Poste à pourvoir: Reading Football Club

Club: Reading FC
Contract: Full Time
Closing Date: 9th March 2020
How to Apply:
Job Title: U23 Academy Physiotherapist
Employer: Reading Football Club
Location: Training Grounds
Contract: Full time, permanent
Salary & Benefits:  £34,810 per annum
Paid day off to celebrate your birthday
Employee Assistance Programme with free access to help, advice and support
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: 37.5 hours per week on a flexible basis, to include evening and weekend working
Department: Academy
Reporting to: Head of Academy Physiotherapy

Job Purpose
-To have the responsibility of delivering a high-quality evidence based medical support service primary to all Professional -Development Phase players but primarily all players in the U23 playing squad.
Main duties: 
To lead the provision of physiotherapy/medical services to all players in the U23 squad, in conjunction with the Head of Academy Physiotherapy (HAP).
To have a close working relationship with the First Team medical department to ensure effective communication with the transition of players into the 1st team environment.
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 lead the delivery of the RFC injury risk reduction programme to the U23 squad in alignment with current evidence and departmental principles, in both group and individual settings.
To support the Academy medical team as required in attending player medical/Specialist appointments.
To provide pitch side trauma cover at U23s fixtures.
To assist in coordinating pitch-side medical and trauma provisions (Doctors, Paramedics, stretcher bearer team) for U23 fixtures, in liaison with HAP.
To maintain and co-ordinate up-to-date cardiac screening for all U23 squad players in compliance with FA/EFL/PL requirements, in liaison with HAP.
To lead, implement and follow clubs U23 player screening and monitoring protocols on daily, weekly and yearly basis, e.g. medical screening and squeezes.
To assist with medical provisions to the U9-U18 squads and beyond as directed by HAP, when appropriate.
To provide accurate assessment and diagnoses of all academy injuries.
To provide, log and develop high quality evidence-based treatment and rehabilitation of U23 and Academy players.
To provide and maintain up to date records of Screening Protocols as directed by HAP and in conjunction with EPPP requirements.
To maintain accurate records of injuries and medical interventions on the Clubs PMA system.
To maintain and deliver up to date, comprehensive and accurate age specific (throughout the academy as directed by HAP) injury audits at 6-weekly intervals.
To maintain and update qualifications and CPD by both contributing to the club’s medical department in-service program and attending external course, in liaison with the HAP.
To attend department, Multidisciplinary, phase specific meetings as directed by HAP.
To perform any other duties as requested by Head Physiotherapist, Head of Academy Physiotherapy, and Academy Manager.
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.
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: 
Please send your CV and covering letter to arrive by the closing date of Monday 9th March 2020 at 12 noon
Please note we reserve the right to interview prior to the close date.


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