Academy Doctor

  • Leicester City Football Club
  • Remote (Leicester, UK)
  • 13 Feb, 2021
Full time Academy Medical Premier League

Job Description

Leicester City Football Club are looking to appoint a full-time or full-time equivalent medical leader to cover the extensive work at the Academy.

About the role 

The candidate would have overall accountability for all medical issues and would lead a highly-experienced and diverse medical team to meet the challenges of working within the football environment.

 

Who we’re looking for

The job holder will be expected to lead on all medical-related issues and follow reporting lines on a daily basis.

The role involves line management of several members of key staff to ensure the optimisation of the physical and mental wellbeing of footballers within the Academy.

Close liaison with the players’ families and general practitioners will be important.

A big part of the job is the practical input into the physical development of the players, guiding them through injury treatment and injury prevention and assisting the players and coaches at times of training and on matchdays.

There will be a strong link with the senior squad at the Club, which will involve shared education initiatives as well as some training and matchday cover.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience and skills in the following:

  • High level of experience and competence in musculoskeletal medicine
  • Experience in the use of diagnostic ultrasound and injection techniques
  • Competent and comfortable with medical protocols and processes required to cater for issues relating to duty of care and clinical governance
  • Strong ability to work within a team and be a decision maker
  • Promote the educational development and personal development of other members of the medical team
  • Strong sense of innovation and how to further the aims and objectives of the Football Club

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications...

Essential:

  • The candidate must be qualified in medicine and registered with The General Medical Council
  • The candidate must be qualified in sports medicine
  • The candidate must have completed a course governing competence in rescue from the field of play and basic life support (through the RFU, FA or equivalent).
  • Willingness to comply with extensive office-based work in line with a Category 1 Football Academy heads medical role
  • Comply with all aspects of clinical governance and duty of care as defined by The General Medical Council.
     

Desirable: 

  • Experience of working in Premier League Football at academy or senior level.
  • Working knowledge of the requirements of the English Premier League Elite Player Performance Plan

 

About The Club

Knowing some of the history of Leicester City Football Club helps you appreciate the sense of community, spirit and family for which the Foxes are renowned for.

Formed in 1884, the Club has been in the Premier League since 2014 when the Foxes returned to the Premier League as the Championship title winners. In 2016, Leicester City became Premier League champions. This remarkable achievement qualified them for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history and reached the quarter-finals.

Under the stewardship of King Power and the Club’s CEO Susan Whelan, Leicester City Football Club is deeply committed to the local community and its supporters and continually strives to ensure that every point of engagement with fans is truly world class including the experience on matchdays. Investment in the Club continues, with the opening of a new 180-acre Training Ground in north Leicester.

Ultimately, the Club’s vision is as exciting as it is simple: we believe that together, it’s possible. We value and respect individual difference and recognise that the diversity of our staff contributes to our success off the pitch. Our inclusive culture and approach is supported by our Stonewall Diversity Champions partnership, our Time to Change pledge and our status as a Disability Confident employer.

 

Benefits Package  

Leicester City Football Club offers a competitive salary and pension scheme with life assurance to all its permanent employees. Employees are able to benefit from free onsite parking as well as an onsite subsidised staff restaurant. Employees also benefit from up to 33 days’ annual leave including bank holidays.

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identify or expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled shortly after the closing date and successful candidates will be contacted about the interview process.

Closing Date – 5 March, 2021