Academy Lead Physiotherapist

  • Newport County AFC
  • Newport, UK
  • 17 May, 2024
Full time Academy EFL Leadership & Management Medical Physiotherapy Sports Therapy Youth

Job Description

Job Purpose - An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Academy as Lead Physiotherapist. This is a full-time position and a crucial part of the Academy’s success. The Lead Physiotherapist is to lead the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of all Academy players, contributing to ensure all aspects of the Elite Performance Plan (EPPP) criteria are met, with direct responsibility for medical provisions for the Academy.


Remuneration - Dependent on experience 


Role Responsibilities & Key Duties

1. Responsible for implementing the vision and philosophy for the Performance Support Department

2. Assist and support departments of the academy including Sports Science, Medicine, Psychology, Nutrition & Analysis

3. Manage the Sports Therapists & set and monitor the department’s KPIs and ensure they are being maximised.

4. Ensure delivery of performance screening, testing, and profiling across the departments.

5. Provide medical feedback to all academy staff in the 12-week reviews.

6. Support on delivery for the development programme when required

7. Support on delivery of treatment to injured players when needed

8. Plan and deliver CPD to coaches, parents, and players regarding key areas in performance support

9. Manage a network of performance support interns throughout the season, providing continued support and guidance

10. Provide feedback to coaches

11. Work with 1st team staff, Academy Manager and Sporting Director to link and align the Academy Performance Support Department to the 1st team and club philosophy.  

12. Ensure the implementation of data recording and provide insights for improved player performance.