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Vacancy: head physiotherapist

23 July 2018

Mansfield Town Football Club are looking to recruit a head physiotherapist.

VACANCY: Head physiotherapist
BASED AT
: Mansfield Town Football Club, One Call Stadium, Quarry Lane, Mansfield, NG18 5DA
ACCOUNTABLE TO: First team manager
CONTRACT TYPE: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. 

The successful candidate will to attend First Team fixtures (home and/or away) where requested to lead pre-match preparation and post-match assessments/ treatments.

The main focus of the role will be in the area of injury prevention and rehabilitation within the department. 

Whilst previous involvement in professional football is preferential; all candidates with an experience of working in a sporting environment will be considered.

They should also have an understanding of the confidentiality and nature of working alongside elite athletes.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
-To manage the first team medical department to ensure the highest level of function and development is continued
-To provide highly accurate assessment and effective treatment ensuring a timely yet comprehensive return to pre-injury state for all first team players
-To lead on all pre-signing medical screenings for prospective first team players
- To promptly communicate all relevant medical information and provide updates on injured first team players to the first team manager
-To refer players for appropriate diagnostic imaging and specialist consultations and interventions where appropriate
-To liaise with appropriate medical specialists to ensure prompt referral; building a strong network of contacts and develop strong working relationships
-To manage and oversee all medical staff within the first team and academy set-ups; ensuring they are fully supported in their roles.
-To provide pitch side first aid for first team training as well as evening and weekend matches both home and away. This will include the implementation of Emergency Action Plans (EAP) 
-To travel with the team to all fixtures, this will include overnight stays where necessary.
-To ensure the timely completion of all medical notes and that all medical information is accurately documented on Benchmark 54 (online system)
-To ensure that all medical equipment is fully functional and that stock levels of medical supplies are maintained
-To oversee FA anti-doping testing as required and insure all players are informed prohibited on supplements and medication

ESSENTIAL:
-BSc Physiotherapy or MSc Physiotherapy
-Chartered Physiotherapist registered with the CSP
-HCPC registration
-Experience of working within professional sport
-UK driving licence
-First Aid in Sport qualification

DESIRABLE:
-Experience of working within professional football
-Evidence of relevant post graduate professional development
-Acupuncture Accreditation and membership with the AACP
-FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF)

Salary is competitive and dependent on experience.

Due to the high volume of applicants expected, the deadline for this role is: close of play, Friday 27 July.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to head of communications Mark Stevenson: mark.stevenson@mansfieldtown.net


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