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Academy Match Day Therapist

3 weeks ago

Gillingham FC

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Job Description

Gillingham FC is seeking a part-time therapist to cover match days for the Youth Development and Foundation phases of our academy.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provide pitch-side first aid and acute injury management of Foundation and Youth Phase Academy players on match days.

  • Complete emergency medical checks prior to matches and report any issues to the Head of Sports Science & Medicine or Academy Manager immediately.

  • Record all match day injuries and treatment delivered utilising PMA. Report all significant injuries to the Head of Academy

  • Sports Science & Medicine in accordance with Gillingham Football Club Academy policy.

  • Refer injured players for additional assessment/treatment (e.g. A&E, GP, club doctor) as appropriate.

  • Complete clear and concise SOAP notes for each assessment and treatment in accordance with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy/other governing body.

  • Provide reports to the Head of Academy Sports Science & Medicine and relevant coaches on the player’s ongoing treatment and rehabilitation and estimated return to play date.

  • To work within and uphold all academy policies and best practise guidelines including safeguarding, health and safety, recruitment, equality and codes of conduct.

  • Maintain qualifications to the minimum standard as required by the FA regulations: FA EMFAIF or ITMMIF; FA Safeguarding Children Certificate; FA DBS check & all CPD as indicated by the CSP and HCPC Regulations.


  • Must be able to commit to Saturdays and Sundays at home and away games (Canterbury training venue and local opposition in Southeast England).

  • Willingness to work unsociable hours (weekends).

  • Ability to build and maintain local relationships.

  • Be able to work as part of a team and independently.

  • Competent with Microsoft Office Package.

  • Dedication to self-improvement and personal development.


  • BSc/MSc Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy/Sports Rehabilitation.

  • HCPC/BASRaT/Society of Sports Therapists registration.

  • An excellent understanding of acute injury management and physiotherapy in sport.

  • Minimum FA Level 3 Emergency Medical First Aid in Football (EMFAIF).

  • Full UK driving license.


  • FA Intermediate Trauma and Medical Management in Football (ITMMIF).The club can support the attainment of this course for the right candidate.

  • FA Safeguarding Certification.

  • FA Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest certificates

  • Experience working within elite sport - preferably football.

How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to email.

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