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Women’s U21s Physiotherapist

Manchester United

Manchester United is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, playing one of the most popular spectator sports on Earth.

14 May 2024
Contract - Fixed Term
Closing date
26 May 2024

At Manchester United, we want to create a high-performance culture where everyone can be their best and thrive.

We are committed to the continual growth and development of colleagues through access to skills platforms such as LinkedIn Learning. We also offer a range of wellbeing support, including an employee assistance programme, access to health checks, digital GPs & nutritionists through Aviva Digicare+ Workplace, enhanced family leave, plus schemes such as Cycle 2 Work and holiday purchasing, where you can buy up to 10 extra days of additional leave. You’ll have access to a complimentary lunch and parking every day, alongside gym facilities and regular colleague socials.

From a reward perspective, in recognition of high performance, all colleagues are entitled to an annual performance bonus. As a member of our team, you’ll also gain access to an exclusive range of club and partner discounts via our benefits platform, United Rewards.

The Purpose:  

To provide world class physio support to all athletes within the Women’s U21 squad. This will involve leading, planning, coordinating, and delivering professional level assessment and diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation programs.

The Role:

  • To be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of all MUFCW athletes
  • To accurately assess, diagnose, prognosis, treatment, and effective rehabilitation for players who have sustained an injury.
  • To deliver specialized and individualised player rehabilitation programs, using an established philosophy and rehab method. This includes the implementation of gym-based and pitch-based Football focused rehabilitation programs.
  • To work as a member of the Medical and Performance team to further develop elite level rehabilitation and return to play processes.
  • To coordinate the transition of all injured players within the squad back into training and matches, in collaboration with all members of the Medical and Performance interdisciplinary team.
  • To contribute to the development of the wider Physiotherapy department through ongoing learning and a commitment to departmental in-house CPD programs.
  • Maintain confidentiality and protect sensitive information regarding injured players.
  • Carry out annual and weekly medical and performance screening protocols, using gathered information to develop individualised prehab programmes aimed at preventing injuries and improving performance.
  • Contribute to the day-to-day treatment, management, and maintenance of non-injured players, including making recommendations around training modifications when indicated and having a sound understanding of sport science principles to guide this process
  • Provide written reports and daily communication on the rehabilitation status of the injured player/s under your care, as well as effectively communicating relevant information to the wider interdisciplinary team.
  • Provide soft tissue treatment for pre and post training sessions and/or at home and away matches as required
  • Regularly stock take and replenish medical supplies
  • Organize and pack all medical equipment for both home and away matches
  • To accompany players to medical consultations, possibly at short notice, ensuring the player receives optimal care and advice at all times (this may include longer travel periods when required).
  • To assist with the on-field medical management of players.
  • To ensure that all medical records, physical screening and treatment information is kept in accordance with Manchester United Physiotherapy Service Standards and detailed medical records are maintained on the club’s medical record system.
  • To be flexible and able to work evenings/weekends, travel to home and away games as re-quired, attend pre and in-season tours including overseas travel as required.

The Person:

  • Highly experienced in the planning and delivery of gym-based and pitch-based Football rehabilitation programs, utilising an established process and method.
  • To be competent with the interpretation of objective outcome measures during rehabilitation and as part of weekly screening: Including Isokinetic Dynamometry (Biodex), Nord-bord, Kangatech and Forceplates testing (desirable).
  • To exhibit sound personal qualities and interpersonal skills including effective communication, teamwork, self-motivation and ability to work under pressure.
  • The ability to advise, build trust with and motivate athletes.
  • Excellent organisation and administrative skills, with an eye for detail.
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance.

Qualifications required:

  • Health and Care Professions Council registration (HCPC)
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF)
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Master’s degree in a subject relevant to the role (desirable)
  • Qualifications in Sport Science (desirable)

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please click ‘Apply Now’ to begin the online application

Applications close on 26th May 2024

Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job applications, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications, and this may not always possible.

We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.

Manchester United is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to background, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected characteristics.
Manchester United Football Club are proud to be a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting the armed forces community to transition into careers outside of the armed forces.
Manchester United is committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.

It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles. Your personal data will be processed on MU’s behalf by Morson.

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine

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