First Team Physiotherapist - Tranmere Rovers Football Club

  • Tranmere Rovers FC
  • Wirral, UK
  • 24 Nov, 2022
Full time Medical Physiotherapy

Job Description


Job title: First Team Physiotherapist

Salary & Hours: Dependent on experience, 40 hours per week

Job role: To oversee the rehabilitation and screening of first team players

Responsible to & directed by: Chairman

Liaison with: First Team Management, Club Secretary

Responsible for:  

·       Sports Rehabilitator / Therapist

Main duties:


* To provide physiotherapy services to all players.

* To promote and protect the health and well-being of all players.

* To monitor and assess all players for their fitness and injury status to train or play.

* To assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate all injuries and illnesses, analysing and designing the safest and quickest strategy to ensure a full return to training.

* To be responsible for pitch-side assessment and treatment of players during training and matches.

* To provide injury rehabilitation training of players, in conjunction with the Head of Sports Science, in preparation for return to play.

* To communicate injury status, rehabilitation strategies and return to training projections to the management team.

* To liaise and assist the Head of Medical & Sports Science in the continuous development and achievement of the objectives of the Medical & Sports Science function.


* To arrange and undertake pre-registration medical screenings and musculo-skeletal examinations, in conjunction with the Club Doctor.


* To liaise with the first team manager as regards the requirements of the first team squad.

* To assist the Club Secretary with the administration of the FA Premier League Medical Care Scheme.

* To maintain accurate and updated medical records of all First Team players

* To conduct an audit of injuries and provide Board-level reports.

* To ensure the Club and players are compliant with all medical and anti-doping guidelines, rules and regulations of the governing bodies.

* To ensure all medical supplies and equipment are fully stocked, replenished and secured as required.

* To liaise with medical staff of international players to ensure they are managed appropriately whilst away on international duty.

* To liaise with other football club medical staff of loan players to ensure they are informed whilst on loan.

* To manage the medical budget for all diagnoses and treatments, as agreed with the Board.

* To undertake appropriate professional development to keep abreast of industry best practice, especially in highlighted areas of weakness.

* To contribute to research into all aspects of football performance by implementing original studies of research, and maintaining accurate records of player physical characteristics throughout the training year.

* To source cover for sessions / matchdays if required


* To supervise and provide support for the Sports Rehabilitator / Therapist

* To supervise the secondments of physiotherapy interns in the department

Requirements for the post:

·       BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or higher degree;

·      Registered as a Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council;

·       Up to date ATMMiF qualification (or equivalent);

·       Excellent communication skills;

·       Excellent organisation skills;

·       Appropriate child protection/Disclosure certification;

·       UK Full Driving Licence;

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

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


To apply, please send an up to date CV and covering letter to