Junior Academy Physiotherapist


Position: Junior Academy Physiotherapist

Location: Sparrows Lane Training Ground, Southeast London or as required

Hours: Full time

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’.

Charlton Athletic Football Club are looking to recruit a highly motivated, responsible and driven chartered physiotherapist to join our successful academy.

The Role

As an Academy Physiotherapist, you will assist our Lead Academy Physiotherapist with the academy medical provision of our U9s – U16s. The successful applicant must demonstrate good understanding of musculoskeletal assessment, rehabilitation and evidence informed clinical reasoning, appropriate to the specific athlete population. As part of our department philosophy, we strive to create an elite environment for our athletes through achieving excellent clinical standards in our practice, candidates must demonstrate evidence of their ability to critically appraise relevant literature in sports and exercise medicine.

The successful candidate will be expected to design, implement, and critically evaluate prehabilitation and injury management provisions based on current literature. As part of the multidisciplinary team, appreciation of key links between different departments and effective communication to all stakeholders are key elements of the daily running of the programme.

This opportunity is ideal for junior physiotherapists, that are passionate in developing a successful career in an elite football environment. We would like to highlight our dedicated mentorship programme within our department which emphasises an evidence-based approach, clinical support, and career development.

Education/Qualifications/Training

  • BSc degree in Physiotherapy (E)
  • Registration with appropriate governing body (HCPC/CSP) (E)
  • FA Level 5 First Aid or equivalent (ITMMiF) (E)
  • UKSCA/CSCS (D)
  • Experience working in elite sport (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;
  • Charlton Athletic FC is committed to following relevant health & safety regulations and all members of staff are expected to be fully aware and adhere to, at all times, the Club’s H&S and fire safety procedures;
  • Charlton Athletic Football Club are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment;
  • CAFC 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.

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.