Physiotherapist (First Team)

£30,000 yearly
  • Charlton Athletic FC
  • London, UK
  • 18 Nov, 2021
Full time Medical

Job Description


Location: Sparrows Lane Training Ground, South East London

Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week + first team home match days

Closing date: 30th November 2021

Benefits include private medical insurance, health cash back plan, EAP, auto enrolled pension


Charlton Athletic Football Club are urgently recruiting a Physiotherapist to join our First Team medical department. You will be a part of the 1st team medical department, providing effective and efficient assessments, treatments and rehabilitation of all injuries sustained by the professional playing squad and be responsible for the injury prevention strategies within the 1st team squad.


  • Working with the Head of Physiotherapy in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all injuries sustained by the professional players;
  • To liaise with the sports scientist, nutritionist, sports therapist and other members of the medical team, about the rehabilitation of the players;
  • To assess individual players in terms of past medical history and risk of injury and implement injury prevention strategies accordingly;
  • To design and implement injury prevention strategies for the professional players, both as a team and individually;
  • To liaise with the sports science department and Head of Physiotherapy regarding the injury prevention strategies;
  • To design and implement post injury programmes for players;
  • To design and implement strategies on improving and maximising player performance on the football field from a medical perspective;
  • To assist the Head Physiotherapist at all 1st team home matches;
  • In the event of the Head Physiotherapists absence, deputise by covering all first team needs, and or matches both home and away;
  • To report all injuries sustained to professional players to the Head Physiotherapist as soon as possible and providing regular updates on all player’s rehabilitation progress;
  • When required, to take players to and from any consultations with surgeons, medical personnel, MRI scans, X-rays, or any other appointment requested by the Head Physiotherapist;
  • To ensure medical cover for the professional players is maintained throughout the year.This may include Sundays, evenings and public holidays;
  • To assist the medical team in ensuring a quick, safe and objectively led return to training with a minimal risk of re-injury;
  • To be part of the off-season rota (with the other members of the medical team) for the professional playing squad to ensure continuity of treatment;
  • To be responsible for the preparation and regular updating of comprehensive medical records for all professional players with whom they have had contact, ensuring that these records remain confidential at all times



  • Educated to degree level (E);
  • BSc degree in Physiotherapy (D);
  • Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) (E);
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (E);
  • HCPC Registered (E).

Specific Experience:

  • At least 4 years of experience working as a Physiotherapist (D);
  • Experience working as a Physiotherapist within elite sport (D);
  • Experience of working within professional football (D).


Charlton Athletic Football club are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We endeavour to provide a fun, safe and welcoming environment where children and young people feel respected and valued.

Additional Information

  • This a full-time role that includes work on weekends and evenings
  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Charlton Athletic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • As such, this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful candidate must disclose all convictions spent convictions should be declared, that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS
  • Charlton Athletic FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
  • Any personal data that you provide to Charlton Athletic Football Club Ltd (data controller) will be processed in line with applicable data protection laws and will be used only for the purpose of recruitment.
  • We will keep your personal information for 6 months after which we will erase it.You can always choose to have your data erased earlier by emailing us
  • We’d love to hear from you if you believe you can meet the challenges of working within an elite sporting environment.  

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive we regret that we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants.