• Posted 1 week ago
  • Southampton
  • Full Time
  • Jul 28, 2017

Southampton Football Club is a Premier League club competing at the highest level of professional football with a culture which promotes respect, unity, accountability, creativity and aspiration – this is The Southampton Way.

We look for people with integrity, compassion and support for those around them; people who take pride in what they do with an honest approach, who embrace a challenge while also being accountable for their decisions; people who have the energy and passion to bring an innovative approach to their role and strive to be different from the rest; people with the aspiration to lead the way and become an example to others.

At Southampton Football Club you’ll be given the platform to work in a vibrant, intelligent and challenging work environment with the potential to develop and become the best at what you do.

We don’t stand still, we are constantly moving forward.

What is the role?

We are currently recruiting for an Academy U18 Physiotherapist to join our leading Sports Medicine & Science team. This opportunity will include assisting in providing a first-class Physiotherapy and Injury Prevention service to all Professional Development Phase players; organising, developing and implementing the best methods of injury prevention, performance enhancement, rehabilitation, care and advice. The successful candidate will be able to actively contribute in a medical and science department that is viewed as a centre of excellence in injury and illness prevention, injury management and cutting edge medical and science research development.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for CSP/HCPC registered candidates with knowledge of injury prevention methods and recovery strategies. The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication and organisational skills to work as part of our Sports Medicine & Science team. Previous experience working in an elite sporting environment is desirable but not essential.


5 years post grad BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (min 2:1 qualification).

Experience in managing and co-ordinating medical staff and patient list.


Previous experience working in other sports within a multidisciplinary team/department.

Previous experience working as a physiotherapist in a professional football club and experience in working in an interdisciplinary sports science and medical team.

Completed core band 5 (junior) Physiotherapy rotations within NHS.

Experience of working as a band 6 or 7 (Senior II or I) in an out-patient department for a minimum 18 months.

Qualifications (incl. certifications)

Degree in Physiotherapy.

CSP/HCPC registered.


Advanced Trauma Training (AREA/ ATMMiF/LM Medical).

Sports Massage
Pilates Qualification.

Working towards an MSc.

Kinetic Control Movement Therapist.


Extensive manual therapy skills, sports rehabilitation/knowledge in injury prevention methods and recovery strategies and knowledge of movement dysfunction analysis and experience in performance stability screening.

Extensive knowledge in injury prevention methods and recovery strategies.

Excellent communication and organisation skills.

Desire for self-improvement and continuous professional development.

Ability and enthusiasm to instruct, teach, share knowledge and be a resource for all Academy staff and members of the Sports Science and Medical Team.

Interest in contributing to current or future research projects.

What do you get in return?

If you are successful you can look forward to a healthy benefits package;
• A competitive salary depending on experience.
• Two Season Tickets.
• 24 days’ holiday per year, increasing to 25 days after one full football season.
• Life Assurance Cover of 2x salary.
• Contributory Pension Scheme.
• Incentivised Private Medical Insurance Scheme.
• Child Care Vouchers.
• Free onsite parking.
• Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.

Please be aware that a criminal disclosure and identity check will be carried out for this opportunity.

If you are keen to undertake a new exciting challenge, please submit your CV and cover letter by clicking the APPLY button below.

The closing date for applications is 28 July 2017

Southampton Football Club recognises that the safety and protection of those children and young people in day to day contact with the Club is paramount. The Company is committed to creating a safe culture for all.

Southampton Football Club is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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