TASS & Performance Sport Clinical MSc Studentships

Salary Unspecified
Town/City Sheffield s10 2bp
Payment type Monthly
Region Yorkshire and The Humber
Contract type Fixed term
Closing date
Hours Part-time
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer Sheffield Hallam University

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Vacancy details

Job Description:

A unique opportunity has arisen at Sheffield Hallam University for the two positions stated above. These developmental positions are for Chartered Physiotherapists with musculoskeletal and/or sports injury management experience to develop their clinical skills in multisport physiotherapy in conjunction with fully-funded MSc level study. For appropriate applicants, the opportunity to engage with an additional Associate Lecturing paid position across foundation and MSK teaching modules may also be offered.

Applicants must hold a U.K. recognised physiotherapy qualification, HCPC & CSP registration and have the right to live and work in the U.K.

As a Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme hub the successful candidates will deliver physiotherapy services with support of senior clinicians to TASS athletes up to international level, including: Performance Sport, Team Hallam, staff, students and external partners of the University. This role will include injury screening and delivery of prehabilitation strategies in addition to rehabilitation and return to play management of athletes across a wide range of sporting disciplines (see TeamHallam.org for non-exhaustive list of sports). Successful candidates will be required to provide multi-sport pitch-side physiotherapy at our purpose built Sports Park and hockey grounds, alongside supervising our team of pitch-side student physiotherapists. Opportunities in supporting physiotherapy students at external events, clinical educator roles and interdisciplinary teaching (TASS P/AL) within the university may also be provided or required as part of this role.

This is a unique opportunity to apply and develop your skills, experience and understanding of multisport and MSK physiotherapy, alongside development of educational, teaching and leadership skills for future careers. This programme of study aligns with the potential for membership of the MACP upon successful completion.

We are looking to appoint motivated and enthusiastic physiotherapists who can demonstrate an ability to work as autonomous practitioners, as well as both effectively and creatively in a multidisciplinary team. Good communication skills are essential for this post to facilitate effective working relationships between the clinic, TASS networks, NGBs and university academic departments.  Additionally, the successful candidates must have flexibility to work occasional evenings or weekends. The opportunity to travel nationally and internationally with individual sports may also be facilitated. 

It is expected the successful candidates will have achieved or be working towards the ACPSEM Bronze Award and pitch side trauma qualifications prior to commencing employment. Mentorship with senior clinicians to support development within the ACPSEM pathway over the duration of the post can be provided. This role requires close working with our Strength & Conditioning team, engaging in multidisciplinary CPD activities as part of this.  Support and encouragement will be provided to network and attend the various multidisciplinary CPD workshops and conferences held nationally by TASS during your post, with a yearly CPD fund provided to support additional CPD opportunities. 


  • BSc (Hons) / MSc Physiotherapy qualification.
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP).
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC).
  • Minimum 2 years working in a musculoskeletal and/or sporting environment as a Chartered Physiotherapist.
  • An understanding of current healthcare issues relating to sports physiotherapy / Musculoskeletal physiotherapy / private practice.
  • Evidence of CPD with an MSK bias.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent ability to work independently and within the MDT.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work occasional unsociable hours and weekends.
  • Able to travel across the region.
  • Ability to educate and motivate athletes/coaches with programme adherence
  • Ambitious, innovative and pro-active with regard to their work.


  • ACPSEM Bronze award or higher.
  • Sports Trauma Qualification (or the ability to gain one before commencement of post as an essential criteria).
  • Experience of working with athletes / managing sports injuries at a competitive level.
  • Experience in delivering athlete / client education.
  • Knowledge of exercise prescription / strength and conditioning. 
  • Understanding of Private Practice.


Clinic hours will be delivered over 2.5 days per-week (20 hours).

Course fees for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Musculoskeletal Managementwill be funded, and a bursary provided to support the successful candidates with their studentship role (£10,000 Year 1, £12,500 Year 2 pro rata). Support will be given for external employment around this studentship role.

Associate lecturing roles for those appropriate (TASS P/L) will require a separate application upon successful appointment to the above post and is remunerated in line with SHU AL pay scales (£45.90/hour).

Both posts will commence in September 2022.

A more detailed job specification is available upon request, or to discuss this role further please contact:

Lee Higginbotham

Senior Lecturer Practitioner and SHU Clinic Manager 



How to apply

How to apply: Please send your C.V. and covering letter expressing your suitability for this post, and which post you are applying for to: L.Higginbotham@shu.ac.uk

Closing date: Sunday 3rd July

Interview Date: Monday 11th July - Online

Start date: September 2022

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