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Club Seeks Academy Physiotherapist

18 September 2017

There is a full-time Physiotherapist role available at the Club to work with players from Under 8s to Under-18s within the Club’s Academy.

The vacancy has become available due to an internal promotion within the Medical Department at the Club.

Start Date: As soon as possible 
Salary: (to be discussed at interview, dependant on experience) 
Locations: Hartlepool United Training Ground, Durham and Dyke House College, Hartlepool.

The successful candidate will also be required to work at dual sites.

Contract: Full-Time (40+ hours per week) 
Report to: Academy Manager/Head of Physio/Club Doctor 
• A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy (please note that Sports Therapists will not be considered) 
• Experience of working in professional football 
• CSP Registered 
• HCPC Registered 
• FA Intermediate First Aid for Sport Qualification (IFAS) 
• Enhanced DBS Clearance 
• Full-Time access to a car 
• Full UK Driving License 
• Masters Degree in Sports Medicine or equivalent 
• Acupuncture Qualification 
• AREA Qualification 
Roles and Responsibilities
• Lead on all assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all injuries sustained by the professional players. 
• To liaise with the head physio and the club Doctor and other members of the medical team about the treatment and rehabilitation of players. 
• To lead on the design and implementation of injury prevention strategies for the professional players, both as a team and individually. 
• To lead pitch side first aid cover at all youth team(under 18’s) home and away matches. To also lead pitch side cover for academy home games.
• To be present at medical consultations to assist with case management strategies. 
• To be professional at all times both during work hours and outside of work hours in order to maintain the excellent reputation of Hartlepool United. 
• To be responsible for the preparation and regular updating of comprehensive medical records for all professional players with whom they have had contact, ensuring that these records remain confidential at all times. 
• To undertake training and development courses to update skills and maintain HCPC Registration. The course should be of a nature that will benefit both yourself and Hartlepool United. 
• To keep up to date with relevant first aid qualifications. 
• To attend, participate and contribute to the regular in-service CPD programmes within the Medical Department.

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to

The closing date is Friday 29th September.

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