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Poste à pourvoir : Manchester United Women’s Team



LEAD PHYSIOTHERAPIST, WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM

Club: Manchester United FC
 
Contract: Full Time
 
Closing Date: 28th July 2020
 
How to Apply

APPLY: https://www.manutd.com/en/club/jobs/permanent-and-temporary-opportunities
 

Purpose:

To provide physiotherapy services to the Club Players.


The Role:

The key responsibilities of the post (all relating to the 1st team) are:

 

Training / Matches

To be in attendance at all training sessions and matches played by the Club throughout the season and pre-season
To be responsible for the day to day delivery of high level injury prevention, 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, in collaboration with the rest of the Club medical staff
Equipment / Facilities

To ensure all medical equipment and procedures are regularly reviewed and maintained at the appointed training venue
 

Insurance

To be responsible for the organisation of physiotherapy / medical cover for the squads training, matches and tours in accordance with the Football Association guidelines and women’s team performance plan
 

Record Keeping & Communication

To maintain up-to date, thorough, accurate and confidentially safe medical records for female players
To assist in the collection and evaluation of ‘Readiness to Return to Training’ measures
To liaise effectively with the coaching staff on a regular basis in order to keep them informed of players’ availability for matches and training
To take an active role in all medical meetings and other planning meetings
Health / Injury Management

To, in conjunction with the Women’s Team Doctor, oversee the development, co-ordination and implementation of all medical musculoskeletal matters in relation to the female playing staff
To assess with the Women’s Team Doctor all players re fitness and injury status. This may involve assessment / discussion with players and other professionals who may have been involved in their care. This will include regular reassessment and assist to decide, in conjunction with the Women’s Team Doctor, on players’ fitness to train and play
To provide evidence-based treatment and develop football-specific injury rehabilitation programmes aimed at speedy, safe and full recovery
To have particular responsibility for all medical / health related matters pertaining to the Women’s football team
To be involved in the counselling process of all players covering medical / health related matters
To accompany players to medical consultations, possibly at short notice, ensuring the player receives optimal care and advice at all times
To co-ordinate, in conjunction with the Women’s Team Doctor, all aspects of medical screening, assessment, treatment and management of football-specific rehabilitation of female players
To work alongside the Women’s Team Doctor in order to deliver recovery and injury prevention strategies to all players both immediately after games and on recovery days
To educate players on responsible management of injuries and injury prevention strategies, medical screening, FA doping controls programme and medical research
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

To actively participate in personal CPD development in keeping with CSP guidelines
To maintain accredited Sports First Aid course (AREA) and continued postgraduate medical education including courses relevant to the job. This should include attendance at medical meetings arranged by the various associations on specific topics of relevance
To attend briefings, courses and seminars at the Football Association Medical Education Centre when necessary
Continuous Improvement

To contribute to the department moving forward through undertaking relevant research projects and contributing to others carrying out research
To evaluate current practice on a regular basis
Patient Confidentiality

To ensure all aspects of the role are bound by professional confidentiality
 

Budget monitoring

To monitor expenditure on medical supplies, treatment etc. against the approved annual budget
 

Staffing

To lead, manage and coach the Women’s Football Team Physiotherapist
To build a pool of casual physiotherapists who can provide cover for annual leave, sickness and any other emergency situations.
 

Behaviour

To uphold the standards of sportsmanship, behaviour and playing style expected at Manchester United
To ensure the Club adheres to The FA standards for safeguarding women
To create a working environment:
In which staff feel comfortable evaluating their own and others’ performance
That is conducive with creativity, innovation and inventiveness in which staff can identify areas of operation that would benefit from a fresh approach
Where staff are encouraged, and keen, to suggest innovative approaches to problems
Which maximises staff participation by inspiring staff to take ownership of advancements and makes staff feel important and valuable
 

The Person:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Hold current ‘Chartered Society of Physiotherapists’ membership
Be a registered member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Have an ATMMiF Level 5.
Ability to demonstrate empathy and strong ‘bedside manner’ with injured players
Ability to motivate players to cope with and manage any setbacks
Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful, strong strategic relationships with Club staff and players
Aware of diversity and equality challenges in football
Empathy and commitment to the long term development of the game
Willingness to work weekends
Willingness to travel with the squad to tours, tournaments, festivals and camps when required
Ability to travel independently
The successful candidate should exhibit pride in performance and possess high standards in the provision of service to Manchester United’s internal and external customers.
A willingness to work flexible hours in accordance with the demands of the role.
MUFC Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk in our work place.

Due to this post being in regulated activity, the potential employee will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level.




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