Academy Head of Sports Science & Medicine

  • Fleetwood Town FC
  • Poolfoot Farm, Thornton-Cleveleys, UK
  • 15 Feb, 2024
Full time Academy EFL Leadership & Management Medical Sports Science Youth

Job Description

We have exciting opportunity available for a highly motivated, innovative and committed individual, to undertake a full-time role as our new Academy Head of Sports Science & Medicine.

The successful applicant will have gained experience and extensive knowledge from working within elite sport.

Main role:

To lead the Sports Science & Medical provision for all Academy players, being the line manager for all S&C & (Physio)Therapist Academy staff. 

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • To lead the Academy Performance Team to plan, deliver and support the physical and medical provision for all Academy players (U9 – U21)
  • To operate within a wider club structure, offering operative services to individual and teams of players across the club
  • To lead the Performance department in line with the club policy and EPPP guidelines, taking the lead on auditory services on behalf of the Academy
  • Contribute to the professional development of the Academy Performance department, ensuring the department continues to innovate and find strategic ways of improving
  • Ensure the physical & medical progress of players is recorded daily on PMA
  • Be an innovative leader
  • Lead on the collection and data usage to impact player development
  • Lead the medical department for the treatment and rehabilitation of Academy players daily (U9-U23)
  • To lead on and undertake regular CPD and training relevant for the role to progress the Performance department.
  • Create robust processes for the acute treatment of players through to return to play, ensuring consistency across all staff in the department
  • Lead on staff and player education
  • Promote an holistic approach when working with individuals’ teams on physical development and performance
  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary team that works collaboratively to support the development of young people
  • To assist the Elite Performance Team with the First Team Squads on a daily basis, as and when required
  • To provide support for the Elite Performance Team (1st team) when required for training/ match days.


  • MSc in Physiotherapy
  • Full and in date membership/ registration: Chartered Physiotherapist (CSP) and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Current ATMIFF qualification
  • Experience of working as a Physiotherapist within an elite sporting environment
  • Have or working towards BASES
  • Experience of leading and delivering on full stage rehabilitation plans
  • FA Safeguarding Children.


  • Experience of working in an Academy under EPPP rules
  • BSc in Sports Science, S&C (or related field)
  • Knowledge of elite level requirements
  • IT literate with a knowledge of the PMA.

Fleetwood Town Football Club and Fleetwood Town Community Trust are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

This information is available in different formats if required. Please contact Fleetwood Town Football Club directly on 01253 775080.