Jun 30, 2021

Lead Physiotherapist - British Cycling - Closing date 8 August 2021

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  • The National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M11 4DQ
Full time, permanent Physiotherapist

Job Description


Championing a lifelong passion for cycling
Why British Cycling?

British Cycling is one of the world’s most successful sports governing bodies. From winning Olympic and Paralympic gold medals to inspiring almost two million people to ride their bikes regularly, we are committed to making cycling the number one sport and activity of choice in Britain. Our growing membership of over 145,000 members is testament to the appetite for cycling nationwide.

At British Cycling our vision is: together we can make Britain a great cycling nation and we are looking for people who are excited about joining us on this journey.

You will also enjoy a generous benefits package that includes: Free Race Gold membership, Cycle to Work scheme with shower facilities and secure bike storage, a group pension, free eye tests, an employee assistance programme and access to NCC facilities, including free car parking a comprehensive Mental Health support community and much more.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who is forward thinking and a strong team player, to join our well established, hardworking and dedicated team at BC.
Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer and in collaboration with the whole of GBCT, the Lead Physiotherapist will be a proactive colleague with a “can-do” approach and accountable for the following:
Key Responsibilities ( please refer to role profile for further detail):
• Align the work of the physiotherapy department with each rider’s and their team’s medal plans, ensuring that the physiotherapy provision to riders is precise, correct, current and seamless
• Lead the day-to-day provision of physiotherapy services to all riders during training sessions, camps and tournaments as required and ensure it is supported by a network of world-leading practitioners
• Collaborate with the Performance Support team, Coaches and the GBCT Senior Leadership Team to ensure that all riders have an individualised “What It Takes To Win” management plan. This includes support to the bike-fitting process and to the development of optimal bike and rider positions to increase the probability of rider success.
• Generate robust KPI intelligence to show the impact of the department on athlete health and ensure that any corrective actions are taken in a reasonable and timely manner maximising quality of service to riders and coaches.
• Support the Department’s CQC status and ensure that the Physiotherapy team work within the professional guidelines of each member’s support area.
• Undertake and actively contribute to special projects and research that will positively impact upon the support provided by the department.
• Lead the strategic collection, evaluation and dissemination of physiotherapy and ‘threat’ intelligence.
• Ensure an appropriate illness and injury intelligence tool is in place and utilised by the department; evaluating the meaning of this information and use to inform coaches of the relative risks of the training activities undertaken.
• Contribute to the risk management strategy surrounding the management of all riders.

The key skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for are:
• BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
• Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
• Higher degree (or equivalent) specialising in Sports Physiotherapy / Sport and Exercise Medicine / Sports Rehabilitation
• Extensive injury screening, diagnostic, manual therapy and sports rehabilitation understanding.
• Extensive knowledge in injury prevention methods and recovery strategies.
• Evidence of an extensive and structured CPD portfolio – including post graduate qualifications showing a range of different clinical skills e.g. Manipulative Therapy, Movement Dysfunction Assessment, Soft Tissue Mobilisation/Manipulation, Acute Injury Management

To apply, please complete the online application form with your supporting evidence.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation. Any appointment will be made on merit alone. For more information on British Cycling please visit the following page www.britishcycling.org.uk.

We are a member of the Disability Confident Scheme https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

For an informal discussion about this role, prior to submitting a prospective application please contact Dr Nigel Jones on nigeljones@britishcycling.org.uk
Closing Date – 8th August 2021 and interviews to be scheduled for mid - September 2021 (after the Tokyo Paralympic Games).

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