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Transition Group Physiotherapist

Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints are a professional rugby club currently competing in the Gallagher Premiership. As well as being one of English rugby's leading teams, Saints'​ home at Franklin's Gardens is one of the most flexible conference and events venues in the East Midlands.

7 May 2024
Full Time
Closing date
24 May 2024

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified physiotherapist to join an elite sporting environment to lead the injury management, rehabilitation provision and performance enhancement of Transition players in the Senior squad.


  • Lead on Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of acute injuries of Transition group players.
  • Detailed planning of day-day maintenance management of all Transition group players alongside comprehensive rehab plans for injured players.
  • To contribute to assessment, diagnosis and treatment of senior squad players as is required.
  • Active contribution to the development and delivery of return-to-play strategies for injured players.
  • To provide matchday medical cover pitchside as is required.
  • To provide medical cover in all training situations as is required.
  • Appropriate organisation of medical equipment for training and matchday.
  • To travel with team as is required and whilst doing so, to contribute towards the collective effort preparing the team for competition.
  • Detailed and timely communication & collaboration with all members of the Performance and coaching group regarding the management of playing staff.
  • Consistent communication with external medical teams to ensure continuity of management for Saints players out on loan.
  • Provide day-day support to other members of the medical team regarding injury/rehabilitation matters.
  • Contribute fully to department housekeeping.
  • Maintenance of accurate medical records in accordance with CSP & HCPC regulations.
  • To work with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist to deliver detailed and thorough integration of Transition group players from Junior to Senior Academy and into Full-time environment.
  • CPD & Development
  • Assist with and contribute to in-house CPD, stay up to date with current best practice. Look for opportunities to conduct novel research with performance impact outcome for Northampton Saints.
  • To contribute to weekly planning meeting for medical staff.
  • To contribute to Student supervision within the department as is required.
  • To contribute to regular in-house pitchside medical management & extrication training.
  • Maintain own PhICIS qualification.

The successful canditiate will have

Essential Skills:

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (or equivalent)
  • Registration with HCPC/CSP
  • PHICIS level 3 or equivalent qualification
  • The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced disclosure check
  • Current and valid driving licence
  • Experience of managing injuries in a sporting context
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • A strong desire to learn and develop your own practice

Desirable Skills:

  • Have attained or are working towards post-graduate qualifications in either Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine, Strength & Conditioning, or a related field
  • Experience of rehabilitating athletes in a professional sports environment

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Rugby Union
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