First Team Doctor - Tottenham Hotspur Women

  • Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Co Ltd
  • Tottenham, London, UK
  • 12 May, 2024
Part time Leadership & Management Medical Premier League Womens Football

Job Description

Job description

Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London.

Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

 

In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts, and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.

 

The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.

Tottenham Hotspur has:

  • A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
  • A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
  • Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company.
  • A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040.
  • An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes.

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

  • To contribute to the aims and objectives of the Medical and Sports Science department through the provision of Sports Medicine and general practice.
  • To become embedded in an innovative medical team which strives to achieve optimal results in the areas of performance, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, while providing elite care for players.
  • Develop and align the Women’s 1st team and Academy SM support to the football performance strategy of the club and 1st team coach.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Four day a week position providing assessment clinics as directed by The Head of Medical Services (job share considered)
  • To work closely with the Head of Medicine in the diagnosis of injuries and illness for Women’s First Team and Academy
  • Develop and manage external referrals and communication with multisport doctors/consultants and out of hours support, working closely with physiotherapists, sports therapists, and other members of the MDT as relevant.
  • To create successful and professional relationships with staff whilst maintaining professional distance from playing staff at all times.
  • To facilitate an environment in which our athletes can prepare for the demands of training and playing at an elite level.
  • Involved in all aspects of whereabouts, drug and doping player information and be available to oversee the doping processes whenever required. Promote anti-doping policies in line with WADA and advise athletes on banned drugs.
  • Contribute to the multidisciplinary team which aims to align with the practice and performance planning of the coaches.
  • To observe, monitor and react to the ever-evolving world of Sports Medicine; keeping up to date with all current research developments and changes in professional regulations.
  • Develop and keep policies and procedures updated to proactively mitigate medical risk to senior players, including medicines management and concussion (alongside their GP)
  • Support with medical screening for the signings of all new players as well as regular medical health screenings of first team players and Academy.
  • Provide support out of hours in sports medicine and general practice, when required.
  • Help to create a Female Athlete health process and implement into the daily lives of the 1st Team players.
  • Order and maintain drug supplies and medical clinical equipment.
  • Match Day cover.
  • Comfortable working with the full spectrum of injuries you would expect in women’s high-performance environment.
  • Keep accurate medical records using a computerised note system

 

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

Specific Experience: 

  • GMC registered, with evidence of successful on-going appraisal and revalidation under the GMC
  • License to practise in the UK 
  • Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine or an equivalent or higher professional qualification as otherwise approved by The Football Association
  • ATMIFF qualification (desirable)
  • High level of medical understanding of common sporting and general medical aliments and appropriate medical treatment options
  • Experience as a Team Doctor in Sport 
  • Experience in coach and athlete education in high performance sport

 

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge:

 

  • An understanding of the FSEM Code of Conduct
  • Track record of successfully integrating into established and developing coaching team
  • Excellent planning and communication skills with experience participating in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Be a good role model for staff and players in the elite sport environment in terms of knowledge, behaviour, and development.
  • Maintain high professional standards at all time and conform to expected behaviours in terms of clinical practice and confidentiality
  • Ability to liaise with international medical teams.
  • Have the ability to work in a fast-moving environment
  • Possess communication skills that are clear, engaging and responsive.
  • Be willing and able to travel away from home including to international tours and tournaments, including weekends, bank holidays, and evening work
  • Demonstrates good work ethic and high output

 

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to an Enhanced DBS check with child’s barred list.

 

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.