Department: Women’s Football Team
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (flexible working hours including afternoons, evening and weekends)
Contract Type: Full Time, Fixed Term contract until 30 June 2025
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Location: Bodymoor Heath Training Ground
Closing Date: Tuesday 31 October 2023
1. The Department
Our Aston Villa Women's Football Team has achieved huge success since gaining promotion to the Women's Super League (WSL).
In continuing our journey and building for the future, we are focusing our efforts to ensure our Women's Team have the resources in place to help us deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent and striving to become a leading force in Women’s Football.
2. The Role
Working as a Physiotherapist you will deliver individualised player development and injury reduction strategies, as well as managing injury risk and enhancing individual team performance. You will contribute to the design and implementation of effective athlete monitoring strategies to ensure long-term athletic development of all Women’s players.
You will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team working alongside the Women’s Football Medical Team to improve and extend the evidence-based medical provision and rehabilitation practices.
For further information about the Role, please see the Role Profile.
3. The Person
The successful postholder must have at a minimum:
- BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (minimum 2:1)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Have an up to date full Advanced Emergency Aid qualification, this should be Level 5 ATMMIF
- Be a UKAD Clean Sport Advisor
- Have appropriate medical indemnity to treat/advise players
- Experience in rehabilitation programming
You will have extensive experience of working within a professional team sport, and in the provision of Physiotherapy services to high performance elite athletes. You will need to be able to plan, deliver treatment and provide rehabilitation of sports injuries. You will need to have a comprehensive understanding of maturation, long-term athletic development and performance demands of a professional female athlete.
You will need to have a proactive, calm and positive attitude and be able to communicate in a clear and concise way
The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.
Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.
We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.
Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please seeAston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding
How to apply
As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.