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Head of Academy Medical Department

1 week ago

Huddersfield Town

3 Current Jobs Opening(s)

Job Description

Key Performance Indicators

• Preventing unnecessary injury or illness to players while still allowing players to maximise their development.

• Rehabilitation following illness and/or injury is achieved in the most efficient way possible while allowing players to return to play in a better physical state than they were previously.

• The Academy Medical department is well-managed, with effective communication between all members of the team and across the wider Academy staff, to ensure all matters regarding players’ fitness are shared and discussed appropriately.

Role Specific Responsibilities

The post holder will:

• Be responsible for the operational management of the Academy Medical team and players (from a health, fitness, injury management, and rehabilitation perspective) across all Academy playing squads.

• Lead the Academy Medical department standards within both professional and clinical competency.

• Lead in the clinical management of the Academy playing squads for illness and injuries.

• Supervise the clinical preparation and management of all Academy playing squads on both training and match days (home and away fixtures).

• Travel to away fixtures as necessary.

• Lead in the rehabilitation process of all Academy injured players.

• Maintain a comprehensive database of note-keeping in accordance with professional standards requirements.

• Lead and assist in writing and continually updating the department’s standard operating procedures.

• Lead and manage others in the Academy Medical team including acting as a mentor and undertaking performance reviews, setting, and monitoring performance-related objectives, and providing general support as necessary.

• Coordinate the Academy Medical team’s schedule, ensuring appropriate rest breaks and time off for all team members.

• Execute additional tasks as required to meet the changing priorities of the Academy and the Club.

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive, and the post holder is also required to undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Academy Manager, the Huddersfield Town Chief Executive Officer, or any other senior leader/Director within the Club, commensurate with the level of the post.


The post holder is required to:

· Be proactive with workload and interventions.

· Seek to continually develop their skills and knowledge.

· Adopt an organised and structured approach to fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the role.

· Communicate appropriately at all levels.

· Be flexible to fit the development and growth of the organisation.

· Be flexible in hours of work.

· Be trustworthy and adhere to the Club’s Code of Conduct and Ethics.

· Adhere to protocol and respect confidentiality in all matters, also protecting any data relating to the area of work in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

· Consistently demonstrate high standards of behaviour and appearance and encourage the same from others.

· Demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and

· Respect others and behave in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner, taking account of all protected characteristics, as specified in the Equality Act 2010.

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Job TypeFull time


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