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Job Vacancy: Head of Sports Science and Medicine

20 December 2018


Job Vacancy: Head of Sports Science and Medicine

20 December 2018


Walsall Football Club 



£22-£24,000 per annum based on experience 



West Midlands 


Contract type:

Permanent (full-time) 


Closing date:

TBC or until position is filled.


Job Description:

  • Walsall FC are looking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and committed physiotherapist, to undertake a full-time role as Head of Academy Football Science and Medicine
  • The successful applicant will have gained experience and extensive knowledge from working within elite sport and have a keen interest in evidence based, preparation, performance and recovery strategies involving the adolescent footballer
  • A clear understanding of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP), ideally at category three or above is required, coupled with the prevention and the treatment and management of injuries within all academy age groups
  • Reporting to the Academy Manager and working closely with the club’s sports science, medical and coaching staff, this is an exciting opportunity for an individual to gain invaluable experience in several specialist areas
  • A structured and mentored CPD pathway is included with an emphasis on a team ethos and collective drive to achieve our individual goals
  • The successful candidate will have excellent communication and management skills and will use their personality to promote excellence and equality throughout the academy and club as a whole. 


Person Specification:

Qualifications (Essential)

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Full membership of the CSP and registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • AREA or IFAS as a minimum. Qualifications/Training (Desirable)
  • MSc in Strength & Conditioning
  • Membership of the ACPSEM (Bronze, Silver or Gold)
  • UKSCA accreditation (or working towards accreditation is desirable)
  • MSc in Sports science (or a related subject) 


Knowledge, Skills & Experience (Essential):

  • At least two years post-graduate experience BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Experience working within Elite sport and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of football specific software (Benchmark 54) in the keeping and management of players' medical records and training data
  • The successful applicant will be expected to live within a 45-minute location of the main stadium and have a full driving licence
  • This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check and the successful candidate will be required to undertake FA safeguarding and other relevant courses 
  • Walsall FC is an equal opportunities employer


How to Apply:

Please send a single page cover letter along with your CV for the attention of Academy Manager to

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