Academy - Physiotherapists (Casual)

Position: Academy - Physiotherapists (Casual)

Location: Sparrows Lane Training Ground

Salary: To be discussed 

Hours: Evenings & Weekends as needed   

About Us:

Charlton Athletic Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Charlton, south-east London. The club was founded on June 9th, 1905 and has a very storied history from rising to the top-flight of English Football in the 1930s (First Division) and again in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, to winning the FA Cup in 1947 and to leaving their Valley home in the mid-1980s only to make an impassioned return in 1992. Historically, the women's team played under Charlton Athletic from 2000 to 2007 but were released to become an independently run team in 2007 following the men's team's relegation from the Premier League.

The women's team were originally formed as a non-professional team in 1991 and were highly successful in the early 2000s winning The FA Cup, the League Cup, and the Charity Shield, as well as coming runners-up in the top division in multiple seasons. In February 2021, the club acquired the Charlton Athletic Women's team, turning the team full-time professional, and integrating them to become one club again.

Currently, our men's first team competes in League One, the third tier of English football, and our women's team competes in the Women’s Championship, the second highest division of women's football in England. At Charlton, we are ‘one club’ and can be truly described as a ‘family club’.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist for provision of all physiotherapy duties associated with the U9-U16 age-groups.
  • Provide pitch-side cover for tournaments, friendlies and weekend fixtures
  • To manage medical provision at oversees and UK tournaments
  • Assist with player screening and testing
  • Provide pitch-side cover for evening and weekend training sessions
  • Liaise with coaching staff regarding player availability and progress 
  • Deliver clinics and rehabilitation to individuals and small groups
  • Keep accurate records of all injuries as well as treatment, prevention and rehab sessions and record them on the club’s electronic medical records database (PMA)
  • Communicate with full-time medical staff on academy injures and management
  • Keep up to date records of injury surveillance and player availability
  • Maintain excellent communication with full-time medical staff to maintain exceptional standards in player care
  • Assist with pitch- and gym-based strength and conditioning
  • Take part in CPD and attend in-house developmental training 
  • Maintain a professional appearance and approach to club duties, at all times

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • BSc degree in Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy (E)
  • Registration with appropriate governing body (HCPC/CSP or STT) (D)
  • ​Relevant first aid qualifications (E)
  • Advanced First Aid (AREA/ATMMiF or ITMiFF) (D)
  • FA Safeguarding Children Certificate (D)

Additional Information:

  • This a full-time role that includes work on weekends and evenings
  • Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • This post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful candidate must disclose all convictions spent convictions should be declared, that have not been subject to filtering by the DBS
  • Charlton Athletic FC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and its policies for recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion are designed to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability or gender reassignment.
  • Any personal data that you provide to Charlton Athletic Football Club Ltd (data controller) will be processed in line with applicable data protection laws and will be used only for the purpose of recruitment.
  •  We will keep your personal information for 6 months after which we will erase it.  You can always choose to have your data erased earlier by emailing us at [email protected]
  • We’d love to hear from you if you believe you can meet the challenges of working within an elite sporting environment.  

Safeguarding:

Charlton Athletic Football Club are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The successful candidate may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post, as all cases are mediated individually according to the nature of the role and the information provided.

Note: Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive we regret that we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants.

To Apply:

Please send a copy of your CV as well as a covering letter explaining why you want to apply for this placement to: https://cafc.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=8442d572-da2e-4e86-87a5-803fb072f403