Academy Physiotherapist – Crewe Alexandra Football Club- Crewe

Job Description
Position Overview
A full-time position that aims to:
1) Assist the Academy Sports Science & Medicine Department making sure the department meets all EPPP requirements as outlined in the EPPP Sports Science and Medicine Strategy.
2) Lead the implementation of the Academy Medicine programme that focuses on the rehabilitation and the injury prevention of all U18’s squad.
3) Work with the club Physiotherapy department to perform testing for all the Professional Development Phase, Youth Development Phase and Foundation Phase players
4) Liaise with players and coaching staff with regards to injury progress and return to play times.
5) Arrangement of relevant consultant consultations where necessary.
6) Enrolment onto a weekly CPD programme alongside the Lead Academy Physiotherapist and Head Physiotherapist
7) Working hours; to follow U18 weekly programme and schoolboy programme (Evenings / Weekends)

Essential Requirements
• BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
• HCPC Registration
• Full member of the CSP
• Valid IFAS/ITMMiF – Prepared to complete ATMMiF course upon starting
• Display excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent organisation skills and the ability to accurately manage data
• Able to be flexible with their working week to cope with the demands of the role
• Full UK driving licence

Desirable Requirements
• Previous experience of EPPP and PMA data input
• Evidence of working with youth elite athletic development
• Experience of working within a professional football environment

Job Responsibilities
• Report daily to the Lead Academy Physiotherapist contribute to the formal monthly departmental meetings and informal weekly meetings.
• Planning and leading the implementation of rehabilitation for all u18’s players.
• Work alongside the Lead Academy Physiotherapist with the planning and implementation of rehabilitation for the Youth Development Phase and Foundation Phase Players
• Planning the implementation of individual group testing / screening sessions for all u18 players
• Lead the planning and implementation of the injury prevention for all u18 players
• Work with u18 head coach Academy Sports Scientist with regards to training load planning
• Work in collaboration with the Head Sports Science and Medicine and other club Sport Science staff to provide specific physical development training sessions for u18’s players
• Liaise with the club Nutritionist to aid planning and implementation of academy nutritional strategy for all u18’s players
• Liaise with the club Psychologist to aid planning and implementation of academy psychology strategy for all u18’s players
• Contribute to weekly CPD within the Academy Sports Science & Medicine department
• Lead the match-day Physiotherapy provision for the u18’s squad and work alongside the Lead Academy Physiotherapist with academy weekend fixtures
• Record all data and online medical notes onto the PMA system in line with the EPPP requirements
How to apply
Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check and are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exemptions) Act 1975.

Crewe Alexandra Football Club promotes equal opportunities in employment we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience appear to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 12th June, 2019 at 11:59pm. Due to expected high volume of applicants, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not has any contact from the club 1 weeks post-application deadline. Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from Sports Therapists or Sports Rehabilitators.
Cover letter and CV to be emailed to Academy Manager Aidan Callan

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