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GB Beach Sprint Team Physiotherapist / First Aider

British Rowing

British Rowing, as the governing body for the sport, is responsible for the development of rowing in England and the training and selection of rowers to represent Great Britain

15 Mar 2023
Full Time
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

Role Purpose

Provide ‘beach-side’ first aid support, as well as delivery of physiotherapy services at targeted training days/camps, selection trials and competitions at selected days through the year, for the GB and England Beach Sprints Teams.


  • Consult with the Lead of the GB Beach Sprints programme on dates when a service provision is required
  • Attend on dates agreed (as identified within this document)
  • At said events, be available to provide ‘beach-side’ first-aid support where required
  • At selected training camps and competitions (as identified within this document)
  • Provide physiotherapy support services to team members as required, and liaise with the appropriate individuals regarding any issues requiring more advanced medical attention
  • Establish links with the appropriate British Rowing staff to ensure appropriate exchange and continuity of relevant medical information
  • Support the GB Beach Sprints Team Manager, British Rowing admin staff and other British Rowing staff as appropriate, in the coordination of team medical information to ensure all team members meet standard medical requirements, particularly in relation to cardiac screening and anti-doping
  • Where appropriate, update the Lead of the GB Beach Sprints programme, coaches and other support staff on the health progress of team members during camp and competitions
  • Be familiar with and maintain medical records of rowers for accurate record keeping and injury surveillance analysis to inform athlete health decision making
  • Provide an end of year report on the activities of the physiotherapist/first-aider and the GB Beach Sprints program to the CMO and HoPS
  • Comply with Professional Codes of Conduct, standards and guidelines
  • Comply with data protection, safeguarding and health and safety guidelines.

The postholder will be required for 30 days in 2023. This will include the requirement to be available on the following dates;

  • 20th/21st May – English Beach Sprints Regatta (venue tbc – likely to be South Coast of England)]
  • 10th/11th June – GB Beach Sprints Selection Trial 1 (Stockton-on-Tees/Redcar)
  • 30th/31st July – GB Beach Sprints Selection Trial 2 (Exmouth)
  • 18th September-1st October – World Beach Sprints Finals (domestic training camp at venue tbc, and competition in Barletta, Italy)

The above dates comprise of 20 days. The additional ten days will be kept in reserve for the following purposes;

  • Administration time
  • Individual support for identified priority athletes
  • Any additional training dates identified (to be agreed based on postholder availability)

Person Specification/Governance Requirements


  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy membership
  • Registered and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Non-coaching membership of British Rowing
  • British Rowing’s Introduction to Safeguarding certificate
  • UKAD Introduction to Clean Sport certificate
  • British Rowing’s iRowClean workshop certificate
  • UK Coaching/Ann Craft Trust’s Safeguarding Adults training
  • UK Coaching’s Safeguarding and Protection Children Training or willing to complete within 3 months
  • UK GDPR training
  • Valid passport for at least three months after return travel date
  • GHIC or EHIC (if you are a British or EU citizen)
  • Level 2 trauma training
  • CEST checks (Check Employment Status for Tax)
  • To undertake a satisfactory enhanced DBS with children's barred list check if applicable (enhanced DBS check if working with adults at risk)


  • Level 3 trauma training
  • Membership of Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists if using acupuncture
  • Water rescue training

It is expected that all staff will have the following in place and valid for at least the period of the contract. It is your responsibility to arrange these, and it is recommended that you do so well in advance of the commencement of the contract. Evidence must be shared with the Head of Performance Support at British Rowing.

Additional Information


The post-holder is expected to be fully conversant with the core requirements of the WADA Anti-Doping Code and its requirement on coaches and Team Support personnel to set a good personal example in this field. When directly working with athletes the post-holder has a responsibility to inform them appropriately of the Code’s application to them and to influence them in following a ‘drug-free’ culture.

The post-holder’s hours will be flexible to reflect the needs of the role and, while maintaining an appropriate work/life balance, will include time in evenings, at weekends and over public holidays. The role requires planning in advance and can be completed in the post holders own time however the dates for the event, training day and trial are set.

Equal Opportunities

British Rowing is committed to equal opportunities for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

How to Apply

If you are interested in discussing the role further please click 'Apply Now' to email Tom Pattichis our Olympic Pathway Manager.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
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