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VACANCY: MATCHDAY ACADEMY PHYSIO

15 August 2016

Position available within the medical team at the Ipswich Town Academy for the upcoming season

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. 

Essential: 
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. 

Desirable: 
Previous experience of working within a paediatric elite football environment
Undertaken sports trauma management training 

Personal Qualities: 
- Good communicator – written and oral skills. 
- Organised. 
- Approachable. 
- Professional. 
- Team worker. 

Please email your CV to alice.grindrod@itfc.co.uk if you wish to apply for this position.












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