Women’s National Team Physiotherapist Consultants + Bank

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Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams.

Pathway Consultant/Bank Women’s Team Physiotherapists

St George’s Park, near Burton upon Trent / Domestic and International Travel

This exciting role will support the delivery of an excellent physiotherapy programme to England Women’s pathway teams helping to develop healthy and available players who are ready to perform now and in the future.

What You’ll Do?

  • Lead the delivery of proactive physiotherapy and related services to a specific women’s team/s as required.
  • Support player development through the delivery of individual Athlete Health Plans for England players on camp and off-camp.
  • Support the acute injury management and rehabilitation of England players in line with department frameworks.
  • Ensure clear communication of player status to coaching staff and other multi-disciplinary team (MDT) members on camp, and between camps.
  • Contribute to the planning and review of England team events through the MDT process.
  • Deliver educational content for key aspects of performance medicine to support best practices in the preparation and management of players for international football.
  • Keep physiotherapy records of all consultations, ensuring records are confidential and secure via an Athlete Management System.
  • Effectively capture, record, and utilize data to support player management.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with women’s national coaches and performance support staff to ensure an effective multi-disciplinary approach to delivery.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with physiotherapy and medical colleagues in clubs to enable knowledge of and management of international players to ensure a smooth and effective transition of care between environments.
  • Executes additional tasks as required to meet FA Group’s changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and well-being can be maintained.
  • As part of The FA’s commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What You’ll Need?

Essentially for the role:

  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered.
  • Member of the CSP or equivalent.
  • BSc in Physiotherapy or the equivalent.
  • Current ATMMIF qualification.
  • Extensive experience as a physiotherapist in elite sport.
  • Excellent evidence-based physiotherapy and rehabilitation delivery skills.
  • Outstanding ability to communicate and build relationships with players, staff, and wider groups of stakeholders.
  • Ability to interpret and utilize data related to athlete health and physical performance.
  • Experience utilizing Athlete Management Systems, and Microsoft operating systems.
  • Track record of successfully integrating into a MDT of staff.
  • Good planning and prioritisation skills.

Beneficial to also have:

  • MSc in Sports Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Medicine, or another related field (or currently completing.)
  • Knowledge of the women’s game.
  • Experience in international sport.
  • Experience in international or club football.
  • Experience working in multiple sports, or in differing cultures/environments.

The deadline for applications is 5th April 2024. Please note that final interviews will be held week commencing 22nd April or 29th April.

What’s in it for you?

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive rate of pay as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role.

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, and by doing this we offer top-of-the-range facilities across two core business locations. We have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English football. We are also delighted to have a world-class Elite Performance Centre, St. George’s Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

Our Organisation

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men’s, women’s, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women’s Super League, Adobe FA Women’s Championship, and Women’s FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George’s Park or our Processing Centre unless the role is advertised as a home based contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

https://www.thefa.com/-/media/thefacom-new/files/about-the-fa/2021/fa_a-game-for-all-strategy.ashx

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments – Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change – which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA’s commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

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