Leicester Tigers are a professional rugby union club based in Leicester, England. They play in Premiership Rugby, England's top division of rugby. The club was founded in 1880 and since 1892 plays its home matches at Mattioli Woods Welford Road in the south of the city.
Leicester Tigers are excited to announce that an opportunity has opened up to join the Medical work-stream of our Physical Performance Department, as a Lead Academy Physiotherapist.
The primary focus of the role will be to provide medical support to the Leicester Tigers Academy, who have a proud track record of producing talented young players for the senior ranks.
The successful candidate will also join a strong team of medical practitioners, with a wealth of experience between them. The Academy Physiotherapist will be expected to contribute towards this growing knowledge base, assisting in the development of junior staff, and providing an innovative approach to challenging and developing current practices.
Reporting directly to the Club’s Medical Lead, and working closely with the Academy Manager, the successful candidate will lead the physiotherapy and medical management of the Academy Squad’s with daily responsibility of the U18s. They will plan the implementation of injury prevention strategies, as well as assess, treat, and rehabilitate those injuries that do occur.
As well as providing pitch-side cover for both Academy training sessions and Academy matches, the post-holder will play a key role in liaising with a variety of stakeholders, including schools, colleges, parents, clubs, and international teams where required.
As and when necessary, the Academy Physiotherapist will also assist in the day-to-day running of the wider Medical work-stream, including the provision of medical support to the First-Team Squad when needed.
Who we are looking for:
First and foremost, it’s important to us at Leicester Tigers that we bring the right people into our environment.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate an ability to actively and consistently exhibit the Club’s four key values:
Working within a fast-paced and high intensity environment, the successful candidate will need the ability to think on their feet, effectively prioritise their workload, and attack challenges head on.
What you can expect in return:
How to Apply
Please click “Apply Now” to send a CV and Cover Letter, by email to Leicester Tigers. Please be sure to include the following within you Cover Letter: 1. Why you are interested in this position, and why Leicester Tigers specifically. 2. What specific experience you have in working with children and/or developing athletes. 3. Why you believe you are the right person for this position. Please reference your most relevant experiences to support your points.