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Women's First Team Physiotherapist

Leicester City Football Club

Leicester City are a Premier League football club with a strong history and an exciting future.

29 Apr 2024
Full Time
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Description

Leicester City Women Football Club are looking to recruit a Physiotherapist to work with their Senior playing staff. The key duties of the role include being actively involved in our multidisciplinary injury mitigation strategies and the assessment, diagnosis, rehabilitation and successful training reintegration of all injuries. Additionally, the role requires assisting in the development of evidence-based protocols for all areas of physiotherapy within LCWFC.

Main duties:

Work with existing Physiotherapy and Performance Support staff to:

  • Devise and deliver group and individual injury mitigation strategies to players based on effective screening and profiling.
  • Organise and deliver all aspects of performance Physiotherapy to maximise availability.
  • Attend training sessions and matches played by the Women’s First Team.
  • Oversee treatment and rehabilitation of injured players.
  • The role will play a key role in supporting and working across the Leicester City Women player pathway which may involve working with U18 players.
  • Ad-hoc duties as required.

The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.

Person Specification

  • Excellent clinical reasoning and treatment skills.
  • Excellent understanding of the principles and delivery of injury prevention programmes and protocols and in the understanding and delivery of rehabilitative medicine.
  • Ability to lead group sessions and deliver gym and pitch-based programmes to groups and individuals.
  • Have an excellent understanding of the principles of human performance and how they relate to clinical sports medicine.
  • Ability to develop productive relationships within the department, football club and with relevant individuals within the wider sports medicine community.
  • Able to work to establish the role in a new team within the Club, you will have the ability to work in a fast-moving environment, managing change and embedding new ways of working.
  • Therefore, an adaptable, practical, flexible and innovative approach to work will be important.
  • Willing to support and promote the Club and Football Philosophy.

and have significant experience in;

  • Significant experience working in an elite high-performance setting and working in an interdisciplinary Performance and Medicine team.
  • Significant experience in the delivery of injury diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies within a sporting environment.
  • Maintaining detailed records for all activities in the department in accordance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Leading the implementation of the departmental injury prevention protocols through
    assessment, analysis, delivery and auditing of collected data.

Player Development

  • Understanding of learning, development, and high performance with a proven ability to create optimum learning environments for players.
  • Experience of and enthusiasm for coaching and mentoring elite young and senior players and/or coaches.
  • Empathy and commitment to the long-term development of the game. Of health and wellbeing to the player.


  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful, strong strategic relationships with Club staff and Players.
  • The ability to communicate to the highest level, listens, interprets and conveys information in a clear and accurate manner, provides timely delivery of information and selects the most appropriate method of communication.


  • Can work within a team environment, co-operates with others, considers the needs of others and helps others to achieve objectives.
  • Taking ownership: Ability to work autonomously on own initiative, pro-active in managing one’s own time, building an understanding of the internal and external environment in order to deliver work in a highly effective and professional manner.
  • Resilience and the ability to maintain professionalism and a calm demeanor at all times.
  • Demonstrates honesty, integrity, reliability and the ability to ensure confidentiality at all time.


  • Thorough in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas. With excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent IT skills (including excellent MS Office – word, excel, PowerPoint). Ability to learn and operate new systems.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, able to multi-task and prioritise work confidently.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Possess strong time management skills and have a flexible approach to work.
  • Proficient in reporting, informing, and presenting information to Players, First Team Manager and the Management team.

Social Awareness

Aware of diversity and equality challenges in football.

Going the extra Mile

  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings as required.
  • Ability to travel independently.
  • Friendly, well organised with the ability to multi-task and perform well under pressure.
  • Possess strong time management skills and have a flexible approach to work.


  • Be a registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
  • Be a registered member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Have appropriate medical indemnity to treat/advise FA WSL and FA WC players.
  • Have an up to date full Advance Emergency Aid qualification; this should be the Level 5 ATMiFF or equivalent.
  • Attend a yearly ATMMiF-R accreditation.
  • Be a UKAD Clean Sport Advisor.
  • Extensive injury screening, diagnostic, manual therapy, and sports rehabilitation understanding.
  • Extensive knowledge in injury prevention methods and recovery strategies.
  • Holds an in date FA Safeguarding Children Certificate or is willing to complete the FA Safeguarding Children Workshop within 3 months.
  • To undertake regular Club safeguarding training updates (CPD) appropriate to the role.
  • Minimum 3 years experience of working full-time in an elite sporting environment.


  • Mentoring experience.
  • Experience of working in an international environment.
  • Experience of working in professional women’s football.
  • Experience using performance support methodologies to enhance a competitive edge over opposition.

Role Requirements

  • To adhere and communicate the Club’s brand values to stakeholders whenever the opportunity arises.
  • The role is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced FA DBS with children’s barred lists check.
  • To uphold the Clubs Equality and Diversity Policy and Club values.
  • The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities and attend required training with due regard to the Club values and policies and procedures, in particular Health & Safety, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act.

Department: Women’s Department
Reporting To: Senior Women’s Physiotherapist and Head of Performance Support.
Overall Objective: To provide physiotherapy services to the Women’s First Team players.

Leicester City Football Club (‘LCFC’) provides equality of opportunity for all, celebrating our diversity which is supported through an inclusive and positive environment. LCFC’s Equality & Diversity Policy demonstrates a clear commitment to achieving that aim.

We are proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Disability Confident club. We are committed to equality of opportunity and oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. Please refer to our Equality and Diversity Policy for further information.

Leicester City Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to provide equality and fairness for all employees. Leicester City Football Club opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. Please refer to our Equality and Diversity Policy for further information.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Salary information
from £23,400

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