Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a forward thinking, contemporary and world-class Higher Education Institution with a vision to redefine the conservatoire for the 21st century. At the leading edge of music and dance training, it provides specialist education of the highest quality, which reflects the increasingly collaborative world of artistic practice and supports the lifelong career development of students and professional performing artists. The Trinity Laban Health Clinic and its therapists specialise in the assessment and treatment of Performing Artists. All of our therapists have a particular interest in performing artists’ injuries and injury prevention, and many have had first-hand experience of being a performing artist or have worked with performing artists for many years, gaining vast experience in the field. Our range of therapies aim to support dancers, musicians, actors and musical theatre performers in training, and working professionals, using specialist knowledge of the specific demands placed upon the body, and appropriate techniques to prevent or aid in the rehabilitation from an injury.
We are looking for an experienced physiotherapist with a passion for the performing arts to join our specialist team to provide a high standard of physical support to our students and our clients. You can find more information on the role and responsibilities in the job description below. If you have the qualities and attributes representative of Trinity Laban’s values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.
We positively encourage expressions of interest from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
Key responsibilities and duties
- Providing physiotherapy assessments, diagnosis, treatments and formulating home exercise programmes to a wide range of clients. Our main client base is performing artists.
- To use evidence-based practise and specialist skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate clients’ rehabilitation and return to training.
- Carrying out Triage assessments for students presenting with new injuries
- Completing full and comprehensive patient notes in line with professional standards
- Writing reports and letters for students seeking modifications to training or assessment deferrals due to injury
- Hold an Undergraduate (BSc) or postgraduate (MSc) qualification in Physiotherapy
- Registration with the Healthcare Professionals Council (HCPC)
- Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
- Studio based teaching qualifications i.e. Mat or Equipment based Pilates, Yoga etc.
- An enhanced certificate with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), or a willingness to obtain one
- At least 5 years clinical experience
- 2-3 years of experience working with dancers, performing artists or other performance athletes
- Experience of working in private physiotherapy practice
- Experience teaching Remedial/rehabilitation based group classes
Knowledge and understanding
- An understanding of the needs of performing artists in professional training in higher education institutions
- A knowledge and understanding of the common injury types and aetiologies in dance and other performing arts domains
- To be competent in using a wide variety of physiotherapy assessment techniques and skills
Skills and personal qualities
- Good interpersonal skills
- An ability to build and maintain rapport with students and clients
- The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
Freelance, room rental contract. 30%(+VAT) of client fees will be payable to Trinity Laban on a monthly basis. All practitioners are issued with a License to Occupy Contract, which will be renewed in August each year.
The therapist should be able to commit their services for 1-2 days per week, ideally Monday and Wednesday. Hours are negotiable but should have some consistency across a term.
Start date: late June/early July with the aim of increasing hours at the start of the next academic year (September 2022).
Closing Date: 17:00 on Friday 10 June 2022
Interview Date: After 13 June 2022, at a mutually agreeable time.
How to apply
Please email Anna Williams, Health Studio Administrator, Trinity Laban Health firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email please include: • Your full CV • A covering letter outlining your experience working with performing artists and/or performance athletes.