Salary Unspecified
Town/City DUNDEE DD3 7JW
Payment type Monthly
Region Scotland
Contract type Contract unspecified
Closing date
Job reference Physio
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer The Dundee United Football Company Limited

Other benefits

Staff discounts on retail store and hospitality

Complimentary match tickets

28 days holiday per year for full time staff (pro rata)

Autoenrolment pension - Scottish Widows

Vacancy details

Job Title:         Physiotherapist (number of positions available, Full time/Part time/Casual)


Location:         Tannadice Park, Tannadice Street, Dundee, DD3 7JW


Hours:             Variable dependant on role


Job Purpose

We are currently recruiting for more than one position. We require a full time Physiotherapist to work with our Academy players. We also require a part time Physiotherapist to work with our Women's Team and we also have some casual/bank staff positions available too. 

Main responsibilities:

  • To provide medical services to all players from Dundee United Football Club Women & Academy players
  • To provide leadership, administrative and management services in relation to all DUFCW/Academy medical requirements
  • To provide, manage and coordinate medical cover for development and all academy squads training sessions, matches and tours.
  • To assess, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate all injuries and illnesses, analysing and designing the safest and quickest strategy to ensure a full return to training.
  • To monitor and assess all players for their fitness and injury status to train or play.
  • To promote and protect the health and wellbeing of all players.
  • To maintain excellent communication regarding injury status, rehabilitation strategies and return to training projections within the medical department and to the management team.
  • To maintain detailed records for all activities in the department in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, and procedures
  • To be responsible for all the DUFCW medical supplies and equipment stock
  • To consult with medical staff of loan and international players to ensure they are informed whilst on loan or international duty.
  • To undertake continuous professional development
  • Be actively involved in an interdisciplinary approach of working within the department that includes close links to all areas of the club.
  • To provide support to the Dundee United FC medical department
  • To liaise with the Head of Medicine concerning all medical/health related matters for academy or development players when needed
  • Contribute to the departments strategies and pro-actively seek out innovative ideas.
  • Actively engage with the day to day running of the medical department


Qualifications & Training:

  • BSc or MSc Physiotherapy
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Current advanced resuscitation and emergency aid qualification
  • Evidence of an extensive and structured CPD portfolio – including post graduate qualifications showing a range of clinical skills e.g. manipulative therapy, movement dysfunction assessment, real time ultrasound, soft tissue mobilisation/manipulation, acute injury management, acupuncture.
  • Valid full driver licence

Desirable experience

  • At least 3years experience in the provision of medical services to elite athletes, which includes work with high performance teams or squads.
  • Working experience in the support and preparation of developing elite athletes, with specific expertise in injury diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation
  • Experience in the provision of pitch-side medical assessment and treatment, including emergency sports trauma.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment, incorporating all aspects of football medicine and science.


The ideal postholder will:

  • Display excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate strong organisational and administrative skills.
  • Act professionally and diligently with their workload.
  • Set and maintain exacting standards of work performance and deliver quality consistently and efficiently.


This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and may be amended in light of changing club requirements.


Dundee United FC is committed to ensuring equal opportunities are given to all and welcomes applications from all areas of the community regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage, and civil partnerships.

How to apply

To apply for this position please submit your CV to stating your preference for Full time/Part time or casual/bank work. Please ensure your full name and the position you are applying for is in the subject header of your email. The closing date for applications will be 2nd April 2024 at 3pm.

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