Category: First Team

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 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:


  • Experience of working within a professional sport environment.


  • 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.

Welcome Dave McKay

Welcome Dave McKay

We are delighted to confirm the loan signing of defender Dave McKay from Raith Rovers.

The former Hibernian youth player moved to Stark’s Park in 2016 and aside from a short loan spell at Montrose has made nearly 80 sppearences for the Kirkcaldy outfit, including picking up a League 1 championship winners’ medal in 2020. Dave signed a new contract with Rovers in March 2021.

Given our own catalogue of injuries, manager Gary Naysmith was more than happy to get this deal done when he spoke to ECFC TV earlier:

“I am delighted that we have been able to sign Dave Mckay on a short term deal until January. Dave is 23 and has been with Raith since joining from school. He has made a lot of first team appearances for Raith and can play as a central defender or as a right back. At this moment in time, we are severely lacking in fit defenders and Dave will give us another option in that area of the pitch.  I must thank John Mcglynn and Raith Rovers for their help in concluding this deal so quickly. Dave will go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s game.”

ECFC TV caught up with the new man who was equally pleased:

“It’s great to be here at Edinburgh City, they’re a team who have firmly established themselves in the SPFL over the last few seasons and are clearly building something. I’m excited to have joined the Club and can’t wait to get started tomorrow night.”

Great to have you on board Dave!