Women’s Academy Therapist

Location Greater London
Discipline: Medical
Job type: Part Time
Salary: £Competitive/Sessional Fee
Job ref: 003502
Published: about 2 months ago
Expiry date: 31 Aug 2022 23:59

Salary: Competitive/Sessional Fee


Contract:                            Fixed Term for 2022/23 Season


Hours:                                Part Time/Sessional


Location:                            Chobham Academy/Little Heath/Beckton


We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities in employment and have been accredited with being a Disability Confident Leader.   We will actively promote equality and equal opportunities in our business to ensure that individuals receive treatment that is fair and equitable and consistent with their relevant aptitudes, potential skills and abilities.


West Ham United FC is committed to equality and safeguarding children and ‘adults at risk’. Positions that involve working with such groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including DBS Disclosure at enhanced level.


We believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our creativity and delivers the best commercial performance. We are, therefore seeking applications from high quality people, whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our company.


As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of our staff.


Job summary


An exciting opportunity has become available to join our WSL Academy for a hard working & enthusiastic Sports Therapist/Physiotherapist to provide a high level of medical support as required to the WNL academy players. This will involve pitchside injury management, treatment and rehabilitation of injured players within the WNL academy group.


 Key Responsibilities:


*       Provide pitchside medical care to Academy players as directed by Lead Academy Physiotherapist.

*       Communicate / report any case management to on our WPS medical system.

*       Connect with MDT members around any ongoing rehabilitation for players, incl their return to play strategy.

*       At the request of, and in agreement with Lead Physiotherapist, or Head Medicine, you may provide sessional clinic cover for the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injured Academy Players.

*       At the request of, and in agreement with Lead Physiotherapist, or Head of Medicine, you may be involved in the medical screening of Academy Players.

*       If requested by FT staff, you should provide SOAP format medical notes to be uploaded to WPS in case of a significant injury or event.

*       Attend all department led CPD sessions over the course of a season.

*       Maintain knowledge and skills in line with ITMMIF or equivalent/or above to complete and pass competency assessments over the course of a season.


Equal Opportunities


1.    To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age.

2.   To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients




  1. Staff must evidence a commitment  to the safety and welfare of  children, young people  and  adults at risk regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity and ensure the safety and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in any activity arranged by or in the name of the Club.

2.       It is a requirement for staff to follow the Club’s Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay, allegations of abuse, poor practice or which is or may, impact on the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk.   After contacting and taking guidance from the Safeguarding Team, staff must use the Club’s Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS ) to record the concern within 24 hours unless directed to do otherwise 

Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted and trained on the basis of objective criteria.


Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: - Essential (E) Desirable (D)



*       Undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation or other  equivalent. (E)

*       Accreditation or membership with relevant governing body (CSP, HCPC, SST, BASRAT) (E)

*       Minimum Pitchside qualification FA L4 ITMMIF (E)

*       Experience of pitch side medical cover in an elite sports setting. (E)

*       Experience of MSK/sports injury assessment, treatment & rehabilitation. (D)

*       FA L5 ATMMIF (D)



*       Excellent written and verbal communication skills (E)

*       Ability to work collaboratively with players, their parents and staff members to ensure the best medical care is provided to academy players (E)

*       Keen interest and demonstration of knowledge of recent advances in sports medicine/MSK injury treatment and management  (E)

*       Flexibility with work hours and site locations as necessary for the role. (E)

*       A full, clean UK driver’s license with access a vehicle. (D)

*       Flexibility around busy periods for tournament cover, for example school easter holidays (D)


Please apply through our careers site  https://www.careers.whufc.com/ by Wednesday 31st August 2022.

Due to a high number of expected applicants, only those successful will be contacted

West Ham United reserve the right to close the advert early.