Academy Physiotherapist - Tranmere Rovers Football Club

£22,000 - £25,000 yearly
  • TRFC
  • Wirral, UK
  • 05 Jan, 2022
Full time Academy

Job Description

Job role: To assess player injuries, provide appropriate treatment and rehabilitation programmes and provide injury prevention programmes for scholars and centre of development.


Responsible to & directed by: First Team Physiotherapist


Liaison with: Football Department and Centre of Development


Main duties:

·         Plan and provide injury prevention programmes for all Academy players.

·         To maintain appropriate liaison with necessary staff. Accountable for day to day communication with Head of Academy / Youth Team Manager and reporting

·         Alongside coaching staff help, as needed, to organise Sports Science testing and sessions for all Academy players

·         Feedback to relevant coaching staff with the results of Sports Science testing and discuss findings where applicable within the wider multidisciplinary team

·         To assess with the with club doctor/head physiotherapist on all players regarding fitness and injury status. This may involve assessment/discussion with players and their family doctors

·         Provide and use the appropriate medical equipment as necessary

·         Provide the appropriate range and quantity of treatments utilising current literature

·         Provide medical support and input to the players, and where appropriate staff and officials of the club

·         Assess players re fitness and injury status and decide on players’ fitness to train and play

·         Plan treatment programmes, in conjunction with the other physiotherapist(s), for injured players and advice the suitable member of coaching staff for player’s availability to train and play

·         Coordinate/provide medical education to the players in terms of nutrition, injuries and doping matters

·         Arrange and undertake appropriate medical examinations for players, this should include pre-signing medicals (with appropriate liaison with additional staff) annual checks and additional investigations

·         Organise and conduct further investigations and consultant appointments where needed

·         Inform medical insurance when additional medical investigations are required

·         Provide competent pitch-side first aid to all players at the club where necessary

·         To provide pre-habilitation and strength and conditioning sessions for all ages

·         To generate individual training programmes for all players and teach them how to carry them out

·         To attend staff meetings as required

·         To attend games as required

·         To be aware of current trends and best practice in Youth Development

·         To continually look for ways to develop and improve our coaching programme in the Academy

·         All aspects of the role should be bound by professional confidentially

·         To maintain a professional manner at all times whilst representing the club

·         Adhering to and following the clubs safeguarding procedures



Essential requirements for the post:

·         BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or higher degree

·         Membership of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

·         Appropriate First Aid Course (FA AREA course/ATMMiF)

·         Appropriate child protection/Disclosure certification

·         UK Full Driving Licence

·         The role will involve working weekdays, weekends and some evenings as required

·         To be aware of the EPPP rules and requirements relating to the Academy

·         Maintenance on contemporary, legible and appropriate medical records, audits, registers and their confidential storage using appropriate software