Women's Pathway Physiotherapist - The FA - Closing date 26 April 2021

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  • National Football Centre, St. George's Park, Burton-on-Trent
  • Apr 07, 2021
Full time, permanent Physiotherapist

Job Description

Our Organisation
Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams.

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park.

To deliver against our goal we have reallocated resources and invested heavily in developing a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams at our world-class training facilities at St George’s Park in Staffordshire.

This is a unique and exciting time to join The FA and the Technical Team will be integral to the organisation achieving its goals.

Role Description
This exciting role will support the delivery of an excellent physiotherapy programme to England Women's pathway teams (U14 – U20), helping to develop healthy and available players who are ready to perform now and in the future.

Key Accountabilities
Lead the delivery of proactive physiotherapy and related services to a specific women's team/s as required
Support the development and delivery of a physiotherapy and performance medicine curriculum for pathway teams, in line with the Blueprint for Success
Support player development through the delivery of individual Athlete Health Plans for England players on camp and off camp
Support the acute injury management and rehabilitation of England players in line with department frameworks
Ensure clear communication of player status to coaching staff and other multi-disciplinary team (MDT) members on camp, and between camps.
Contribute to the planning and review of England team events through the MDT process
Assist in the development of guidelines, policies and related educational content for key aspects of performance medicine to support best practice in the preparation and management of players for international football
Keep physiotherapy records of all consultations, ensuring records are confidential and secure via an Athlete Management System
Effectively capture, record, and utilize data to support player management
Develop and maintain close working relationships with women's national coaches and performance support staff to ensure an effective multi-disciplinary approach to delivery
Develop and maintain close working relationships with physiotherapy and medical colleagues in clubs to enable knowledge of and management of international players to ensure a smooth and effective transition of care between environments
Support a team of consultant physiotherapists to ensure consistent ways of working
Ensure the management of camp related kit and consumables for specific womens team/s as required
Assist in the leadership and delivery of key internal and external projects which underpin future service development
Support the delivery of the womens pathway physiotherapy plan of work, and the wider Womens Technical Strategy as required
Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities

What we are looking for


Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
Member of the CSP or equivalent
BSc in Physiotherapy or the equivalent
MSc in Sports Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Medicine, or another related field (or currently completing)
Extensive experience as a physiotherapist in elite sport
Excellent evidence-based physiotherapy and rehabilitation delivery skills
Knowledge and experience of implementing a preventative model of care at a systems level
Outstanding ability to communicate and build relationships with players, staff, and wider groups of stakeholders
Ability to interpret and utilize data related to athlete health and physical performance
Experience utilizing Athlete Management Systems, and Microsoft operating systems
Track record of successfully integrating into a MDT of staff
Good planning and prioritisation skills


Current ATMMIF qualification, or recognized equivalent
Knowledge of the women's game
Experience in international sport
Experience in international or club football
Special expertise in long term athlete development/adolescent medicine, data science/research, rehabilitation, or female athlete health
Experience working in multiple sports, or in differing cultures/environments

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on the 14th and 17th May 2021.

What we can offer you
An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic and world-renowned sports organisation.
Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate.

The Football Association Group promotes inclusion and diversity, and welcomes applications from everyone. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process please mention this in your covering letter.