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Vacancy: Part Time Academy Physio/Sports Therapist

12 October 2020

Port Vale Academy are seeking a Level 4 qualified (ITMMiF) Physio/Sports Therapist to join our team on a part-time basis.


Job Title:      Academy Matchday Physio/ Therapist (Part Time)

Reports to:  Senior Academy Physio /Head of Sport Medicine and Science                                                                  Department / Academy Manager

Area:             Sports Medicine and Science

Location:      Dimensions / Northwood (Stoke-on-Trent)


JOB ROLE - Working as part of a growing Sports Medicine and Science team; to provide medical cover on match days, to develop and implement treatment and rehabilitation, to assist with medical screening and Health/Medical education programmes for all academy players 8-16.



  • Provide access to appropriate physiotherapy/therapy support for all registered and trialist academy players.
  • Ensure appropriate physiotherapy/therapy support including the provision of well stocked medical bags, is available for all Academy activities.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date medical records for all registered Academy players.
  • Liaise with players, parents and staff in order to provide appropriate feedback on treatment of injuries.
  • Provide matchday first aid, assessment and treatment to all academy players.
  • Ensure that a qualified medical person is present at all academy training and games.
  • Liaise appropriately with Academy Manager and other staff with regard to the above listed responsibilities.
  • Work closely with Sport Scientists/Strength and Conditioning Coaches to ensure best methods of Academy player development are achieved
  • Supervise and mentor interns and students within the Sports Medicine Internship programme.
  • Arrange and supervise appropriate protocols for trialists and development Centres.
  • Other appropriate duties as required by the Academy Management team.




  • CSP/HCPC registered or equivalent.
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or Sports Rehabilitation.
  • Flexible to working hours (evenings and weekends).
  • Experience of managing own caseload and maintaining accurate and up to date notes effectively.
  • In date, Level 4 First aid qualification (ITMMiF).



  • Experience of working within an interdisciplinary sports science and medical team and rehabilitating Musculoskeletal injuries in a sporting environment.
  • Extensive manual therapy skills, sports rehabilitation/knowledge in injury prevention methods and recovery strategies and knowledge of movement dysfunction analysis and experience in performance stability screening.
  • Previous experience working as a physiotherapist/therapist in a professional football Club.
  • Sports Massage Qualification/Acupuncture Qualification/Orthopaedic Medication Qualification.

To apply please email C.V. with covering letter to – Senior Academy Physiotherapist.

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