First Team Physiotherapist

Aberdeen FC

Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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The role will involve providing evidence-based physiotherapy for professional footballers and will require travel with squads for training and competition.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleFirst Team Physiotherapist
LocationAberdeen, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionSports Science & MedicineDoctor
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateClosing date and time for applications passed

Job Role Details

AFC is an ambitious organisation looking towards further success and long-term sustainability in support of our football team by adding value across every area of our day to day business for the overall benefit of our staff, supporters and clients.

We have a vacancy for a permanent First Team Physiotherapist. The role will involve providing evidence-based physiotherapy for professional footballers and will require travel with squads for training and competition.

Line Manager: Head of Medical & Football Science
Line Manager for: N/A

Overall Purpose of Job:

To provide the highest standard of care, in line with the departments strategic plan, to all professional players and contribute to the overall success of the Medical and Football Science department.

Main Responsibilities/Description of Duties:

- To provide evidence-based care to full-time athletes throughout all stages of the injury process.

- Contribute to the department's injury prevention strategies and pro-actively seek out new ideas.

- Provide comprehensive electronic medical records for the confidential storage of patient notes via club software, 'The Football Squad'.

- In conjunction with the Medical and Football Science department, devise treatment plans for injured players with an emphasis on decreasing injury recurrence.

- To assist in profiling physical aspects of professional players.

-Travel with squads when requiredfor both training camps and competitive fixtures.

- Actively engage with professional development, contributing to the objectives of the department.

- Embraces evidence-based practice and shows a desire to stay at the forefront of sports medicine.

- Maintain excellent communication between department and football management.

- Applicant must be highly motivated, displaying a strong team ethic, and have a desire to progress personally and as part of the Medical and Football Science team.

Person Specification:



- BSc or MSc (Pre-registration) Physiotherapy
- HCPC registered


- At least five years' experience of working in an elite Football environment;
- Proven track record of returning athletes safely to competition;
- Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment, incorporating all aspects of football medicine and science;
- Travelled with professional squads;
- Evidence of advanced clinical reasoning skills.


- Current advanced pitch side trauma certificate (Sport PROMOTE or equivalent).
- Excellent IT and presentation skills.


- Excellent communication skills while being able to motivate athletes.
- Team focused and able to act for the good of the team/department.
- Professional and diligent with their work.
- Self-driven and able to work effectively under pressure.



- Working towards or have MSc in a Sports Physiotherapy or related degree.


- Worked with elite athletes from a range of sports;
- Experience or desire to conduct research;
- UK Anti-Doping qualifications.

This is a full-time role working hours as dictated by the football calendar.

Applicants must be a qualified physiotherapist and registered with the HCPC and have extensive experience working in professional sport.

The salary for this role is dependent on qualifications and/or experience.

Interviews for this role are expected to start week commencing 17th February 2020.

Please note that due to the number of applications received into the Club, we will only respond if you are successful in securing an interview.

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