VACANCY: Physiotherapist

18th October 2016

Job title: Physiotherapist
Contract type: Permanent 
Phase: U18 Professional Development Phase
Department: Academy Medical Department
Location: Club training grounds (travel to other sites will be necessary)
Weekly hours: 40 hours per week
Working times/days: Flexible days/times 
Reporting to: Academy Manager
Rate of Pay: Competitive

An opportunity has arisen at Swansea City's Academy Medical Department, who are seeking a Senior Academy Physiotherapist to work primarily with the U18 professional development squad.
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 extensive musculoskeletal experience.
The candidate will be expected to follow the U18s' 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 senior clinician to support other Academy Medical staff.

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

The key responsibilities are to:
To ensure Professional Development Phase (PDP) 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 the U18 squad 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 updated accordingly and also in line with the relevant bodies rules and regulations.
To liaise with parents as and when necessary to provide them with the relevant information regarding their child'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 prehabilitation 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.

Essential criteria:
Chartered Physiotherapist
HCPC and CSP registered
Minimum of three years post graduate experience
Able to be flexible with their working week
Driving license and car

Desirable criteria:
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, covering letter and completed pre-employment questionnaire which is available HERE.
Please return all documents to or to Swansea City AFC HR Department, Liberty Stadium, Landore Swansea SA1 2FA.

The closing date for this vacancy will be October 26, 2016.

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