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1st Team Senior physiotherapist

Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs is an English professional rugby union club based in Exeter, Devon. They play in Premiership Rugby, England's top division of rugby.

25 May 2023
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
19 Jun 2023


An exciting opportunity has arisen at Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club for a 1st Team Senior Physiotherapist to join our experienced sports medical team. Exeter Chiefs compete within in the Gallagher Premiership, highly prestigious European Champions Cup and Premiership Rugby Cup competition. Formed in 1871 Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club are the West Country’s Premier Sporting Club, steeped in long-standing tradition and prides itself on delivering professional workmanship, both on and off the field. We are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic, hard working and dynamic senior physiotherapist.

Job Description:

The opportunity has arisen for a 1st Team Senior Physiotherapist to join our expanding sports medical team. The hard working and professional physiotherapist will have the chance to thrive, develop, progress and integrate into an already experienced Premiership medical team under the guidance of the Director of Sports Medicine and the Head of Medical Services. The role will focus on the assessment, treatment, maintenance, rehabilitation planning and implementation for the senior playing squad.

Essential requirements:

  • Degree in Physiotherapy.
  • 3yr + Experience within Elite level sport
  • Member of the CSP or equivalent insurance provider.
  • Registration with HCPC.

Highly desirable:

  • Msc in physiotherapy/ rehabilitation
  • Experience in professional rugby

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the Director of sports medicine and the Head of Medical Services in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of all Exeter Chiefs players.
  • Prescribe, develop and implement treatment and rehabilitation plans for injured and rehabilitating senior players.
  • Implement effective communication skills throughout our medical team.
  • Provide pitch side cover for all required training and games.
  • Assist with daily and weekly musculoskeletal screening of all players as required.
  • Assist with the daily maintenance treatment and prehabilitation prescription of the senior playing squad.
  • Keeping documentation on all aspects of injury management in accordance to the standards set by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Assist the medical team with administrative obligations such as injury audits, medical insurance and other matters as required.
  • To keep abreast of current best practices, maintain CPD and take an active role in the departments CPD programme.
  • To carry out any other duties that may be required by Club, Director of sports medicine and the Head of Medical Services.

How to Apply

Please click “Apply Now” to mail your CV and a covering letter to Exceter Chiefs, due to high level of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted by email.

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Rugby Union
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