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Senior Academy Physiotherapist

West Ham United FC

West Ham United Football Club is an English professional football club that plays its home matches in Stratford, East London.

21 Sep 2022
Full Time
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Chartered Physiotherapist to become an important member of West Ham United Academy’s Football Medicine Department and join an experienced multi-disciplinary team.

Main Responsibilities:

  • As a key member of the U18 MDT, take the lead on ensuring Football Science & Medical staff form an integral part of the planning and delivery of a holistic football development programme.
  • Provide a high quality Physiotherapy service to the U18 squad – including the diagnosis of injuries, planning and delivery of treatment & rehabilitation. Liaise with Head of Football Science & Medicine regarding the need for further investigation or onward referral.
  • Work collaboratively with Physical Development staff to develop and deliver holistic rehabilitation programmes which focus on developing the athlete, not just recovering from injury.
  • Take initiative to identify individual risk factors and put in place interventions to mitigate against injury.
  • Ensure that all U17/18 training sessions & matches have appropriate medical cover, in line with FA & PL guidelines, meeting ATMMIF level standards.
  • Keep up to date medical records on PMA in line with CSP guidelines.
  • Ensure U18s player whereabouts is consistently kept up to date in line with FA requirements.
  • Provide personal and professional support to other members of the Academy Medical team. As part of this, take an active role in the organisation of In-house CPD events.
  • Continually evolve and develop department policies in line with current research, guidelines & practice.
  • Integrate within, and drive a culture of Elitism, with Individual development at the forefront.

Equal Opportunities

  • To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age.
  • To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients.


  • Staff must evidence a commitment to the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity and ensure the safety and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in any activity arranged by or in the name of the Club.
  • It is a requirement for staff to follow the Club’s Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay, allegations of abuse, poor practice or which is or may, impact on the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk. After contacting and taking guidance from the Safeguarding Team, staff must use the Club’s Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS ) to record the concern within 24 hours unless directed to do otherwise

Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted and trained on the basis of objective criteria.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: - Essential (E) Desirable (D)


  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (E)
  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant field (D)
  • HCPC Registration (E)
  • ATMMIF qualification (E)
  • Previous experience of working with elite young athletes (E)
  • Experience of planning and delivering treatment & rehabilitation of sports injuries (E)
  • Experience working within a Football Academy (D)
  • Experience of managing staff and/or students (D)
  • Experience using PMA (D)
  • Effective and appropriate communication skills, ability to build key relationships (E)
  • Good understanding of growth & maturation and its implications on the development of athletes (D)
  • Good understanding of the expectations of a Category 1 Academy according to the EPPP (D)

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
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