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Lead Academy Physiotherapist Role

8 March 2017

An exciting new role as Lead Academy Physiotherapist is now available.

Lead Academy Physiotherapist Role
An exciting new role as Lead Academy Physiotherapist is now available.

Organisation: Bury Football Club
Salary: Full Time (Dependent on experience). Contribution to Master Degree.
Location: Carrington, Manchester M31 4AB. Travel will be required as fixtures demand.
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 15th March 2017 

Job Description:
Bury Football Club are seeking a full time Physiotherapist to lead their Academy Medicine Team in the transition of young athletes into full-time professionals you will be responsible for the daily medical care of the U18’s. The successful applicant will be responsible for pitch-side cover, acute injury assessment, return to play rehab, develop prehab programmes and screen young players (9 – 18 years of age) to prevent any future injury problems. Successful applicants will be expected to work within the framework for the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) for a Category 3 Academy; this opportunity requires a focus on the development of young athletes with the early identification of injury risk and the implementation of accurate prevention strategies being essential. On occasions first team support may be required. Applicants will be expected to commit to 2 evening clinics per week for training sessions, manage sports therapists for matches and training sessions throughout the season and must be willing to complete or have completed the FA Intermediate First Aid for Sports Qualification. 

Duties:

Medical Provision at Matches and Training 
• Independent pitch-side cover
• Acute injury assessment and management of Youth Team and Academy players. 
• The provision of organised clinics during training sessions and pre/post games. 
• Communicate injury updates to the Youth Team manager and academy staff. 

Injury Management 
• To provide evidence-based assessment and acute management to injured Youth Team and Academy players. 
• Complete all necessary medical documentation on the appropriate day/night of service delivery. 
• Place player welfare, safety and education as a top priority at all times. 
• Design and Implement rehabilitation programs for Youth Team and Academy players. 

Injury Reduction Strategies 
• Work alongside the sports science team in order to deliver injury prevention strategies to all players throughout the season. 
• To educate players on responsible management of injuries and injury prevention strategies. 

Communication 
• Ensure effective communication with relevant Academy coaching staff, medical personnel and parents/carers where relevant and provide updates on individual’s rehabilitation. 
• Complete all documentation as per CSP guidelines 
• To partake in the reporting of injuries and auditing within the academy 

Essential Requirements 
• Chartered Physiotherapist 
• Experience working within a sports environment 
• A proven interest in sports physiotherapy and performance development 
• Previous pitch-side immediate care experience 
• High professional standards and a commitment to continued professional development. 
• Prepared to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends 
• Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team. 
• To have or be willing to complete the FA Intermediate First Aid for Sports Qualification 
• To have or be willing to complete the FA Safeguarding Children Qualification 
• Complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring service (DBS) check (formally CRB) 

Desirable Attributes 
• Experience in the provision of Physiotherapy within an elite sports environment 
• Experience of working within a pediatric environment
• Relevant post-graduate CPD courses 


Exceptional new graduates with relevant previous experience will be considered:-
• Recruitment is subject to DBS clearance. 
• BFC is an equal opportunities employer all candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work within the UK. 
• Health & Safety, to understand delegated responsibility in relation to the nature of the post holder’s duties and personal responsibilities as per Sections 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
• To share the Club’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including maintaining awareness of the Prevent strategy
• Perform duties in accordance with the Club’s Equality and Inclusion Policy


Interviews will be held the week of the 20th March 2017. 

How to apply:
Please send a covering letter and curriculum vitae to Ian.Kendall@buryfc.co.uk

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