Lead Academy Physiotherapist

Salary Competitive
Town/City Burnley BB10 4BX
Payment type Per annum
Region North West
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer Burnley Football Club

Other benefits

Remuneration + benefits

  • £Competitive, depending on experience and qualifications
  • 28 days holidays per year (including bank holidays)
  • Long service holidays
  • Free parking

Contract type:

  • Permanent
  • Full time: 40 hours per week – must be prepared to work evenings and weekends as per fixture / training requirement

Vacancy details

    About us

    Burnley Football Club is an established Premier League Club with a rich history, located in the heart of the town and its community, we believe that Burnley is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you.

    The role

    An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Physiotherapist. Our state-of-the-art training facility and Academy provides an outstanding environment to develop both players and people.

    The Lead Academy Physiotherapist role will predominately be based with the under-23 (u23) and under-18 (u18) squads but will have regular contact with the younger academy groups as required. 

    Role expectations

    Reporting to the Head of Physiotherapist and Academy Director, the Lead Academy Physiotherapist will be expected to:

    • Provide evidenced based treatment & rehabilitation of injured players (U9-U23’s).
    • Assist in co-ordinating and leading the Physiotherapy service within the academy.
    • Assist in the recruitment and retention of part-time academy physiotherapy staff and assist with the part time medical rota to ensure all academy fixtures and training sessions have adequate medical cover.
    • Have a flexible approach to cover academy injury clinics/training sessions when required.
    • Have a flexible approach to match day cover for u18/u23 fixtures as per schedule and academy U9-16’s fixtures when required. 
    • Liaise effectively with the academy coaching staff and wider MDT on a daily basis in order to keep them informed of player availability for academy matches and training.
    • Contributing towards maintaining and developing the clubs EPPP Sports Medicine criteria.
    • Be responsible for organisation, development and implementation of screening (including cardiac screening) for all academy players as part of the process to aid injury prevention strategies.
    • Maintain accurate records of injuries and medical interventions as per HCPC and CSP standards using the PMA system.
    • Work in a professional manner which promotes equality for both staff and clients.
    • Contribute to a multi-disciplinary approach by liaising closely with other departments within the academy.
    • Support the Player Care programme operated by the academy and have a good understanding of current best practice within Safeguarding and Welfare.
    • To be able to work flexible and unsociable hours where the role of the job requires.
    • To work towards agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
    • Comply with all Club policies.
    • Promote the Burnley Football Club brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.
    • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.
    • A commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.

    An ideal candidate will have;


    • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy.
    • HCPC membership.
    • CSP membership.
    • A valid ATMMiF qualification (or FA level 5 equivalent).
    • Experience of planning and delivering treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
    • A full UK driving licence.
    • A sound understanding of safeguarding and welfare requirements.
    • Strong organisational skills, and the ability to multitask.
    • Excellent presentation, and delivery skills.
    • The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
    • A flexible attitude towards working hours and availability on weekends and evenings.
    • A friendly, positive ‘can do’ and courteous attitude.


    • Prior experience of working in elite sport.
    • Prior experience of working with elite young athletes.
    • Good understanding of growth & maturation and its implications on the development of athletes.
    • Prior experience of managing staff.
    • Post graduate qualification in a relevant field.
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    How to apply

    Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the Burnley Football Club website. Burnley Football Club no longer accept CV’s.

    Burnley Football Club are committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.

    *Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.

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