Poste à pourvoir: West Ham United

Club: West Ham Academy FC
Contract: Full Time
Closing Date: 13th March 2020

How to Apply
To apply, please email your CV (no longer than 2 sides A4) to by Friday 13th March 2020. We encourage applicants to apply as early as possible as we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised.
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Chartered Physiotherapist to become an important member of West Ham United Academy’s Sports Medicine team, and Lead our Youth Development & Foundation Phase provision.
Role: Full-Time (includes evenings & weekends)
Salary: Competitive
Based: Chadwell Heath

Main Responsibilities:
  • Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation of injured players between U9-U16
  • Training, Match day & Tournament medical cover for U15s & U16s, and other age groups when necessary
  • Supervisory role on Academy Schoolboy Match days
  • Management of part-time Therapists
  • Organisation of Youth Development Phase & Foundation Phase screening as part of the process to aid the reduction of injury risks
  • Continually evolve and develop department policies in line with current research, guidelines & practice
  • Integrate within, and drive a culture of Elitism; with Individual development at the forefront
Staff must evidence a commitment to the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity and ensure the safety and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in any activity arranged by or in the name of the Club.
It is a requirement for staff to follow the Club’s Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay, allegations of abuse, poor practice or which is or may, impact on the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk. After contacting and taking guidance from the Safeguarding Team, staff must use the Club’s Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS) to record the concern within 24 hours unless directed to do otherwise.

Equal Opportunities: 
  1. To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion and age.
  2. To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients.
Person Specification:
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • ATMMIF qualification
  • Previous experience of working with elite young athletes
  • Good understanding of growth & maturation and its implications on the development of athletes
  • Experience of planning and delivering treatment & rehabilitation of sports injuries
  • Effective and appropriate communication skills
  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant field
  • Experience working within a Football Academy
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Experience using PMA
  • Good understanding of the expectations of a Category 1 Academy according to the EPPP
  • We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities in employment and have been accredited with the being Disability Confident Leader. We will actively promote equality and equal opportunities in our business to ensure that individuals receive treatment that is fair and equitable and consistent with their relevant aptitudes, potential skills and abilities. Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted and trained on the basis of objective criteria.
West Ham United FC is committed to equality and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Positions that involve working with such groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including DBS Disclosure at enhanced level.
We believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our creativity and delivers the best commercial performance. We are, therefore seeking applications from high quality people, whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our company.
As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of our staff.
Candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


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