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First Team Physiotherapist

Ipswich Town F.C.

Ipswich Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, that compete in the Championship, the second tier of English football, following promotion from League One during the 2022–23 season.

12 May 2024
Full Time
Closing date
29 May 2024
  • • Are you interested in working in the sports industry?
    • Are you looking to progress your career in physiotherapy?
    • Could you thrive in a fast-paced, fast-expanding environment?
    • Do you want to work in one of the most exciting and dynamic places in Suffolk?

    If so, look no further….

Ipswich Town Football Club is looking for a First Team Physiotherapist to join the Performance Team and support the Head of Medical with the delivery of daily medical plans to achieve a minimal time lost to injury of our First Team players.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Manage therapy delivery, coordinating with the sports therapist, soft tissue therapist and S&C coach on a routine basis, ensuring recovery from injury is supported with consistent physiotherapy and sport science integration, ensuring excellence is achieved.
  • Develop and maintain positive strategies to reduce risk of injury to First Team Players. This will be under the supportive guidance of the Head of Medical.
  • Secure lines of communication with senior Performance team staff as to their progress.
  • Build strong, reliable relationships with injured players to gain confidence in the planning.
  • Recover players ensuring clinical and objective in-gym and on-pitch goals are achieved with consistent planning.
  • Provide supportive communication and information to facilitate further post-injury care and prevention work with the other members of performance team.
  • Set clear processes in recovery from injury.
  • Design medical plans that are player centred and support continued performance development.
  • Contribute actively to performance team meetings.
  • Excellent communication with the injured player and subsequently to the Head of Medical and other medical staff involved in recovery from injury.
  • Strictly maintain confidentiality and medical records uploaded to kitman.

Who are you?

  • You will be experienced in sports physiotherapy with the ability and vision to deliver thorough assessment & treatment. The successful applicant will look to continue the processes already in place and be open minded and innovative in forming supportive procedures to gain further advantage.
  • You will have a degree in Physiotherapy.
  • You will have current registration with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health & Care Professions Council as well as an ATMMiF qualification.
  • You will be able to work as a part of a structured performance team and utilise the expertise of others presently employed within our club to make optimum medical planning.
  • Ideally, you will have experience of working in the football industry.
  • It is essential that you can work flexibly, with the ability to work evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
  • You will be comfortable in a busy, fast paced environment.
  • You will have excellent communication skills, both written and oral and be confident communicating whilst fostering relationships and building rapport.
  • You will be organised, able to meet deadlines and keep calm under pressure.
  • You will be outgoing, enthusiastic and passionate about your work.
  • You want to work in one of the most exciting organisations in Suffolk!

We will give you:

  • The chance to be part of a unique business at a crucial part of its development.
  • Excellent experience in the elite sports industry.
  • Development and growth with mentoring from industry experts and colleagues.
  • An environment that is exciting, fast paced and fun!
  • Training, mentoring and support
  • Discounts in Planet Blue store
  • Life assurance
  • Wellbeing Programme
  • Free On-Site parking

How To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for the role, please click 'Apply Now' and send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you are the ideal candidate for this position to our recruitment team.

Closing date for applications: 29 May 2024 Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy advert. This may mean that the vacancy could close early should a suitable candidate be found. Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successfully shortlisted for the role will be personally contacted. Therefore, if you haven't heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you haven't been shortlisted on this occasion.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine

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