Senior Physiotherapist

  • Hartlepool United Football Club
  • Hartlepool/Durham
  • 24 Nov, 2022
Full time Medical Physiotherapy

Job Description

Job Title:   Senior Physiotherapist

Department:        First Team Medical – Report to First Team Manager

Location:     Maiden Castle, Durham Sports Campus & The Suit Direct Stadium, Hartlepool

Hours: To cover weekday training and matchdays with some flexibility required

Salary:  Competitive


Hartlepool United Football Club are looking to recruit a full-time Physiotherapist to provide and coordinate medical services for all the first team players within a interdisciplinary approach.

The Senior Physiotherapist will work along with the head of sports science to develop and deliver injury prevention strategies, S&C programmes and deliver rehab to injured players. To help maximise player performance, enhance recovery and reduce the likelihood of injuries within the first team.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

·         Lead the medical department at Hartlepool United FC

·         Provide medical care for all Hartlepool United first Team Players

·         To provide pitch side cover for all Hartlepool United First Team Home & Away fixtures including overnight journeys where necessary

·         Ensure all relevant First Team Management Staff are clearly communicated to on a regular basis with regards to all medical issues and injuries

·         Oversee the development and implementation of prehab and rehab programmes for all Hartlepool United First Team Players

·         Responsible for updating the Clubs Emergency Action Plan at The Suit Direct Stadium and the Training Ground at Maiden Castle

·         To provide the appropriate examination, assessment and treatment of First Team Players when required, including the referral (where necessary) to internal and external medical professionals

·         To keep an up to date and accurate database of treatment and work with all Hartlepool United First Team Players, including current medical status, medical notes and recordings of rehabilitation sessions

·         Where appropriate, assist and advise the Head of Sports Science

·         Liaise with the Club Doctors as and when necessary

·         To adhere to EFL Rules & Regulations and ensure protocols are followed at all times


Essential Qualifications:

·         Bsc (Hons) Physiotherpay

·         HCPC Registered

·         FA Level 4 Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMIF)

·         FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMIF)

·         A valid full UK Driver’s License

Desirable Skills & Experience:

·         2 year’s experience working in the medical department of a professional football/sports club

·         Experience working pitch side / matchdays at a professional football club

·         The ability to work calmly under pressure

·         The ability to work effectively and safely, whilst working both independent and as part of a team

·         To always adhere to confidently and data protection procedures

Desirable Qualities:

·         A genuine team player

·         Excellent levels of communication

·         Takes responsibility for ensuring tasks are completed to a high standard

·         Excellent timekeeping skills

·         Hardworking & Enthusiastic

Other Information

Hartlepool United FC is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment and in which all decisions are based on merit.

It is our policy to treat all workers and job applicants equally and fairly irrespective of their sex, marital status, civil partnership status, trans-gender status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, national origin, culture, religion, age or disability.

Safer Recruitment

Hartlepool United Football Club are committed to safeguarding children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer. The job holder will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.



To apply for the above position, please send your CV and cover letter to Ray Murphy, Closing date for applicants is 30th November2022 with interviews to be held the following week.