Lead Women's Physiotherapist Header Image.

Lead Women's 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.

22 May 2023
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club to join the women’s rugby department alongside our experienced sports medical team. Exeter Chiefs are the Westcountry’s premier sporting club, with the women side playing in the Allianz Premier 15's.
Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club is steeped in tradition and prides itself on delivering professional workmanship, both on and off the field. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hard-working and dynamic Lead Women’s Physiotherapist. The successful applicant will be driven to develop, improve and advance the women’s programme within an already high performing medical department.

Job Description:

The role of Lead Women’s Physiotherapist will be to deliver a professional, dynamic, and detailed medical service across our premiership women’s side.

  • The roles will be based at Sandy Park Stadium, but will encompass duties across multiple sites.

The applicant will be required to practice autonomously, accurately assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate players across a large playing squad under the guidance of the Director of Sports Medicine. The physiotherapists must be hard working, professional and self-motivated. Effective communication skills are essential. The roles will also require pitch side duties both game day and training. The chosen physiotherapist will be required to lead the women’s medical department comprising of one sports physiotherapist and work experience students. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to learn and develop their clinical and rehabilitation skills within an experienced premiership medical team.

Contract: Full-Time, Fixed-Term

Salary: Band 5-6 dependent on experience

Location: Sandy Park Stadium, Other Multiple Sites

Closing date: 18th June 2023

Essential Requirements:

  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • Senior experience in an elite sport setting
  • Member of the CSP or equivalent insurance provider
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Current driver’s licence

Highly desirable:

  • Experience in rugby union
  • Experience with women's sport
  • AACP Acupuncture Qualification
  • MSc sport physiotherapy/equivalent
  • PHICIS Level 3

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the Director of Sports Medicine and head of medical services in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of players
  • Effective communication throughout MDT (players, coaching staff, Doctors, Physiotherapist, psychologist and staff at other sites.)
  • Autonomously plan, develop and implement treatment and rehabilitation for injured players
  • Develop and implement an effective rehabilitations programme across the women’s teams
  • Creation of weekly schedules for strapping, screening and rehabilitation sessions
  • Liaise with a diverse range of international womens teams in both fifteen and 7 a side rugby.
  • Provide pitch side cover for all required women’s games and training
  • Implement weekly musculoskeletal screening of all players as required.
  • Daily maintenance treatment and delivery of rehabilitation of players.
  • Keeping documentation on all aspects of injury management in accordance to the standards set by the Health Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Assist the medical team with administrative obligations such as injury audits, medical insurance and other matters as required.
  • To keep up to date with 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 the Director of Sports Medicine and Head of Medical.
  • To ensure the club meets the RFU minimum operating standards.

How to apply

Please click 'Apply Now' to email your CV and a covering letter to our medical recruitment team at Exeter.

The closing date for applications is 18/06/23

Interviews will take place at Sandy Park Rugby Club on 29/06/23. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted by email if successful.

Additional Information

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

Still Deciding?
 and come back later!

Related Opportunities

Apply for this role

Drag and drop files here or click to upload

    Please make sure to include any supporting documents if requested in the job description

    Drag and drop your Supporting Documents here