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Academy Physiotherapist

Birmingham City F.C.

Birmingham City Football Club is a professional football club based in Birmingham, England. Formed in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, it was renamed Small Heath in 1888, Birmingham in 1905, and Birmingham City in 1943.

11 Nov 2022
Closing date
30 Nov 2022

Job Description

Core Responsibilities

  • To ensure that medical notes are confidential as well as completed and uploaded to the PMA system within 24 hours.
  • Assessment and management of injuries and illnesses to players from the U9 to U16 squad, including relevant referral to internal and external health professionals.
  • Accurate recording of all injuries on the PMA system.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of work conducted with athletes and coaches on the PMA and One Drive. To include current medical status, medical notes, rehabilitation and prehab programmes, medical/orthopaedic/movement screen results, individual physical targets and session content and attendance.
  • Management, design and implementation (in liaison with Head of Sport Science and Medicine) of the medical, orthopaedic and movement screening programmes for all U9 to U16 players.
  • Collate, analyse and feedback relevant medical information to the appropriate Club staff for all U9 to U16 players. This is to include updates on injured players, rehabilitation programmes, return to train/play dates and injury audits (but must respect and abide by medical confidentiality laws).
  • The delivery of warm up and cool down elements within the match day and coaching programme, as required, in relation to the syllabus identified in the Sport Science and Medicine strategy.
  • Assist with the delivery of individual and group athletic development services to our U9 to U16 players, as necessary.
  • Design and dissemination of individual injury minimisation programmes.
  • Liaison with the Academy recruitment staff concerning appropriate medical information and consents for all U9 to U16 trialists.
  • Conduct appropriate screening of trialists to assist with recruitment.
  • Provision of medical cover for training and match day fixtures for our U9 to U16 squad, as necessary.
  • Contribution to the player performance reviews within the PMA.
  • Work effectively with other support staff and services, including doctors/sport science services, to provide an integrated approach to performance enhancement.
  • Design and implementation (in liaison with Head of Sport Science and Medicine) of an Emergency Action Plan for each site that training/matches occur (where we are the “home” team).
  • Identify areas for development and work closely with the Academy Management Team, Sports Science &
  • Medical Team & Multi-Disciplinary Teams to ensure necessary performance standards are met and developed.​

Role Responsibilities

  • Assist with the management of injuries for U9 to U16 players, in liaison with the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine, and 1’1 team physiotherapists. Contribute to and monitor the management of the injuries to the U9-U23 players, where necessary.
  • Assist the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine with the recruitment of physiotherapy work placement students and part time physiotherapists, where necessary.
  • Conduct a 10 week review identifying appropriate areas of physical excellence and areas which need developing.

Person Specification


Essential Requirements

  • BSc in Physiotherapy.
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
  • HCPC register Physiotherapist.
  • FA Safeguarding.

Desirable Requirements​

  • Valid Driving Licence.
  • FA ATMMiF.

Knowledge and Skills

Essential Requirements​

  • Excellent computer literacy.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Highly organised.

Desirable Requirements​

  • Audit experience.
  • Ability to contribute to internal & external networks.
  • Ability to apply & share knowledge when appropriate.

Personal Requirements

  • Collaborative.
  • Knowledgeable.
  • Exciting.
  • Adaptable to change.
  • Uses initiative.
  • Passion for working in Football.

Terms of Appointment ​

  • 37.5 hours per week.
  • 20 days annual leave (rising by 1 day per completed year of service, up to a maximum of 25 days, plus 8 statutory bank holidays).
  • 6-month probation period.

How to Apply

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Applications close on 30th November 2022

Only applicants that meet the above criteria will be considered for the role. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to live and work in the UK.

This role is regarded as a ‘Regulated Activity’ and is therefore subject to an Enhanced DBS check, (previously a CRB check) which includes the barred list for working with children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

Birmingham City Football Club promotes a diverse and inclusive working environment, and we welcome applications from all individuals in society. If you have any particular requirements or need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment or interview process, please mention this in your application.

Additional Information

Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine

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