Academy Head of Medicine

  • Fleetwood Town FC
  • Fleetwood, UK
  • 10 Jun, 2021
Full time Academy Leadership & Management Medical

Job Description

Due to a re-structure and focus towards achieving Category 2 status within the Academy, we have new and exciting opportunity available for a highly driven and committed individual to undertake a full-time role as the new Academy Head of Medicine.

The successful applicant will have gained experience and extensive knowledge from working within elite sport.

Main role:

To manage and develop all Physiotherapists within the Academy in the planning, support, and delivery of medical provision for all Academy players.


Responsibilities (but not limited to):

• To work alongside the Head of Sport Science to plan, deliver and support the medical provision and rehabilitation for all Academy players

• To manage the Medical department in line with the club policy and EPPP guidelines

• Accountability and the planning treatment and rehabilitation of Academy players daily

• To manage all Academy CPD and training relevant within the department to progress the Medical department and medical provision

• Maintain medical notes in conjunction with CSP/ HCPC standards

• Regulation and management of the PMA for individual injuries and performance clock during rehabilitation

• Contribute to ongoing staff and player education

• Pitch-side emergency first aid for training and games

• Provide a holistic approach when managing injuries, referring to sport psychology where appropriate

• Be part of a multi-disciplinary team that works collaboratively to support the development of young people

• To assist the First Team Physiotherapist with the U23 and the First Team Squads as and when required



• BSc (hons) degree in Physiotherapy

• Full and in date membership/ registration: Chartered Physiotherapist (CSP) and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

• Current ATMIFF qualification

• Experience of working as a Senior Physiotherapist within an elite sporting environment

• FA Safeguarding Children



• MSc

• Experience of working in an Academy under EPPP rules

• Knowledge of age-appropriate medical provision

• Knowledge of elite level requirements

• IT literate with a knowledge of the PMA


Person Specification:

• Confident communicator with a can-do attitude

• Dynamic, enthusiastic, and ambitious individual

• Proactive decision maker who maintains high standards

• Committed to achieving the agreed objectives


Please note if successful you will be required to attend an interview with the Academy Manager and interview panel between 14/06/21 and 15/06/21.