all injuries and to drive the development of evidence-based protocols for all areas of Sports Therapy within LCFCW Academy.

This role will involve working with under 18 players.

Who We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have experience of:

  • Working in an elite high-performance setting and working in an interdisciplinary sports science and medicine team.

  • Significant experience in the delivery of injury diagnosis, treatment and prevention strategies within a sporting environment.

  • Maintaining detailed records for all activities in the department in accordance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

  • Leading the implementation of the departmental injury prevention protocols through assessment, analysis, delivery and auditing of collected data.

The ideal candidate will also have the following skills and knowledge;

  • Excellent clinical reasoning and treatment skills.

  • Excellent understanding of the principles and delivery of injury prevention programmes and protocols and in the understanding and delivery of rehabilitative therapy to adolescents.

  • Ability to lead group sessions and deliver gym and pitch-based programmes to groups and individuals.

  • Have an excellent understanding of the principles of human performance and how they relate to clinical sports medicine.

  • Ability to develop productive relationships within the department, football club and with relevant individuals within the wider sports medicine community.

  • Able to work to establish the role in a new team within the Club, you will have the ability to work in a fast moving environment, managing change and embedding new ways of working.

  • Therefore an adaptable, practical, flexible and innovative approach to work will be important.

  • Willing to support and promote the Club and Football Philosophy.

Essential Requirement –

  • Have full membership of The Society of Sports Therapy.

  • Have appropriate medical indemnity to treat/advise FA WSL and FA WC players.

  • The Sports Therapist must have an up to date full Advanced Emergency Aid qualification; this should be the Level 4 ITMMiF.

  • FA DBS

About The Club

Knowing some of the history of LCFC Women helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Club are renowned for.

In May 2021, LCFC Women were promoted to the FA Women’s Super League. From its formation in 2004, the Club was run on an amateur and semi-professional basis with support from Leicester City Football Club. In August 2020, the Club turned professional after being acquired by King Power International – Leicester City’s parent company – and realigned as a core team in Leicester City’s football operation.

We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch. Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.

Benefits Package

LCFC Women offers a competitive salary and pension scheme. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata for part time contracts).

Contract Type – 3 Year Fixed term Hours Per Week –37.5

LCFC Women is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

LCFC Women is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply, the role will be shut down as soon as a suitable candidate has been sourced.