Physiotherapist - Sessional

  • Chelsea FC
  • London, UK
  • 13 Jan, 2022
Sessional Medical Physiotherapy Premier League

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Sessional Chartered Physiotherapist
DEPARTMENT: Academy/Medical
REPORTING TO: Physiotherapist
JOB FUNCTION: To deliver physiotherapy service to Chelsea Academy, Chelsea WSLA and RTC Teams and the Foundation. The position will predominantly involve providing pitch side cover for evening and weekend activities, with some daytime school holiday activities throughout the year. There may also be opportunities to cover evening clinics, national and international tournaments.
CONTRACT: Sessional (And Talent Pool) 
  • To provide a comprehensive football physiotherapy service to the CFC teams as part of the medical team.
  • To provide physiotherapy cover of CFC Academy, Chelsea WSLA and Regional Talent Centre training sessions, home and away matches, including national and international tournaments as required.
  • To provide first aid cover for sessions at the Cobham training ground and Stamford Bridge.
  • To contribute to the introduction and implementation of any injury prevention and performance enhancement programs as required.
  • To conduct injury assessment and treatment for players in conjunction with other medical staff members.
  • To implement individual player treatments and rehabilitation programmes as part of the medical team.
  • To be responsible for the organisation and completion of all necessary paperwork associated with the role as requested by coaching and admin staff and club medical staff.
•       Contribute to the accurate diagnosis and prognosis of injured players and provide written, organised player treatment and rehabilitation programmes.
•       Carry out professional treatment standards on all players as set out by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Core Standards of Physiotherapy Practice (as documented in player’s notes).
•       Effective communications with the Medical Department Members, squad Managers’, Coaches, Players and their families as required.
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.
  • Have a drivers’ licence and own car.
  • FA Intermediate Trauma and Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF) certificate or FA Advanced Trauma and Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) certificate – This can be completed after successful interview but work cannot be offered until successful completion of the course.
  • Have more than 3 years post-graduate experience.
  • Be motivated and have a dynamic approach to their work.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Be comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Be comfortable working evenings and weekends and variable hours on a weekly basis.
•       Previous experience working in sport, particularly with children.
The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Chelsea Football Club policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act. The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company's premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Safeguarding Lead. 
Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. As a consequence, Chelsea FC may require any successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to working at our premises. Successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening appropriate to the post applied for. 
The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers.  
The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.