Head of Academy Physiotherapy

£35,000 - £40,000 yearly
  • Hull City Tigers Ltd
  • Bishop Burton College, York Road, Bishop Burton, Beverley, UK
  • 14 May, 2024
Full time Academy

Job Description

Hull City Football Club are looking to recruit an ambitious, vibrant and passionate  professional to join our team in the position of Head of Academy Physiotherapy.

As our Head of Academy Physiotherapy, you'll be at the forefront of providing world class medical care to players of all ages within our Academy pathway, while supporting those in the medical team with their professional development.

Position Type: Permanent, Full time working 37.5 hours per week. Hours may include evenings and weekends to cover match days.

Location: Hull City Academy, Bishop Burton College

Salary: £35-£40k dependent on experience

Closing Date: 11am Friday 19th April 2024


About the role:

Your responsibilities will include:

  •  Manage the Academy Medical department, working closely with the Academy doctor and full-time Physiotherapists
  • Oversee all injuries throughout the Academy making sure they are properly assessed and the correct rehabilitation strategies adopted
  • Arrange for any additional medical assessments and interventions from external or internal specialist as required
  • Complete regular medical audits, reviewing medical records from both full and part time medical staff, ensuring compliance with professional standards of practice
  • Lead on the implementation of injury prevention protocols
  • Assist colleagues with the completion and security of all medical insurance documentation and screening (cardiac, orthopaedic, osteopathic and podiatry) related to all Academy players
  •  Fulfil the role of a Chartered Physiotherapist in the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of PDP and YDP players, ensuring a high standard of care if maintained at all times
  • Responsible for providing emergency aid cover for Academy training sessions accompanying teams on match days as required and if requested, provide emergency aid cover for training sessions and/or games for any squad
  • Assist in the delivery of on-field and gym-based rehabilitation sessions
  • Deliver and develop of all medical/health, sports science and strength and conditioning related matters
  • Deliver and design, in conjunction with the other members of the medical and science department, daily pre-activation and injury risk reduction strategies


What are we looking for?

  • BSc (hons) or MSc in Physiotherapy - Essential
  • Chartered Physiotherapist - Desirable
  • ATMMiF certificate (level 5 emergency aid certificate) - Desirable
  • At least 2 years’ experience working within a sporting environment, ideally in elite sport and preferably football - Desirable
  • Previous people management experience - Desirable
  • High level of planning and organization, with strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to effectively communicate with players, parents and coaches in order to support health and wellbeing, injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance needs
  • Comprehensive presentation skills, with the ability to lead and deliver PDP medical/health education programmes to staff and players
  • Focused on individual player development within a team process
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours and weekends
  • The safeguarding and welfare of our players is paramount and as such this position is subject to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)


Eligibility for Employment in the UK

In accordance with current legislative requirements the successful applicant must produce documentary verification of their eligibility to work in the UK and will not be allowed to start work until this has been received.


Why choose us?

  • 20 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays), increasing to 25 days after 1 years’ full service and rising further with length of service up to a maximum of 30 days per year (+ Bank Holidays)
  • 20% off at the Tiger Leisure Store
  • 2 x season cards for you and/or your family to attend Hull City home games (following probation)
  • Free on-site parking
  • Opportunity for career progression and CPD


About the Academy

Hull City Academy develops and works with talented young footballers from the age of 8 to 23. We have made significant progress at the Academy since the Club successfully achieved its quest to gain Category Two status in the summer of 2015, with the primary focus on developing and nurturing players with outstanding potential into future first team regulars. In line with the Football Association’s Charter of Quality, the Academy prepares players of the future for the Club and enables our scholars to progress both on and off the field throughout their tenure with us.


With a number of scholars making their First Team debuts in the past three seasons, the sale of an Academy product to the Premier League and many more former Academy players currently plying their trade across Europe, this is a truly exciting time to be part of Hull City.


We are now expanding our Academy Recruitment Department to provide an opportunity to more young players from the region to follow in the footsteps of previous graduates such as Jarrod Bowen, Max Clark and Keane Lewis-Potter.


Are you Ready to join the winning team and take your career to the next level? Apply now and become a part of our journey at Hull City Football Club! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of talented young footballers. Apply before it's too late!

Please complete our application form on our club website and send through to recruitment@wearehullcity.co.uk


Hull City Tigers Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships. Hull City Equality Policy


The safeguarding and welfare of children and young people is paramount of importance to Hull City and as such this position is subject to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Hull City is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people. We expect all our Board, staff and volunteers to always adhere, demonstrate and communicate this commitment. Hull City fully accepts our responsibility to welfare and protection of children and young people therefore, our aim is for the golden thread of safeguarding to run through every element of the club’s work. Hull City Safeguarding Policy