Senior Academy Physiotherapist

  • Wigan Athletic Football Club
  • DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Robin Park Road, Wigan, UK
  • 21 Nov, 2023
Full time Academy Physiotherapy Youth

Job Description

Wigan Athletic Football Club is looking to recruit a Senior Academy Physiotherapist to lead the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries for academy players, within the Professional Development Phase and Youth Development Phase.

Working hours: Varied, including Evenings and Weekends

Contract type: Permanent Full Time

You Will:

  • Leading the Physiotherapy cover for the school release program for the U15-U16s players and assist the Head of Sports Science & Medicine with the Under 18’s & Under 23’s squad players.
  • Providing physiotherapy cover for under 18 and under 23 training sessions based at Christopher Park & Stadium Way.
  • Providing match day cover for matches concerning the above age group
  • Assessing, treating, and rehabilitating players through all stages of rehabilitation.
  • Working in collaboration with Academy sports science staff on end stage rehabilitation programmes with injured players.
  • Completing specific strength, power, and proprioception work as well as field-based rehabilitation for return to play.
  • Following the appropriate treatment programme for players and provide records of those treatments via an online records system (PMA).
  • Working closely with the Academy Coaches to keep them fully informed on the treatments, rehabilitation programmes and fitness of players within the age group.
  • Communicating effectively with all members of the team (Coaches, Strength & Conditioners etc.) regarding squad availability, injury status and rehabilitation progress.
  • Assisting with the provision of injury prevention screening and strategies.
  • Accompanying academy players and other WAFC players (when required) to consultations and investigations.
  • Working in collaboration with all members of the medical and sport science department across the Academy and first team to promote best practice and contribute to department CPD sessions.
  • Accurately recording medical notes via our online system in keeping with CSP standards and completing weekly injury reports.

 The successful candidate will:


  • BSc degree in Physiotherapy.
  • Health and Care Professions council (HCPC) registered.
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP).
  • Current ATMMiF First Aid Qualification.


  • Demonstrable clinical experience.
  • Experience of working with young athletes, preferably in professional football.

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Evidence of an ongoing CPD portfolio and commitment to continuous professional development
  • Ability to use the PMA on-line system for medical documentation.
  • Strong anatomy and physiological knowledge.
  • Good understanding of stages of rehabilitation and exercise progression and how to apply them.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to adapt and take on new initiatives.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to plan and organise work effectively.
  • Strong team working skills.
  • Flexible to meet the requirements of the needs of the business.
  • Willingness to learn and continuously develop.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to different sites.