Women's First Team Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist

  • Lewes Football Club
  • Lewes, UK
  • 17 May, 2024
Part time Physiotherapy Sports Therapy Womens Football

Job Description


Job Title: 1st Team Lead Physiotherapist

Employer: Lewes FC

Hours & Availability: Part-time role

Reports to: Head of Women’s football 

Key relationships: 1st Team Manager, Technical team & performance staff 

Location: The Dripping Pan, Lewes, Mountfield Road

Lead Physiotherapist

  • Lewes Women's FC is looking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative, passionate, and committed physiotherapist, to undertake a role as Physiotherapist overseeing the medical care of our womens 1st team players.
  • The successful applicant will have gained experience and extensive knowledge from working within elite sport and have a keen interest in evidence based, preparation, performance and recovery strategies involving professional female athletes.
  • Overseeing the care, communication, prevention, treatment, and management of injuries for female athletes 16- 35+ years old.

Application Process:  

Lewes FC prides itself as an equal opportunity employer and we encourage and welcome applications from all candidates including those from under-represented backgrounds such as women, people with disabilities, BAME and LGBTQ+ candidates.

Given the low levels of diversity in football, we understand that candidates from under-represented backgrounds are unlikely to have been given adequate opportunity in the game. Consequently, we will ensure that the application process does not unduly favour candidates with such experience over applicants without it. 

All applicants must have specific Safeguarding and Protecting Children / FA Safeguarding Children qualifications and a DBS Clearance / Enhanced FA CRC check before starting the role.

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter outlining why youd be great for the role alongside any relevant experience to applications@lewesfc.com with the subject line: Physiotherapist: Your Name”. 

The interview process will commence 23rd May 2024 

We will be accepting applicants through the interview process.  The role will be open until filled. 

Please clearly articulate in your cover letter how your experience and personal characteristics align with the values and ambitions of Lewes FC, as well as provide evidence of how your qualifications and experience match the role described below.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Attend all training sessions and Competition Matches played by the club through pre-season and season, as well as providing or arranging equivalent services to players during the off season to ensure continuity of treatment.
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of high-level injury rehabilitation and pitch side first aid / emergency care including the systems and infrastructure required to ensure that these processes are supported, documented, and reviewed appropriately.
  • Manage Medical Records with contemporaneous confidential medical and performance records using Kitman Labs, and all medical records meet the standards set by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, The Society of Sports Therapists, and the General Medical Council, as applicable.
  • Have excellent management, leadership, and communication skills with the experience, to plan, communicate, align, and integrate diverse solutions to cultivate the best medical and sport science care for athletes and clearly communicate with all players and staff.
  • Have experience and a keen interest in evidence-based practice, preparation, performance, and recovery strategies in elite women's football.
  • Understanding of injury prevention and rehabilitation of post-surgical and complex injuries common in the female athlete.
  • Reporting to the head of women’s football and work closely with clubs staff to deliver sports physiotherapy in a high-performance environment, including development and management of Pre-Hab, Rehabilitation, and Return to Play Programmes for numerous players and various injuries throughout the season.
  • Ability to make decisions and work independently as a lead of a department, managing budgets, oversight, collaboration, player care and welfare in connection with the club and team ethos, cultivating a positive, transparent high-performance ecosystem of care.
  • Have experience in elite sports ideally in womens football or elite womens sport. 

Essential requirements:

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy / BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy 
  • Have an up-to-date full Advanced Emergency Aid Qualification; this should be the Level 3 EMAiF
  • FA safeguarding 
  • Experience working in Multi-dimension team

Desirable requirements: 

  • UKSA accreditation (or working towards accreditation)
  • MSc Physiotherapy (or working towards)
  • MSc Sport Rehabilitation (or working towards)
  • Is a member of either the chartered society of physiotherapy or society of sports therapist (or an equivalent professional membership) 
  • BSc/MSc Strength & Conditioning or Level 3 UKSCA accredited
  • Have appropriate medical indemnity to treat/advise
  • Have worked in Elite Sport environment (preferably women’s elite sport)