Women's Team Performance Doctor

The Football Association (FA)
Location Staffordshire, UK
Posted 24/03/2017
Closes 23/04/2017
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Medicine & Science
Contract Type Part Time
Hours Part Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Our goal:

Win the World Cups in 2022 and 2023 and sustained success thereafter.

To deliver against this inspiring goal we are changing how we work and investing heavily to create a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England Teams. Over the next 3 years we are building the team at our world-class training facilities at St George’s Park in Staffordshire.

The role:

The primary objective of the role is to support the delivery of a world leading Performance Medicine service to England Women’s Development teams. This service will support the Coaching and Talent Identification processes and will provide performance advantages through optimal availability of players.

The successful candidate will assist in the development of FA Medical policies and guidelines across all levels of Football, as well as being responsible for the delivery of exceptional Sport and Exercise Medicine services to Women’s Development Teams as required.

Key elements of the role will include:

  • Leading delivery of world class Sport and Exercise Medicine services to specific Women’s teams as required. This will include travelling nationally and internationally with teams, providing medical care and match cover for tournaments and training camps
  • Assisting in the management and development of Consultant Doctors working within the Women’s Development teams
  • Assisting in the development of guidelines, policies and related educational content for all aspects of Performance Medicine across Football
  • Close working relationships with the Women’s National coaches and support staff to ensure a cohesive multi-disciplinary approach at all times
  • Developing and maintaining close working relationships with peers in Professional Clubs to enable knowledge of and management of youth International players
  • Assisting in the leadership and delivery of key internal and external research projects which underpin future service development and the development of policies and guidelines for the whole game
  • Contributing to Working and Steering groups which underpin key strategic aims
  • Developing and maintaining an extensive network of organisations and individuals outside Football with whom to share and develop best practice
  • Executing additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities

The person:

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Significant experience as a Team Doctor in Elite Sport
  • Excellent academic and applied knowledge of contemporary practice in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Track record of successfully integrating into established and developing coaching teams
  • Excellent planning and communication skills with experience in leading and participating in multi-disciplinary teams.

In addition, candidates would ideally possess the following:

  • Member or Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Experience travelling abroad with teams
  • Experience in International or Club Football

You will also demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work closely with internal and external stakeholders. You will display behaviours to maintain and enhance good relationships which will help develop The FA’s positive professional profile across the business and wider industry.

To apply:

If you believe you have what it takes to make a difference to England Team success, please get in touch.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr Ritan Mehta (Women’s Lead Performance Doctor) at ritan.mehta@thefa.com.

The deadline for applications is 23rd April 2017

Please note that the assessment centre for this role will be on 16th May 2017

The Football Association Group promotes Equal Opportunities in employment, and welcomes applications from all parts of the community. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.

The Football Association (FA)

The Football Association was founded in 1863 as the governing body of the game in England. The FA is responsible for all regulatory aspects of the game of football in England.

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