Casual Academy Physiotherapist/ Sports Therapist

  • Northampton Town FC
  • Northampton, UK
  • 27 Sep, 2021
Full time Academy Medical

Job Description

Overall Objective

Be responsible for the provision of therapy and first aid services to the NTFC Academy on a casual basis.


Job Description

• Main duties lie with providing therapy services during evening training and weekends within the Academy for U9-U16 players.

• Support with Medical screenings and physical testing of players.

• To ensure appropriate assessment and diagnosis of injuries sustained by U9-U16 players within the Academy

• To ensure appropriate therapeutic interventions to players with injuries and ensure that prevention of injury strategies are implemented within the Academy

• To ensure that appropriate and comprehensive medical notes are completed

• To attend games and provide immediate attention to any injuries sustained

• Comply with all aspects of the Club’s “Code of Conduct”.

• To ensure all CPD requirements are met in accordance with role and ongoing personal development

• Adhere to Health & Safety Regulations

• The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to the Club values and policies and procedures, in particular Health & Safety, Equality and Diversity, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act.


To also be responsible to:

• The Head Academy Physiotherapist on all major decisions

• The Academy Manager on medical matters affecting Academy players

• The Academy Coaches in relation to players, their injury status and prevention of injury strategies

• Head Academy Physiotherapist with regard to injuries, diagnosis and treatment


Person Specification


• BSc Hons Physiotherapy or BSc Sports Rehabilitation or BSc Sports Therapy

• Hold a current FA Intermediate Trauma Medical Management Qualification (ITMMiF)

• Holds/or willing to acquire an FA Safeguarding Qualification

• Have excellent communication skills

• The ability to work on own initiative as well as being able to work as part of a team

• Have a flexible approach to work

• Be able to communicate to the highest level

• Adaptable

• A commitment to continuing professional development


Additional requirements that would be ideal but not a requirement for shortlisting. For example:

• Therapist experience within a football environment

• Hold a full driving license


Role Requirements

• To undertake required training, including mandatory Club Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety training.

• To ensure that the Club’s Safe-guarding and Vulnerable Adults policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.


Closing Date: 25 October 2021