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Senior Academy Physiotherapist

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8 Jul 2024

Colchester United Football Club – Senior Academy Physiotherapist

Job Description:

Colchester United Football Club are seeking a full-time senior academy physiotherapist to help drive medical standards within our exciting and progressive Category 2 Academy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate and lead the physiotherapy service within the Academy. (YD Rule 102.5)
  • Assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate all injuries sustained by U21 players & where applicable U18 Academy players; Manage the physiotherapy department and staff within it.
  • Keep accurate and comprehensive medical records to assist with club injury audits and Youth Development rule compliance.
  • Keep daily records of treatments and record injuries on the PMA system along with detailed rehabilitation programmes for injured players.
  • Have accountability and responsibility for safeguarding at all times.
  • Ensure all cardiac screens completed within the Youth Development rule timeframes
  • To work in conjunction with the Academy Physiotherapist for provision of all physiotherapy duties associated with the Academy, U9-U16 teams;
  • Lead coordination of part-time therapist cover for youth tournaments, friendlies, weekend matches and academy tours
  • To work alongside the Sport Science team to deliver effective recovery and injury prevention strategies across all age groups
  • To be an active member of the Academy Management Team
  • Ensure all protocols and EAP's are updated and strictly followed to ensure a safe and efficient process when faced with any possible medical scenario.
  • EAP's will need to be produced in line and signed off by the Club Doctor
  • To lead and coordinate the pre-signing medical assessments of all Academy players as required.
  • To assist the club medical department in ensuring all medical emergency equipment and medication is well stocked and up to date.
  • To be responsible for the monitoring and management of medical consumable stock and distribution of 'run-on' bags to part-time physiotherapy staff;


  • The Senior Academy Physiotherapist shall be a registered Physiotherapist member of the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Have recent and relevant professional experience in a sports performance environment
  • Hold a current FA Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (or an equivalent or higher qualification approved by the Board)

    Person Specification:

  • Hard working
  • Clean driving license
  • Good communication skills.

Salary: Competitive

All staff must be aware of all safeguarding and equity and diversity issues, along with all academy and club policies, rules and regulations.  We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic working environment by building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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  • Job Reference: 00000533-1
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Colchester Academy
    Colchester Academy
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  • Location: Tiptree
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Community & Sport, Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent