Assistant Physiotherapist - Leicestershire County Cricket Club - Closing date 29 October 2021
Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester, and other sites as required
Full time, permanent
Interview date3 November 2021Job DescriptionAbout Leicestershire County Cricket Club Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Leicestershire as well as being representative of the county of Rutland. The Club's limited overs team is called the Leicestershire Foxes.
One of the Club’s aims is to make its county ground the “premium Leicestershire outdoor venue” for concerts and first-class events, with the delivery of an ambitious events programme once the pandemic is behind us. It also wants to improve the way it manages staff, create a diversity action plan, and host regular members’ forums. LCCC has a strong membership heritage and we are ambitious in our plans to increase our supporter base significantly over the next five years. This is a great but challenging time to join the Running Foxes.
Job Role: Assistant Physiotherapist
Job Profile: To provide physiotherapy services and support to the professional and academy players whilst representing LCCC, including all match day cover at all second team fixtures. Work to enhance the culture of LCCC in terms of upholding the club values and behaviours, strive to achieve the objectives of the Sports Science and Medicine department at all times.
Reports to: Head of Sports Science and Medicine
Weekly hours: A total of 35 hours per week, with flexibility over specific days worked and an emphasis on matchdays during the cricket season (to include some evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays) Location: Uptonsteel County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8AD
1. Provide matchday physiotherapy coverage at all LCCC Second XI fixtures, ensuring that acute injury management of the highest order is provided in the event of a player from LCCC sustaining an injury. 2. Work within the LCCC Sports Science and Medicine team providing day to day physiotherapy support for professional/academy squads during summer and the academy/EPP squads during winter. 3. Discuss with Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coaches and Head of Sports Science and Medicine regarding appropriate warm-up and cool-down techniques to be instituted by the physiotherapist in the absence of the S&C Coach at any second team fixtures. 4. Work in collaboration with the Head of Sports Science and Medicine and S&C Coaches to deliver daily injury prevention programmes ensuring ongoing conditioning of Second XI and Academy players throughout the season. 5. Discuss injury findings/concerns with the Head of Sports Science and Medicine or where appropriate the Club Doctor at the end of the day/match with any medical interventions recorded on the ECB electronic injury database. 6. Work closely with the Head of Sports Science and Medicine and Club Doctor in the management of complex injuries to ensure the highest quality of evidence-based care for the LCCC professional and Academy players. 7. In collaboration with the Sports Science and Medicine and coaching team, monitor and review individual players bowling and throwing workloads on a day/weekly basis with formal review at a monthly multidisciplinary support staff meeting 8. Assist in the delivery of in-season rehabilitation and injury management to injured Professional and Academy players based at Grace Road, ensuring all players are accommodated when the Head of Sports Science and Medicine is travelling with the First XI. 9. Assist the Head of Sports Science and Medicine and S&C coaches to undertake regular musculoskeletal screening and injury risk profiling of the Professional and Academy squad in order to develop individualised personal preparation plans. 10. Assist the Head of Sports Science and Medicine and S&C Coaches in the development and implementation of daily recovery strategies to enhance the performance of the LCCC players during the course of the demanding playing season. 11. Undertake appropriate professional development to enhance and develop knowledge of best practice models of injury prevention and management. 12. Attend monthly LCCC multidisciplinary team meetings to assist in the delivery of player case conferencing and injury updates as well as actively contributing to the performance of the team. 13. Carry out other duties appropriate to the position of Assistant Physio as required.