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Vacancy: Academy Physiotherapist

Job Title

Academy Physiotherapist

Contract type





 Swansea City Academy, Landore, Swansea, SA6 8AX

Weekly hours

 Five days per week (to include weekends)

Rate of pay


This is an exciting opening for a proactive physiotherapist with a passion for sports injury assessment, management and prevention to join a sports medicine department at a Category 1 Academy.

The successful applicant will ideally require experience working with sportspeople at an elite level and/or will have previous musculoskeletal experience. The candidate will be expected to follow the Academy weekly schedule, which includes evening and weekend work. There will be the requirement to cover matches, training and tours (national and international), managing clinical caseloads and act as a member of the multidisciplinary performance department.

Please note the vacancy is specific to qualified chartered physiotherapists only.

Person specification:

  • To ensure Academy squad players under your care receive appropriate assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries as needed as well as maintenance strategies to ensure maximal training time can be enjoyed.
  • To liaise daily with the Head of Sports Science and Medicine and Head of Physiotherapy to provide and discuss injury and treatment strategies for players under your care.
  • To maintain and improve injury prevention strategies across Academy squads as per best clinical practices.
  • To ensuring that appropriate medical cover and equipment is provided at all relevant training sessions, tournaments and games.
  • To communicate and inform relevant staff of the progress of players under your care.
  • To monitor and reflect upon the practices and treatment you provide to ensure continual professional development and evidence based practices.
  • To ensure all medical records are maintained and up dated accordingly and also in line with the relevant body’s rules and regulations.
  • To liaise with parents as and when necessary to provide them with the relevant information regarding their son's health and wellbeing.
  • To assist the other Academy Physiotherapists to ensure the Academy Medical Department is efficient and effective across all phases.
  • To liaise with the Academy Doctor when necessary.
  • To adhere to club policies.
  • To assist in the implementation and delivery of screening and rehabilitation programmes.
  • To ensure all individualised player development programmes are delivered and adhered to.
  • To contribute to Individual Player Reviews along with other members of the MDT.


  • Chartered Physiotherapist
  • HCPC and CSP registered
  • Able to be flexible with their working week
  • Driving licence and car
  • Previous musculoskeletal physiotherapy experience


  • Previous experience of working in elite sport
  • First Aid in Sport Certification

If you believe you have the right mix of skills for this position please forward your CV and covering letter to Huw Roberts (Head of Academy Physiotherapy) [email protected] or to Swansea City HR Department, Liberty Stadium, Landore Swansea SA1 2FA.

Once you have applied for this role, you are required to complete an equal opportunities survey to allow the Club to monitor the diversity of its applicants and ensure we are reaching a broad spectrum of people. The survey will take less than five minutes and can be accessed by clicking here

The closing date for this vacancy will be Wednesday, November  15, 2017

The Company is an equal opportunities employer. The Company does not tolerate less favourable treatment of any employee or job applicant on any ground, including but not limited to gender, marital status, race, racial origin, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, membership or non-membership of a Trade Union, pregnancy, childbirth, political affiliation, relationships in the workplace, or any other prejudice.

The Company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people involved in activities and event at the Company. As part of the Company’s recruitment and selection process any offers of work involving working in regulated activity with children are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure and barred list check (depending on the level of supervision, frequency and nature of contact with children). Appropriate references are also required.

Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, Swansea City reserve right to remove this advert.

Due to a high demand in applications the club will be unable to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.

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