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Job listing closed on 3 Jun 2024
25 May 2024

First Team Physiotherapist

🇬🇧 Kirkby, UK
Full Time
5+ years exp.

We are aiming to change the way that Medical and Performance Services are delivered at Liverpool Football Club. Every player requires an individualised, integrated, outcome focussed team behind them. We are evolving as a department, and we are building an innovative, insightful and collaborative team to meet this challenge. Our commitment to excellence on and off the pitch requires a world-class approach to physiotherapy, ensuring our players are in peak physical condition.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced physiotherapist to join our Medical and Performance Department. Under the management of the Head of Performance Physiotherapy or Head of Rehabilitation Physiotherapy, the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of delivering elite-level physiotherapy services, demonstrate strong leadership capabilities, and possess a relentless drive to achieve world-class standards. They will possess extensive experience and credibility in the field with a dedication to excellence.

What will you be doing?

  • Clinical Assessment and Treatment: Conduct thorough assessments and deliver evidence-based treatment plans for first team players, addressing both acute and chronic injuries.
  • Rehabilitation: Develop and oversee individualized rehabilitation programs, ensuring safe and effective return to play protocols.
  • Injury Prevention: Implement and monitor injury prevention strategies, using data-driven approaches to minimize injury risk and enhance player longevity.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the multidisciplinary team, including doctors, physical performance coaches, and technical staff, to ensure integrated care for players.
  • Matchday Responsibilities: Provide pitch-side and in-game physiotherapy support during training sessions and matches, both home and away.
  • Education and Mentorship: Educate players and coaching staff on injury prevention, treatment protocols, and best practices in physical health.
  • Research and Innovation: Stay updated with the latest research in sports physiotherapy and contribute to the development of innovative practices within the department.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate and detailed medical records for all players, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with data protection regulations.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role, you will have a Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy and ideally a master’s degree or higher. You will be registered with the Health and Care Professions council (HCPC) as well as hold a Chartered Society of Physiotherapists membership. You will have an up-to-date pre hospital Care Course recognised by the Faculty of Pre Hospital Care (eg FA ATMMIF) at the level required by the Football Association and Premier League.

You will have expertise in musculoskeletal assessment and treatment with strong rehabilitation skills in an elite sport environment. You will be a recognised as an expert in the field of physiotherapy with credibility throughout the industry. Your previous experience of working in elite high performance sport environment will include a substantial record of delivering regularly to elite athletes. Ideally, you will have a proven football specific experience working in a similar role.

You will have strong analytic and problem-solving skills. You will have a genuine passion for football and providing world class physiotherapy services.

It is essential that you can build good relationships and rapport quickly with players, coaches and other staff throughout the club. Our relationships represent and reflect on the whole department. You will have proven leadership and management experience.

You will be a clear communicator with the ability to explain big concepts in small words. You will regularly be required to present your opinions to the MDT.

You will have a passion about applying research into practice in both the gym and on the pitch and a desire to be an innovator in your field of expertise.

Why should you apply?

This is a full-time permanent role working across the week including early mornings, evenings and weekends. Your main base will be our AXA Training Centre, however, there will be the requirement to travel nationally and internationally in line with the football fixtures schedule.

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays and the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days) and a contributory pension scheme.

You will have access to our benefits kit bag where you can get high street discounts, and a selection of benefit schemes you can join. There are opportunities to get involved with volunteering through our LFC Foundation to give back to the local community.

At Liverpool Football Club, we have an unwavering commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and are always looking to making a positive difference in the communities that we operate within. We are proud of our achievements in this area; maintaining the Premier League Equality Standard Advanced Level, becoming a founding signatory of the Football Association’s Football Leadership Diversity Code and being recognised as a leader in this important area on and off the pitch. We take our responsibilities in this area seriously and through the work being done across the club, we are committed to increasing the diversity of our people and becoming an increasingly inclusive workplace for all. We are committed to hiring great people representative of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills across our entire business. If you share our enthusiasm and passion for inclusivity, then we want to hear from you.

Liverpool FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all Colleagues and Volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.