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RTC Sports Therapist / Physiotherapist

Hours of work: 4 to 6 hours specifically: • Tuesday & Thursday evening training sessions • Saturday game day (Flexible working hours including evenings & weekends) Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 30 June 2021 Salary: Competitive hourly rates Location: Villa Park and Bodymoor Heath Training Ground Closing Date: Sunday 31 January 2021 Interview Date: TBC

About RTC Sports Therapist / Physiotherapist

Our Aston Villa Women's Football Team has achieved huge success during this season (2019/20) gaining promotion to the Women's Super League (WSL) for the 2020/21 Season. In order to build on this success, we are now 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.

We are now recruiting for a Sports Therapist / Physiotherapist within our RTC Team, based at Villa Park and 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 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.

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 Role Profile.

For the Role Profile, further information and to apply, please go to our AVFC Careers Website and complete our Application Form at this link: https://my.corehr.com/pls/coreportal_avfcp/erq_search_package.search_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E#

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