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Vacancy | Lead Academy Physiotherapist

6 April 2023

Club News

Vacancy | Lead Academy Physiotherapist

6 April 2023

Port Vale Academy invites applicants to join the program as Lead Academy Physiotherapist for the start of the 2023/24 season. They will be expected manage and implement the Academy sports science and medical programme, providing daily prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries to players in the Professional Development Phase, Foundation and Youth Development age groups at Port Vale Football Club.

Reporting to: Head of Academy
Term: Permanent Full-time, beginning Monday 13th June 2023
Salary: Dependant on experience and qualifications
Hours: Minimum of 37.5 hours per week
Locations: Port Vale Football Club, Vale Park Stadium, Hamil Road, Stoke on Trent (Any other venues as and when required)
Scope: Port Vale Football Club - Port Vale Academy and Foundation Trust


  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • HPC/CSP Chartered Physiotherapist
  • HCPC registration
  • Valid Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF)
  • Valid FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
  • Valid enhanced CRC check
  • Full UK Driving Licence


  • MSc in Physiotherapy
  • Valid Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF)
  • UEFA football coaching qualification(s)

Support will be provided for the right candidate to ensure that they have the correct qualifications to fulfil the role i.e. ITMMiF

Applicants must have:

  • A meticulous attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills – must be a consistent team performer
  • An ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to travel independently
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Excellent organisational qualities
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Previous experience of working in a professional football club environment

It is necessary to undertake any training relevant to the post, including ongoing CPD training, be trustworthy and adhere to codes of conduct, ethics and confidentiality.

The nature of the business means that there are significant variations in the level of activity; this requires the job holder to work whatever hours are needed to allow deadlines to be met.

The position is subject to a DBS at Enhanced Level, references and a six-month probationary period.

Applications will close on Friday 21st April.

Please [click here] to download the full job description.

To apply, please submit your CV and details by [clicking here]

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