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JOB TITLE:                           Academy Physiotherapist

REPORTING TO:                 Academy Director/ Head of Sport Science & Medicine

LOCATION:                          Various

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:   Part time (Evening & Weekends)

The Thistle Weir Youth Academy is looking to recruit a part time physiotherapist to join our current Sport Science and Medicine team.

The successful individual will be responsible for working with academy teams, providing first class pitch-side first aid/trauma management during academy training sessions and matches. They will report to the head of sport science and medicine and work under the guidance of our full time Academy Physiotherapists.

Key responsibilities include emergency pitch side first aid, the diagnosis and treatment of injuries, early injury rehabilitation and management, assisting other medical staff when required, and liaising with coaches regarding the wellbeing of players.

This is a part-time, paid role which will involve being present at training sessions and weekend home games. There is also opportunity to travel through our additional games programme (Tournaments & games across the UK and occasionally abroad).

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Essential

  • Bsc (hons) in Physiotherapy
  • A member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and registered with the Health Care and Professionals Service
  • Experience working in a sports environment
  • First aid qualification
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Administrative skills to submit regular reports/ referrals
  • Proactive/ hardworking attitude with the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplined team
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends
  • SFA Child Wellbeing Certificate (On appointment)
  • PVG Scheme Membership (On appointment)

Desirable

  • Experience working with children in a football club environment
  • Experience in the recognition and management of musculoskeletal conditions related to sport
  • Experience in pitch side trauma management
  • Full driving license

Interested individuals should send a CV and cover note for the attention of Academy Director, Scott Allison by email to  

 

Thistle Weir Youth Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer. This post includes regulated work with children and all offers are subject to references and PVG Scheme membership

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