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Nottingham Forest F.C.

Nottingham Forest Football Club is an association football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England.

2 Aug 2022
Full Time
Closing date
20 Aug 2022

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Management of Injuries

  • To primarily work with the PDP squads providing physiotherapy services
  • To lead on the treatment and management of injuries sustained to all players in the PDP squads, working closely with the performance staff to co-ordinate and deliver evidence and performance-based rehab programmes
  • To standardise the management of injuries by assisting in the development and structure of injury rehabilitation protocols and philosophy
  • To monitor the effectiveness of injury management principles through clinical injury audits and training availability
  • To ensure effective, appropriate and thorough communication of injury updates are provided to the player, coaching staff and other relevant staff members
  • To assist the Academy Head of Medicine and Academy physiotherapist in the provision of physiotherapy services across all age groups and to help oversee the use of part time physiotherapists and sports therapists in their provision of medical care to all players in the Academy

Injury Prevention

  • To provide musculoskeletal screening/profiling for all Academy players and integrate this with the Club medical records
  • To lead the musculoskeletal screening/profiling for all PDP players and assist with the process for all Academy players and integrate this with the Club medical records
  • To work alongside the performance staff in order to deliver individualised effective injury prevention strategies in both individual and group sessions
  • To liaise effectively with the Academy coaching staff on a daily basis in order to keep them informed of players’ availability for Academy matches and training
  • To work alongside the performance staff in order to deliver first class recovery and injury prevention strategies to all players both immediately after games and on recovery days
  • To ensure all players are educated on the importance of recovery, health and athletic development

Pre-Signing Medicals & Medical Consultations

  • To assist and co-ordinate the pre-signing medical assessments of all Academy players and trailist as required including the writing of formalized pre-signing medical reports
  • To assist the Head of Academy Medicine in escalating clinical cases for imaging and/or consultant referrals
  • To accompany players to medical consultations at short notice either in this country or abroad. Ensuring best practice is followed at all times and ensuring the player receives optimal care and advice, providing clinical handovers pre and post appointment
  • To assist the Academy Doctor and Academy Head of Medicine in co-ordinating the cardiac screening for the PDP squads in line with FA regulations
  • To manage the FA whereabouts schedule for the PDP squads and assist with the education of players regarding their anti-doping responsibilities

Medical Provision at Matches/Training Sessions/Tours

  • To provide physiotherapy match day cover for all PDP Academy games and assist other age groups when needed
  • To organise and implement the medical provision for all training camps for the PDP squads as required
  • To ensure all medical equipment and procedures are regularly reviewed and maintained at the training ground and at all training and match venues under the guidance of the Academy Head of Medicine

Management Responsibilities

  • To take an active role in all medical meetings, MDT meetings and other planning meetings
  • To take a mentoring role within the department, working as a mentor for junior physiotherapists and being pro-active with assisting CPD for the part time physiotherapists
  • To assist in the production of an injury audit on a monthly and annual basis for the Academy and feedback to provide accountability for the department and actively seek to follow best practice
  • To ensure appointments are made for consultations and appropriate travel arrangements made for all Academy players as required, ensuring the 1st Team Medical Department are notified in advance to manage the Club’s Health Partners insurance scheme


  • To assist with delivery and organisation of in-service training sessions in conjunction with the Academy Head of Medicine, including the creation of a CPD department pathway to ensure the on-going development of knowledge and skills
  • To take responsibility for continued professional development to ensure regular attendance of appropriate courses, conferences and keep an up-to-date file is maintained of CPD achievements, feeding back any relevant learning points to the department

Professional Standards

  • To produce daily reports of injured development player’s, ensuring all medical notes are up to date within 24 hours of treatment and in line with CSP core standards
  • To ensure all medical documents are maintained in line with information governance principles
  • To work with the Safeguarding team to highlight cases for attention through the appropriate channels as required and ensure all relevant training qualifications are maintained
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times, including the requirement to undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the charity, Club and its personnel
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies
  • To support Nottingham Forest FC in their aims and objectives at all times
  • To represent Nottingham Forest FC in a professional manner at all times

Health & Safety

  • All employees are subject to Nottingham Forest’s polices, procedures and conditions of service, with reference to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and you should abide by all current Health and Safety legislation
  • You are required to take reasonable care for the Health and Safety of yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work
  • You are required to report any Health and Safety problems to your manager or a member of the Health and Safety/Facilities team

How to Apply

Please click "Apply Now” to email Nottingham Forest F.C. for the Application Form.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
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