Job Vacancy: Women’s & Girls’ Assistant Physiotherapist

Brighton & Hove Albion FC are looking to recruit a Women’s & Girls’ Assistant Physiotherapist.

Contract type: Permanent
Hours: This is a full-time role. This role requires flexibility to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the post.
Location: The American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing. You will be expected to undertake travel as is necessary to fulfil your job requirements.
Salary: Dependent on skills and experience
Benefits: Club Pension Scheme | Group Life Protection | Club discounts & offers

Closing date for applications: 1st August 2019 @ 23:59:59

Job Description

Job Title Women’s & Girls’ Assistant Physiotherapist
Reports to Women’s and Girls’ Lead Physiotherapist
Key Contacts Women’s and Girls’ Lead Physiotherapist, General Manager – Women’s & Girls’, Women’s First Team Manager, Club Doctor, Women’s and Girls’ Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach, Head of Medical Services.
Location Based at the American Express Community Stadium, Village Way, Brighton. You will be expected to undertake travel as is necessary to fulfil your job requirements and to the satisfaction of Brighton & Hove Albion FC.
Hours This is a full-time role. This role requires flexibility to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the post.
Contract Permanent
Remuneration Dependent on skills and experience

·       Auto-enrolment into the Club’s pension scheme (depending on eligibility)

·       Group Life Protection (death in service cover)

·       Club discounts and offers

·       Access to multi-faith room

Job Purpose ·       To contribute to the success and achievements of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, striving for excellence and optimal service provision within the women’s ands girls’ medical department

·       To assist in the supervision of all medical provision for the women and girls

·       To strive to create a medical department that is viewed as a centre of excellence in the management of neuromuscuoskeletal injuries

Key Roles & Responsibilities
1 To deliver physiotherapy services to all players involved in the Women’s and Girls’ programme.
2 To promote and protect the health and wellbeing of all players within the programme.
3 To work within the code of conduct and good practice of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
4 To assist in providing pitch-side supervision during training and match games.
Key Roles & Responsibilities – Injury Prevention
5 To liaise effectively with the W&Gs coaching staff and Lead Physiotherapist on a daily basis in order to keep them informed of players availability for matches & training.
6 To work alongside the Lead Physiotherapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach in order to deliver effective injury prevention across the W&Gs.
7 To provide musculoskeletal screening/profiling for W&Gs players and integrate this with club medical records.
8 To provide injury prevention strategies to all W&Gs players including individual and group sessions.
9 To ensure the delivery of preventative rehabilitation effectively meets the commitments to players coaches and management through clinical audits and accurate documentation.
Pre-signing medicals/medical consultations
10 To assist in performing the pre-signing medical assessments of all W&Gs players as required.
11 To assist in producing a pre-signing medical report for management when required.
12 To assist in accompanying players to medical consultations at short notice.  Ensuring best practice is followed at all times and ensuring the player receive optimal care and advice at all times.
Medical Provision at matches/training sessions/tours
13 To assist in providing physiotherapy match day cover for seniors/academy/RTC games.
14 To assist in the organisation and implementation of medical provision for all training sessions including regular clinics.
15 To ensure best practice and compliance of emergency action plan procedures at the training ground and at all training/playing venues under the guidence of the Lead Physiotherapist.
Sports Science & Recovery
16 To work alongside the S&C/sport science staff on a daily basis in order to deliver first class recovery and injury prevention strategies to all players both immediately after games and on recovery days.
17 To ensure players are educated on the importance of recovery.
18 To liasie effectively with the Lead Physiotherapist and professional coaching staff on a daily basis in order to effectively inform them regarding availability of players.
Administration Responsibilities
19 To take an active role in meetings and medical meetings.
20 To attend all compulsory training and be proactive with attending in-service training/internal CPD events within the department.
21 To assist in creating a database of commonly occuring injuries and assist in producing a best pratice protocol for these injuries according to the latest evidence-based practice.
22 To assist in creating an injury audit on a yearly basis, with comparisons to previous seasons and assist in implementing best practice strategies for future treatment.
23 To keep up-to-date in the latest evidence-based practice for assessment and treatment of sporting injuries.
24 To assist in ensuring appointments are made for consultations and appropriate travel arrangements are made for all players as required.
25 To ensure all treatment notes are written for all physio-player contacts – written in accordance with the CSP guidelines.
Continual Professional Development
26 To attend all in-service training provided by the Medical department at BHAFC.
27 To create a CPD pathway to ensure ongoing development of knowledge and skills.
28 To take responsibility for your continued professional development ensure you attend regular courses, conferences and keep an up to date file of your and other W&Gs medical staff CPD achievements.
29 To maintain a CPD file which is in-line with the ACPSM guidelines and to ensure that you are developing your practice on a regular basis aiming to achieve a bronze status.
30 To strive to advance working practices both within the W&Gs set up and in the wider sports physiotherapy setting by keeping abreast of latest research.
Key Performance Indicators
31 To assist in producing daily reports of injured players and designing treatment pathways to enable appropriate and timely return to play.
32 To ensure medical notes are completed in line with CSP Core Standards.
33 To produce regular evidence-based programmes of injured players progression of rehabilitation.
34 To assist in producing yearly reports of injuries to report back to the Lead Physiotherapist.
35 To have CPD file up to date and present on a 6 monthly basis during your appraisal.


General duties and accountabilities
·       To support Brighton & Hove Albion FC and AITC in their aims and objectives at all times.

·       To ensure compliance with all relevant club policies, including health and safety policies.

·       To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements.

·       To keep confidential any information gained regarding the charity, club and its personnel.

·       To represent Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and AITC in a professional manner.

·       To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times.

·       To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.


General Expectations 
·       To uphold and live our Team Brighton Values; Treat people well, Exceed Expectations, Aim high (never give up) and Make it special.

·       To be a champion of equality and diversity in the workplace and treat all staff, customers, sponsors, clients and applicants with fairness, dignity and respect

·       To report incidents of any form of discrimination through the correct channels.

·       To promote best practice in safeguarding and create an environment that is safe for children young people and vulnerable adults.

·       To report safeguarding concerns through the correct channels

·       To ensure that any safeguarding training and certificates are kept up to date.


This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.  It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of Brighton & Hove Albion FC.  The Medical Department is amalgamated with Senior, Academy and Women’s footballers and you may be asked to work within either department at short notice for the benefit of the club.



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