Poste à pourvoir: Reading Football Club

Job title: Academy Physiotherapist Employer:
Reading Football Club Location: Hogwood Park/Bearwood Park Training Grounds Contract:
Full time, permanent Salary: £22,000.00 per annum

• Auto-enrolment into the Club’s pension scheme (depending on eligibility)
• Group Life Protection (death in service cover)
• Club discounts and offers

Hours of work: 37½ hrs on a flexible basis, to include evening & weekend working Department:
Academy Reporting to: Head of Academy Physiotherapy

Job purpose
To liaise with the Head of Academy Physiotherapy and with the Academy Physiotherapist team to deliver a high quality evidence based medical support service to all players in the Academy.
To provide medical services to the Full-time and Hybrid programs at various Reading FC training venues.
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Main duties
To liaise effectively with the academy coaching staff on a daily basis in order to keep them informed of player’s availability for academy matches and training.
To provide and assist with the delivery of a pre-hab programme to U9-U21 squads in alignment with current evidence and departmental principles, in both group and individual settings.
To support and assist with the Academy Injury Clinic under the guidance of the Head of Academy Physiotherapy and the Academy Physiotherapist team.
To provide and coordinate pitch-side trauma cover for all weekend fixtures and festivals and any other game as required.
To implement and follow clubs player screening and monitoring protocols on daily, weekly and yearly basis, e.g medical screening and squeezes
To assist with medical provisions to the Pro-Phase Squad and beyond, when appropriate, as directed by Head of Academy Physiotherapy
To provide accurate assessment and diagnoses of all academy injuries
To provide, log and develop high quality evidence based treatment and rehabilitation of Academy players.
To provide and maintain up to date records of Screening Protocols as directed by Head of Academy Physiotherpay and in conjunction with EPPP requirements.
To maintain accurate records of injuries and medical interventions on Club PMA.
To maintain and deliver up to date, comprehensive and accurate age specific (throughout the academy as directed by Head of Academy Physiotherapy) injury audits at 6-weekly intervals.
To maintain and update qualifications and CPD by both contributing to the clubs medical department in-service program and attending external course, in liaison with the Head of Academy Physiotherapy
To using effective communication to liaise with all appropriate staff in relation to the above listed responsibilities.
To respond to all enquires within Reading Football Club Charter guidelines.
To adhere to a strict code of confidentiality in respect of any information relating to Reading Football Club and its operation
To be presentable at all times when working and demonstrate that you can represent the face of the club in the manner expected
To maintain Reading Football Club’s Safeguarding (Child Protection), Health, Safety and Equal Opportunity procedures and practice
To act in a manner that supports the Club’s Vision and Values at all times

Person specification
Essential Desirable Qualifications
• BSc Hons Physiotherapy
• HCPC registered
• CSP registered
• Sports trauma qualification
• MSc in Physiotherapy or related studies
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• 1-2 years of working in elite sport preferably a Team sport
• Understanding of EPPP

• An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities in employment and sport

• Computer Literacy including MS office and Excel
• Encourage, maintain and manage elite footballers
• High work ethic
• Committed to offering world class support services to young and aspiring footballers

• Strong commitment to developing elite athletes.
• Ability to work irregular and unsocial hours as required involving work outside normal office hours, at evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
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. It is a criminal offence for a barred person to attempt to engage with vulnerable group
Closing date for applications:
3pm, Thursday 12th December 2019 Contact:
If you feel you meet the above specification please send your CV and covering letter to:
We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date.


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