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WSL Academy (U21s) and RTC (U14s and 16s Lead) Sports Therapist / Physiotherapist

Our Aston Villa Women's Football Team has achieved huge success retaining our Women's Super League (WSL) status for 2021/22 Season. In order to build on this success, we are focusing our efforts to ensure our Women's Academy and Girl's Regional Talent Club have the right people in the right roles to help us in delivering our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent within our Women and Girls youth structure.

Bodymoor Heath Training Ground, B78 2BB
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About WSL Academy (U21s) and RTC (U14s and 16s Lead) Sports Therapist / Physiotherapist

1. The Role

We are now recruiting for a Sports Therapist / Physiotherapist to lead our WSL Academy U21s and Youth Development Phase (14s & 16s) based at our Bodymoor Heath Training Ground. This post will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of all aspects of Sports Therapy / Physiotherapy services to the WSL Academy & Regional Talent Club (RTC) players, in line with the Club's injury reduction and performance enhancement philosophy.

You will deliver individualised player development and injury reduction strategies to manage injury risk and enhance individual and team performance, in collaboration with the wider interdisciplinary team, ensuring effective long-term athletic development. You will also ensure that a multidisciplinary approach is taken to player management, working with the interdisciplinary team to improve and extend the evidence based medical provision and rehabilitation practices employed by the women's club.

The postholder will contribute to the design, implementation and effectiveness of athlete monitoring strategies and injury surveillance systems to objectively quantify player readiness to train and minimise injury risk. Delivery of prehab and rehab programmes and maintaining comprehensive player medical records will be an essential part of this role, via the electronic medical notes system WPS.

2. The Person

The successful postholder must hold a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy / Physiotherapy (minimum 2:1), in addition to membership to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will have extensive experience of working within a professional team sport, and in the provision of Sports Therapist / Physiotherapy services to high performance elite athletes. You should be experienced in player profiling, alongside developing, and delivering strategies to manage injury risk and optimise performance. Extensive knowledge of applied functional anatomy including demonstration of expert clinical reasoning skills is also required for this post.

For further information please see the below Role Profile.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

For further information and to apply please go to

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please seeAston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding

Supporting Documents:

wsl-academy-rtc-(14s-16s-lead)-sports-therapist-physiotherapist-role-profile.pdf (PDF, 146.8 Kb)

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