U9-16 Schoolboy Therapist

U9-16 Schoolboy Therapist

Website Portsmouth Football Club

– Salary: Pay is £35 per training / clinic session and £45 per match.
– Closing Date: 31/12/2019
– Job Role: U9-16 Schoolboy Therapist

An exciting part-time opportunity has arisen within the Portsmouth FC academy medical department for a hard-working individual who is passionate about developing high level young athletes.

Working within a well-respected Category 3 academy, the chosen applicant will work alongside the Head of Academy Medical Services and other part-time therapists to provide excellent evidence-based care to the young footballers in the academy. This will include providing medical services to the schoolboys and pitch side cover to the schoolboy teams on match days.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing pitch side cover for training sessions and matches in the schoolboy programme.

There may be opportunity for the successful individual to assist on Saturdays with pitch side cover and assist in treatment clinics for the U9-16’s in the evenings.

This is an ideal role for a qualified sports therapist or physiotherapist looking to gain experience in a young elite footballing environment. The successful applicant will also receive CPD as part of the departmental programme.

Reporting to:

Head of Academy Medical Services
Main duties will include:

Liaising with the Head of Academy Medical Services in order to optimise assessment and treatment of academy schoolboy players.
Liaising effectively with the coaching staff in order to keep them informed on player availability.
Assisting with prehab and rehab within the academy from U9-16’s.
Assisting in evening clinics to effectively and efficiently assess and treat injuries from the U9-16 age groups.
Provide pitch side trauma cover during training sessions and matches.
Keep the PMA updated regarding players’ injuries and rehabilitation sessions.
Person Specifications


BSc Physiotherapy/Sport Therapy
HCPC membership if physiotherapist
CSP/SST membership
Pitch side trauma certificate (e.g. ITMMiF or similar)
Skills and experience:

Experience in assessing and rehabilitating sports injuries
Ability to encourage and manage young footballers
Full driving licence
Flexibility around working hours
Up to date CPD
Computer literacy
Experience of paediatric assessment and treatment
An understanding of the demands of a professional sport environment
Experience of working pitch side in sport, preferably football (desirable)
Experience of using PMA system (desirable)
Personal attributes:

Commitment and strong work ethic
Genuine team player

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