Academy Physiotherapist / Sports Therapist / Rehabilitator

£10.00 hourly
  • Blackpool Football Club
  • Bloomfield Road, Blackpool (with travel to the training venue)
  • 10 Jun, 2022
Temporary Academy

Job Description

Job Title:         Academy Physiotherapist / Sports Therapist / Rehabilitator

Reports to:     Head of Academy Physiotherapist; Head of Academy Sports Scientist; Academy Coaches

Location:        Myerscough College Sports Centre

However, flexibility on location is required (Home and Away Fixtures/Change of training venue)

Hours:             As and when required – Part Time & Casual

Mainly midweek evenings and weekends but not limited to. Hours of work offered may vary

Pay Rate:        £10.00 per hour

 Who we are:

 Blackpool Football Club is an English professional association football club based in the seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire.

 The club was founded in 1887 and has a very storied history, from being a founding member of the Lancashire League in 1889, rising to the Top-Flight of the Football League (the old First Division) in 1930, to winning the FA Cup in 1953 and being promoted to the Premier League in 2010 (becoming the first club to gain promotion from every division of the Football League via the play-off system.)

 The team are competing in the Championship, the second tier of the English Football League, having gained promotion from League One in 2020–21.

 The club have played their home games at Bloomfield Road since 1901.

About the role:

 To assist and deliver medical provision of Blackpool Football Club Academy players (U9-U16s). Focussing on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries.

 Key Responsibilities and Duties:


  • To be committed to delivering excellent medical provision of elite Academy players. Ensuring appropriate assessment and diagnosis of injuries sustained.
  • To ensure safe and appropriate therapeutic and rehabilitation interventions are administered. Implementing injury prevention strategies where required.
  • To provide medical cover for both training and match days as required.
  • To ensure the maintenance of comprehensive medical records using PMA.
  • To be committed to ensuring the welfare and safeguarding of elite Academy players. Maintaining professional boundaries and promoting their well-being needs.
  • Adhering to club policies at all times.
  • To assist in the delivery of gym-based sessions and fitness testing of Academy players, when required.
  • To liaise with coaches, parents, players and the Head Academy Physiotherapist in the medical provision of academy players.
  • To attend all club meetings, relevant courses and in-service training relevant to your role, when required.
  • To ensure complete confidentiality of all Academy players.
  • To maintain up-to-date qualifications and CPD events.
  • To comply with all the Clubs ‘Code of Conduct’ regulations.
  • To undertake mandatory training on Safeguarding, Club Equality and Diversity, Prevent and Health and Safety.


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.

Person Specification

Qualifications (Essential)

  • BSc Physiotherapy, BSc Sports Rehabilitation or BSc Sports Therapy.
  • Registration with appropriate governing body (CSP, HCPC, BASRaT, MSST).
  • Holds (or willing to obtain) FA Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football qualification (ITMMiF).
  • Holds (or willing to obtain) FA Safeguarding qualification.

Experience (Essential)

  • Experience in an elite-sporting Academy setting.
  • Experience using PMA to record medical notes.

Knowledge & Skills (Essential)

  • Excellent anatomical knowledge.
  • Experience dealing with paediatric injuries and conditions. Knowledge of the demands of football and a footballing environment.
  • Knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP).

Personal Qualities

  • Dynamic personality and positive attitude to work.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Conscientious, organised and provide work on time and in detail.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Work at a fast pace to meet the needs of the Academy.
  • The ability to work well on own initiative, as well as being a team player.
  • Having a professional and flexible approach to work.
  • Loyal, committed, reliable and enthusiastic.
  • The commitment to continued professional development.
  • Valid UK Driving Licence.

Safeguarding:  Blackpool Football Club Ltd and the EFL are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.  Posts advertised may require Enhanced Criminal Record Checks and may include checks against the Barred lists, as such it is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  Therefore, all convictions, including spent convictions that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS should be declared. 

Recruitment checks: You will also be required to provide details of referees for the previous five years working history or referees whilst in full time education. 

Equality and Diversity:  Employees must always carry out their duties with due regard to Blackpool Football Club’s policies and procedures.  The employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.

Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Mission Statement: At Blackpool Football Club we aim to provide an enjoyable experience for all supporters and hold inclusion and anti-discrimination at the core of our values. We are committed to creating an environment which welcomes and respects people from all communities, promoting equality and diversity at Bloomfield Road and its associated premises. As a Club we recognise the nine protected characteristics (age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation) under the Equality Act 2010 and will play an active role in supporting inclusion and putting an end to discrimination.  

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 relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.

Blackpool Football Club is an equal opportunities employer. 


Application deadline: 30 Jun 2022