Scottish Rugby is the governing body for rugby union in Scotland. Based at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, we administer Scotland's international rugby teams, and Scotland's two professional clubs, Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors.
Scottish Rugby has 2 exciting new physiotherapy roles (East & West) within Scottish Rugby female performance programme. The aim is to provide the best environment to to contribute and support the design of the ‘Winning Scotland Framework’ for the female pathway.
Working within Scottish Rugby female performance pathway, you will provide high quality treatment and rehabilitation of the injured female players within your region and support and deliver the operational priorities within the region, alongside a multidisciplinary team.
You will be required to connect with the Women’s National Team and the wider Scottish Rugby Academy, to positively contribute to the Scottish Rugby medical team through clinical provision, research, and education.
You should have the ability to manage younger female athletes from point of injury to return to participation and performance. A critical component to this role is to effectively communicate with personnel both internally and externally to support athlete development into physically competent and self-reliant sportspeople.
You will be required to demonstrate strong assessment/ management skills, through solid clinical reasoning. Further key clinical roles will include analysis of injury data and implementation of robustness strategies, movement control and competence, specific to the female athlete population, working closely with the strength and conditioning team to reduce injury risk where able.
Further to this, you will provide physiotherapy support within a team environment for female future and U18s Regional and potentially National Teams, covering on-field training and match first aid.
Experience working within rugby or other contact sports would be of benefit, as is an understanding of challenges working with adolescent athletes. An interest in working within female sport is advantageous.
This will be a busy role and will require you to be flexible and fluid with the program. It can include early morning and/or evening work, weekend work and lone working. There is also travel within and out with the region, therefore it’s essential that you hold a driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
To be successful in this post, you should have 2-years’ experience within musculoskeletal physiotherapy, with experience within a sports specific environment. You will be required to pass and maintain a World Rugby Level 3 First Aid course qualification equivalent to SCRUMCAPS if you don’t already hold such. This post also requires a clean Protecting Vulnerable Groups check from Disclosure Scotland.
For full details of the role, please take a look at the job description.
What to do next
If you believe you have what it takes to be successful in this role, and wish to apply, please click 'Apply Now' to submit your CV and a covering letter which details the skills and experience you would bring.
The closing date for applications is 29th March 2023 with interviews expected to be the week beginning 3rd April 2023