Competitive Hourly Rate
Sport is central to the Eton curriculum. We aim to provide all pupils, regardless of ability, with the opportunity to learn and improve performance and understanding across a wide variety of sports so that it can remain a pleasure for life.
To ensure boys are best prepared for the demands of their sports, as well as to develop their abilities and performance, Eton offers support through the Athlete Development Programme (ADP). Through investment in facilities and coaching, the ADP aims to support aspiring individuals and sports teams.
We are now looking to appoint an in-house physiotherapist on a part time basis, to provide effective and efficient physiotherapy treatment to meet the needs of pupils. With new indoor sports facilities opening shortly, it is an exciting time to join this valued area of physical preparation.
Please note all equipment, including treatment table and supplies will be provided as part of this role.
This is a fixed-term, casual position with work opportunities available from September 2021 to December 2021, and from April 2022 to July 2022. As a casual member of staff, requirements for the services of the postholder will depend on a varying level of demand and the postholder will only be paid for the hours they work. The College is under no obligation to provide a minimum number of hours each week.
However, the anticipated hours of the role are as follows:
Michaelmas Term (12 weeks) from September 2021 to December 2021
Monday: 14:00 - 18:00 until Long Leave. 14:00 – 16:00 after Long Leave (Long Leave is 16 Oct – 31 Oct)
Tuesday: 14:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 14:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 3 hours required, times TBC
Summer Term (10 weeks) from April 2022 to July 2022
Monday: 17:00 – 19:00
Friday: 17:00 – 19:00
- To work with pupils with a variety of sporting injuries and conditions supporting them in recovery from accident, illness or injury, sometimes over a period of weeks and in certain situations months
- To assess and diagnose patients with a diverse range of Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, using appropriate assessment/diagnostic techniques, skills and tools
- To create individual treatment plans using a variety of appropriate physiotherapy treatment regimens including pupils with complex and multiple musculoskeletal and medical problems
- To adopt a problem-solving approach, engaging pupils and relevant others in their treatment plan, confirming agreed outcomes, and educating pupils on self-care
- Advanced manual therapy and therapeutic exercise skills
- Extensive knowledge of patient self- management and education
- To continually review pupils’ progress and refer as necessary to relevant others to ensure appropriate care is provided
- To maintain accurate patient records in line with school systems and protocol
- Ensure that the condition of clinical rooms is maintained in accordance with infection control, Health and safety and general tidiness/cleanliness
- Excellent communication with staff and pupils
- To continually review treatment guidelines and practices in order to ensure best practice methods are applied.
- To maintain registration with the Health Professions Council
- Work collaboratively with the ADP team to provide physiotherapy support for pupils of all ages and in preparation for a wide range of sports
- Building strong relationships with pupils and providing physical and emotional support towards their recovery journeys
- Being caring, compassionate and patient
- Commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion
- Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
The Ideal Candidate
To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:
- BSc/Masters in Physiotherapy or CSP equivalent diploma (CSP – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
- Health professions council Registration
- Post registration experience including as an APP/ESP/ working at a senior level within musculoskeletal field (APP – Advanced practise physiotherapist, ESP – extended scope practitioner)
- Ideally experience working with high level sports teams
- Ideally have experience of working with young people
- Be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills
- Be proactive and able to use consultative, systemic and innovative ways of working
- Have the ability to remain calm under pressure and be approachable, empathetic and engaging.
Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.
How to apply
For further information, and to apply, please visit our website: https://jobsearch.etoncollege.com/jobs/job/Inhouse-Physiotherapist/253
Closing Date: 03 June 2021
Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.