Part-Time Academy Physio

  • Rotherham United Football Club
  • Rotherham, UK
  • 26 May, 2024
Part time Academy EFL Medical Physiotherapy Sports Therapy Youth

Job Description

Join the Academy setup at Rotherham United!

Contract - 20 hour fixed term contract 8 July 2024 – 11 May 2025

Salary - DOE

The role:

  • The role will be set contracted hours for 20 hours a week.
  • To cover academy evening training ( 14 hours ) and  academy games on a Sunday ( 6 hours )
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of physiotherapy and medical cover for our Under 9 to Under 16 year old players. And where appropriate to work alongside the head of medical.
  • This role includes providing medical cover and running a rehabilitation clinic in the evenings, and on Sunday’s to coincide with academy games.
  • Expenses will be provided where appropriate. Successful candidates will be expected to work independently. This is a great opportunity to develop assessment, treatment and rehabilitation skills in a professional sporting environment.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring medical support services are present at all Academy sessions and games.
  • To ensure record keeping is completed in a timely and efficient manner, meeting the APP guidelines.
  • To assist with the Sports Science department to implement effective conditioning programmes and player testing; and in the delivery of pre-habilitation / injury prevention sessions.
  • Liaise with the Head of Academy Physiotherapy; providing regular updates.



  • Hold a degree in Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy.
  • Pitch-side trauma training/qualification (ITMiFF/ATMiFF/IFAS)
  • Or equivalent
  • RFL Immediate Medical Management on the Field of Play (IMMoFP)
  • RFU Pre Hospital Immediate Care in Sport (PHICIS)
  • Medical Cardiac & Pitch Side Skills (SCRUMCAPS)
  • Be associated with the relevant governing body (ie. CSP, HCPC, BASRAT).
  • Possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have IT skills sufficient to manage the demands of Performance Management Application (PMA).
  • A flexible approach to working hours is essential as working evenings and weekends is a requirement of this role, as well as attendance to both. home and away fixtures
  • Must hold a valid full driving license and have use of a vehicle.
  • Interest in paediatrics/clinical sporting environments.
  • Willingness to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.



  • Previous pitch-side experience
  • Knowledge of the Academy Performance Plan (APP)
  • Experience working in a sporting interdisciplinary team


Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding:

The post holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the Club’s Equal Opportunities Policy, with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent Health and Safety Legislation.

Rotherham United is an equal opportunities employer and a signatory to the new FA Football Leadership Diversity Code and all applicants for employment will be given equal opportunities irrespective of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin.

These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities within Rotherham United Football Club, commensurate with the post without changing the character of the post. This post will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) check with a barred list check. The applicant may be required to submit a CRC application if they do not hold and FA CRC Certificate. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Information on all convictions including spent convictions must be declared, in line with the new Government Filtering System.

Rotherham United takes safeguarding very seriously and is committed to ensuring that all children and adults at risk are safeguarded at all times when engaging in Club activities or services. The club has numerous safeguarding policies and best practice guidelines to support this and expects all employees to adopt such policies and practices at all times.

The club adheres to strict guidelines, policies and procedures when recruiting staff who work with children and/or adults at risk and is committed to ensuring staff receive appropriate safeguarding training suitable to their role/s. Successful applicants are expected to share the club’s approach to safeguarding at all times.