Part Time Academy Physiotherapist

  • Aston Villa FC
  • Birmingham, UK
  • 16 Sep, 2020
Full time Youth Academy Medical

Job Description

Role Purpose:

Contribute towards the Academy Sport Science and Medical Department’s vision of optimising player availability and performance through an elite evidence-based sports medicine provision, specifically assisting the Assistant and Lead Foundation/Youth Development phase Physiotherapists in providing pitch side immediate for Academy players both in competitive and training environments (U9-16 squads)

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Provide pitch side immediate care and management for foundation and youth development phase players during training and fixtures (U9-16 squads), ensuring the relevant Academy emergency action plan (EAP) is adhered to at all times
  • Responsible for pre and post-session medical equipment and personnel checks to ensure that Academy EAPs can be implemented as per club operating procedures
  • Document and conveying information in an effective and efficient manor to the Lead Foundation/Youth Development phase Physiotherapist, the player and their parents/guardian, and other members of the multidisciplinary team when an injury is sustained by an academy player
  • Utilise the Academy’s electronic medical data system for accurate record keeping in line with professional regulations
  • Report and reflect on any significant medical incidents with the Lead Foundation/Youth Development phase Physiotherapist, ensuring working methods can be analysed and updated accordingly
  • Assist in the delivery of bespoke pre-training athletic development sessions/warm ups to assigned squads and individual players (where indicated) under the guidance of Academy medical and sport science staff
  • Support the Assistant and Lead Foundation/Youth Development phase Physiotherapists with injured player rehabilitation clinics where indicated
  • Actively participate and assist the Lead Developmental Academy Physiotherapist and the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine with any reasonable duties and responsibilities given
  • Take personal responsibility for continued professional development (CPD), ensuring an up-to-date portfolio is maintained. This includes mandatory attendance to inhouse Academy CPD sessions and appraisals
  • Comply with professional codes of conduct, standards and guidelines
  • Ensure actions and behaviours are always consistent with and comply with AVFC policies and procedures


Key Skills & Experience

  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy
  • Membership to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or membership to a relevant Sports Therapy governing body e.g. Society of Sports Therapy / British Association of sports rehabilitation and Trainers
  • FA Level 4 Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF) qualification
  • Knowledge of applied anatomy and paediatric injuries
  • Ability to demonstrate clear and structured injury assessments that accumulate in injury diagnosis • Previous experience of working with young athletes in a sporting environment
  • Experience of working within interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan (expectations of a Category 1 academy)
  • Must be a trustworthy, motivated and hardworking individual
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent working availability Disclosure and Barring Service Check Requirement
  • This role will be subject to an enhanced disclosure including a barred list check