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Be part of City

Be part of City!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapist to join Edinburgh City FC.

Based in Edinburgh and reporting to the First Team Manager, Edinburgh City Football Club are looking to appoint a Part-Time, Head Physiotherapist.  The successful candidate will, preferably, have experience in football, or in sport, and work well as an individual and also part of a team.

Please see the job description below.

Candidates should apply by sending a covering letter and CV by email to jim@edinburghcityfc.com (Jim Brown, Chairman).  Applications should be submitted no later than 15 October 2021.

Job Title: Head Physiotherapist

Line Manager: First Team Manager

Remuneration: Salary will be commensurate with experience; benefits will include supply of Club training kit and leisure wear.

Overall Purpose of the Job:  To Assess, Treat and Rehabilitate all Edinburgh City FC players within the Men’s First Team Squad whilst providing additional support and advice to the Development and Youth Players.

Main Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Assessment and treatment of First Team Players.
  • Work with backroom staff, including sports scientists and sport therapists to guide players return to play.
  • Monitor, record and update Manager on players injuries and guide players return to play.
  • Provide comprehensive rehab/prehab programmes to players as required.
  • Ensure medical equipment and supplies are up to date.
  • First point of contact for all players regarding any medical issues.

Essential Requirements:

Qualifications/ Registrations/ Memberships

  • Either BSc / MSc in Physiotherapy
  • Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council
  • Full member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Current valid Sports First Aid certificate such as the National Sports First Aid Certificate provided by the Hampden Sports Clinic or equivalent.

Professional Experience:

Essential

  • Experience of working within a professional sport environment.

Desirable

  • Experience of having worked in elite football.
  • At least one year post qualification practice in an elite sports environment.

Other Skills

  • Must hold a valid driver’s licence.
  • IT skills to include a high level of competence using Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Personal Qualities/ Skills 

  • Must display excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to accurately manage data.
  • Flexibility to adapt to varying working weeks in the demands of the role.
  • Dynamic, hard-working & enthusiastic.
  • Receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths, weaknesses, and areas to learn and demonstrates a flexibility and willingness to learn.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and take responsibility for a high quality of work.
  • Excellent rapport building and motivational skills.