Head of Medical / Physiotherapist

  • Southend United
  • Southend-on-Sea, UK
  • 06 Jan, 2022
Full time Medical

Job Description

Southend United Football Club are recruiting a Head of Medical to lead the medical department. Reporting to the First Team manager, the role will be providing physiotherapy provision primarily to First Team Players.

The successful candidate will ensure the delivery of effective injury prevention strategies throughout all squads in conjunction with the Sports Science department and Academy Physio.

They will also develop and lead a training load/frequency and injury incident audit enabling report production for the First team coaching staff.

Role Responsibilities:

Ensure that there is appropriate medical provision at all training sessions and directly manage or provide that input when required and agreed with the First Team manager.

Ensure that the performance of all players is optimised through effective, timely and appropriate medical intervention against written rehabilitation plans in conjunction with the First Team Strength and Conditioning.

Contribute specialist knowledge to the medical support team and specifically to the rehabilitation planning and case management process.

Ensure physiotherapy cover at all first team matches and medical cover for training sessions.

Essential Criteria for the role:

BSc Physiotherapy or BSc Sports Therapy.

Current registration with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) or Society of Sports Therapists (SST)

Current registration with the HCPC (Physiotherapy) or SST (Society of Sports Therapists, if undergoing the Physiotherapy course).

Prior experience of pitch-side treatment.

Previous clinical experience in the musculoskeletal setting including the use of contemporary methods of injury management and functional rehabilitation as part of a return to play pathway.

Valid first aid/basic life support certificate or pitch-side qualification (ITMMiF or equivalent).

Pitch Side qualification: ITMMIF, or EUEFA FDEP (FAW).

Desirable Criteria for the role:

Previous experience of working in Football or sport related environment.

Previous experience of using PMA.

Eligibility for Employment in the UK


In accordance with current legislative requirements the successful applicant must produce documentary verification of their eligibility to work in the UK and will not be allowed to start work until this has been received.


Equality and Diversity


Southend United FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee 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.