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England Pathway Team and Bank Doctors

The FA

The Football Association is the governing body of association football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

15 May 2024
Zero Hours
Closing date
23 May 2024

Please be aware that this is a consultant vacancy with either an estimated commitment of 40 - 75 days per year dependent on tournament qualification or as flexible bank cover to support.

Overview of the role:

To support the delivery of a performance medicine service to England Women's and Men's Development Teams through delivery to an age group team for 40-70 days/year or as flexible bank staff to cover.

We are looking to recruit sports doctors to support our England Development teams starting the 24/25 season in August 2024. The typical length of a camp is between 3-12 days with international tournaments lasting longer depending on the format.

The successful candidates will become a critical member of the multidisciplinary support team working closely with the coaches, physical performance coach and physiotherapist on-camp, with support in maintaining continuity from senior medical support staff between camps.

What You'll Do?

  • Provide high-quality medical support working with the MDT and coaching team for their respective national squad to ensure optimal management of players' health and fitness.
  • Team doctors, with support from the FA Medical Team, attend pre- and post-camp meetings to facilitate comprehensive planning and preparation of the team for performance following FA protocols including management of injuries and illness, concussion management, medication management, antidoping, cardiac screening, COVID protocols, emergency planning, travel health, wellbeing & women's health issues.
  • Liaise with club medical staff re; fitness to train and play before camp and after camp or if any notable change while on camp.
  • To be responsible for any medical issues arising with any members of the party travelling with that squad.
  • Maintain and update medical records as required and in line with GMC (General Medical Council) recommendations on note keeping in ‘Good Medical Practice'. Ensure medical notes are entered into the WPS and kept up to date by all staff.
  • Attend all training sessions and matches, along with regular medical and sports science meetings throughout any camp.
  • Attend CPD/training days per year (currently a minimum of 2).
  • Any other task as is required by The FA to fulfil the Appointment effectively, adhering to the current Standard Operating Procedures of the department.
  • Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being can be maintained.
  • As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What You'll Need?

Essential for the role:

  • GMC registered.
  • License to practise in the UK,
  • Possess a postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
  • Experience as a Team Doctor in Sport.
  • Excellent academic and applied knowledge of contemporary practice in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
  • Experience in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Primary Care.
  • Emergency Pitch-side Care Qualification.
  • Record of accomplishment of successfully integrating into established and developing coaching teams.
  • Excellent planning and communication skills with experience participating in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Be available to travel within the UK and abroad.
  • Flexibility to support the role.

Important note to candidates - the provisional interview date has been set as early the week commencing 17th June 2024 at The National Football Centre, St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent.

What's in it for you?

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive rate of pay as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role.

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, and by doing this we offer top-of-the-range facilities across two core business locations. We have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English football. We are also delighted to have a world-class Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

Our Organisation:

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup, and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George's Park.

Our goal:

To win the Euros in 2024, the Women's Euros 2025 and sustain success thereafter.

To deliver against this inspiring goal we are changing how we work and investing heavily to create a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams at our world-class training facilities at St George's Park in Staffordshire.

How to Apply

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

Applications close on 23rd May 2024

Additional Information

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Job Type
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