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Worcestershire County Cricket Club

Worcestershire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.

12 Sep 2023
Full Time
Closing date
29 Sep 2023


Worcestershire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county cricket clubs which make up the England and Wales Cricket Board. We play to the highest level of professional cricket with a history stretching back over 155 years.

We strive to make our working environment a welcoming and enthusiastic one, fuelling ambition with opportunities and support to help our people achieve their personal and professional goals.

Purpose of the role:

We are looking for a self-motivated individual keen to develop their skills, lead physiotherapy delivery to our second team and academy players and assist the lead physiotherapist with the first team squad. This role is key for the development of our academy programme and development of professional behaviours early in a young cricketer’s career; to facilitate the successful transition for players into the senior team and subsequently first-class cricket.

You will need to be responsive to day-to-day events while at the same time maintaining high professional standards across a competitive calendar. In the winter there is a focus on development with academy training based at Malvern College, and the senior squad training at both Malvern College and New Road. In season the role primarily involves providing game day cover to the second or first team games whilst managing any ongoing rehabilitation and projects. You are encouraged to be inquisitive and propose your own ideas on service improvement and delivery.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide day to day physiotherapy support and pitch side trauma care for the senior and academy programme players at matches and training as required.
  • Provide evidence-based physiotherapy support for senior and academy squads for acute injuries.
  • Provide rehab planning and delivery for more complex issues, working with the Science and Medicine team to support diagnosis and treatment.
  • Undertake administrative tasks relating to injury management including booking investigations and appointments, requesting insurance pre-authorisations, and completing medical insurance documents.
  • Assist with musculoskeletal screening/profiling and work to manage performance risks.
  • Assist with concussion baseline testing for senior and academy squads.
  • Work with the relevant Science and Medicine team members and coaching staff to individualise player preparation and develop integrated support programmes for individual’s player performance targets.
  • Communicate injury assessment findings and concerns with the Lead Physiotherapist or where appropriate, the CMO at the end of the day/match.
  • Undertake appropriate professional development to keep abreast of best practice and current evidence-based research.
  • Keep notes of all contact with players and interventions to medico-legal national standards.

Other responsibilities:

We expect all of our people to demonstrate and promote our values at all times to ensure Worcestershire County Cricket Club’s brand is always held in the highest regard both internally and in public. It is expected that you will:

  • Greet any directors, employees, members, spectators, customers, sponsors and visitors to the Club in a friendly manner and assist them in any way required;
  • Contribute positively at all times to a pleasant, friendly and welcoming atmosphere throughout the Club.
  • Comprehend and adhere to relevant Club standards, rules and regulations, and policies and procedures relating to health & safety and financial management and control.
  • Commit to deliver and help maintain a strong team ethic and to promote the club values.
  • Consistently uphold high personal standards of appearance and behaviour, while also effectively representing the Club and projecting a positive image at all times. Additionally, ensure to maintain a professional approach and work diligently at all times.

The nature of our work and the size of our team here at Worcestershire County Cricket Club requires everyone to be flexible, willing and an excellent team player.

This Job Description is not an exhaustive list of tasks but represents the key duties and responsibilities required by the role. You may be required to take on such reasonable additional or other responsibilities and tasks as we need from time to time.

Person Specification:

  • Experience of working in a team environment is preferred, however, previous experience working of in cricket is not essential.
  • Current member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and registration with the Health Professions Council.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary support team and an understanding of the various sports science and sports medicine disciplines.
  • Sound clinical reasoning with the ability to justify tests and treatments.
  • Good manual therapy skills.
  • An on-going record of CPD.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to write and deliver rehab plans with appropriate monitoring.
  • Knowledge of injury surveillance and workload monitoring methods.
  • Basic knowledge of S&C principles.
  • Advanced DBS check and Safeguarding training will be a prerequisite for the successful candidate.
  • Full Driving Licence is essential.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to work within a team and to contribute to the overall success of the team and WCCC as a whole.
  • The ability to travel to training and match venues.
  • Ability to work irregular and unsocial hours, including work outside normal office hours, at evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • A recognition of the importance of promoting and supporting equality, safeguarding and anti-doping within sport.
  • ECB accredited advanced life support training within the past two years (or willing to work towards)
  • Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure.

This role may involve training, supervising, working with and/or being in sole charge of children and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be required to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. A disclosure is an impartial and confidential document that details an individual’s criminal record and where appropriate gives details of those who are banned from working with children. Having a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position.

Hours, benefits and salary:

  • This is a full-time role and is likely to include some evening and weekend work, particularly during the Cricket season.
  • Salary is £32,000 per annum.
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free city centre parking
  • Stunning city centre location with iconic cathedral view
  • Discount in the club café
  • Complimentary staff food on matchdays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 2 x matchday membership passes
  • Paid time off at Christmas
  • Complimentary tickets for various Sports venues across Worcester.
  • Complimentary passes at Nuffield Health

To Apply:

Please click 'Apply Now' to email a CV along with a covering letter to our People Team.

The closing date for applications is 29th September.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

The Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Salary information
from £32,000

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