Women's Team Physiotherapist - Professional Development Phase (U15-U20)

The Football Association (FA)
Location Burton-On-Trent, UK
Posted 15/11/2016
Closes 15/12/2016
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Medicine & Science, Sport & Exercise Science Services
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full 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 two roles is to support the delivery of a world leading Physiotherapy service to England Women’s Development teams (U20-U15).  This service will support the coaching and Talent Identification processes and will provide performance advantages through optimal availability of players.

The successful candidates will assist in the development of FA Medical policies and issues across all levels of Football, as well as being responsible for the delivery of world leading physiotherapy and other therapy services to other development teams as required.

Key elements of the roles will include:

  • Support the delivery of an excellent physiotherapy service to England Women’s development teams which includes assessment / screening and the delivery of rehabilitation and manual therapies.
  • Deliver world class physiotherapy to Women’s professional developments phase teams (U20-U15) on international camps, with an expectation to be on the road for approximately 120 days per year.
  • Be based at St Georges Park on a full time basis when not on camp working as key member of the Medical Services team, working closely with the coaching staff and team operations staff.
  • Assist in the management of consultant physiotherapists if required.
  • Assist in the development of guidelines, policies and related educational content for all aspects of performance medicine across the game
  • Ensure a close working relationships with Women’s national coaches and support staff to ensure a cohesive multi-disciplinary approach at all times
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with peers in professional clubs for international players at professional development phase (U20-U15). Ensuring high level of communication with clubs on a regular basis, with clubs visits when necessary.
  • Assist 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
  • Contribute to working and steering groups which underpin  key strategic aims
  • Develop and maintain an extensive network of organisations and individuals outside football with whom to share and develop best practice
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities

The person:

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Chartered physiotherapist with HCPC registration.
  • Experience as a Physiotherapist in a sports environment or with a team for more than 3 years.
  • Excellent academic and applied knowledge of contemporary practice in Physiotherapy & rehabilitation
  • Track record of successfully integrating into established and developing coaching teams
  • Excellent Physiotherapy and rehabilitation delivery skills
  • Good planning skills and flexibility – along with a willingness to learn

In addition, candidates would ideally need to possess the following:

  • Experience in International sport
  • Experience in International or Club Football
  • Be a member of the ACPSEM – or show an extensive CPD portfolio
  • Hold or be working towards a relevant post graduate qualification

You will also demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills 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.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 15th December 2016. The assessment centre will be held at St George's Park, near Burton-upon-Trent on the 10th January 2017.

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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