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First Team Soft Tissue Therapist

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
1 Jun 2024

• Are you interested in working in the sports industry?
• Are you looking to continue your career in sports therapy?
• 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 are looking to recruit a Soft Tissue Therapist to join the established and experienced Performance Team for the 2024/25 season and beyond.

The role will be to deliver exceptional soft tissue therapies to the first team playing squad, working closely with the Lead First Team Sports Therapist, First Team Soft Tissue Therapist and the wider medical team to provide targeted and effective treatment. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working within a professional sport environment.

Weekly hours will be dependent upon training and fixture schedules and will be split between training and recovery days, match day and tours including weekdays, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently provide elite level soft tissue therapy to first team squad.
  • Provide pre and post training treatment.
  • Assist the department in the delivery of recovery days.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records on the Club’s chosen online recording platform.
  • Maintain communication within the department.
  • Maintain personal and professional standards befitting of a Premier League club clinician.
  • Maintain personal CPD and contribute to department CPD sessions.
  • Assist First Lead Team Sports Therapist and First Team Soft Tissue Therapist with any additional tasks to always ensure the smooth running of the department.

Who are you?

  • You will have a level 3 or above Sports Massage qualification and ideally, a degree in a relevant field and qualifications in complementary therapies.
  • You will have the flexibility to work unsocial hours, including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.
  • Ideally, you will have previous experience working with elite athletes.
  • Ideally, you will have an FA ITMMiF qualification.
  • Be able to multitask and assist other colleagues when needed.
  • You will be comfortable in a busy, fast paced environment.
  • You will have excellent communication skills, both written and oral and be confident communicating.
  • You will have a strong willingness to learn a range of new skills and build on existing abilities.
  • 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: 1 June 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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