Matchday Academy Physiotherapist
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the medical department of Ipswich Town Football Club to gain valuable experience of working with high calibre and developing athletes during the 2016/2017 season and beyond. The Academy has a rich history of developing young footballers and we are looking to expand our medical service to meet the growing needs of the Academy.
Alongside providing matchday Academy cover, the successful applicant will be eligible to enter into the structured continuing professional development programme at ITFC, enabling Physiotherapists to work towards accreditation through the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) CPD pathway, qualifications through the FIFA F-Marc and FA Learning, mentoring with Senior Sports Medicine specialists and development of matchday trauma management skills.
Matchday Academy Physiotherapist
Reporting to the Head of Academy Sports Medicine and Senior Academy Physiotherapist, the successful candidate will provide first class professional emergency pitch side first aid/trauma management and physiotherapy support to the playing staff of the U9-15 Academy teams on a matchday (Sunday and some occasional midweek fixtures). Key responsibilities of the post include diagnosis and treatment of injuries on the pitch side of games, early rehabilitation and management programs, injury prevention strategies and first aid/trauma management. They will also assist other medical staff as required.
This is a casual part time paid role working weekends, plus regular travel to away games. The normal place of work is at the Academy Training Centre at Playford Road. Away games are situated throughout the southeast of the country and travel is provided.
We are looking for pro-active individuals with experience who are up to date with current literature, who understands their scope of practice, and who seeks to develop their skills.
Completed BSc Physiotherapy degree or equivalent.
Be registered with the CSP and HCPC.
Post qualification experience and experience in sports settings.
FA IFAS (Intermediate First Aid for Sport) qualification.
Previous experience of working within a paediatric elite football environment
Undertaken sports trauma management training
- Good communicator – written and oral skills.
- Team worker.
Academy Performance Analysis Internship/Placement
To deliver performance analysis support services to the Academy at all levels in order to enhance team and individual player performance.
Work closely with the Academy Performance Analysts and Head Coaches in order to provide support to the Academy age group teams and coaches.
Assist in the filming and coding of age group matches.
Assist in the delivery of individual, unit and team based analysis sessions as requested by the Head Coaches.
Contribute to projects and reports specific to the Performance Analysis department.
Maintenance of statistical databases relevant to the Academy age groups.
Use video analysis and other appropriate technology as key performance analysis tools.
Use such video and/or IT technology and performance analysis tools as the League shall from time to time determine.
Input into player’s multi-disciplinary reviews.
Undertake equity, diversity & safeguarding awareness training.
Attend training & undertake CPD.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POST
Organisational & effective managerial skills.
Excellent reporting skills (verbal & written).
Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office software.
Excellent knowledge of Football.
Have, or be in the process of, undertaking an undergraduate degree in sports science or alternative subjects.
Complete enhanced FA CRB check with Ipswich Town.
DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS FOR POST
Experience of delivering performance analysis support to athletes and coaches within professional sport.
Working knowledge of EPPP & Youth Rule requirements
Hands on experience of working in an elite environment
Increasing knowledge and understanding of how a Category 2 Analysis Department Academy is led.
Develop or increase an understanding of the most contemporary software used for Performance Analysis.
Please send a C.V and one page cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org Head of Academy Analysis