Hull City

Head of Academy Physiotherapy

03 September 2019

Hull City Academy are seeking to recruit an ambitious, enthusiastic and methodical professional to join our team in the role of Head of Academy Physiotherapy on a permanent basis.

Based at Bishop Burton College, the successful candidate will be expected to deliver world-class medical provisions to players of all ages within our Academy pathway, being responsible for the running of the Medical Department under the guidance of the Head of Medicine & Sports Science. Applicants should possess a positive outlook, with excellent communication skills and the ability to organise in order to actively contribute to the continuous development of our scholars. This role involves both managerial and clinical duties, forming an important part of the structure of a Category 2 Academy under EPPP rules.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Fulfil the role of a Chartered Physiotherapist in the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of all injuries and lead junior staff members in their own professional development.
  • Effectively manage the Academy Medical Department in line with Club guidelines and current EPPP requirements; this should be delivered to the highest professional standard of clinical Physiotherapy Practice within the Academy’s framework.
  • Deliver and co-ordinate the Club’s medical programme from U23s to U9s to ensure accurate diagnosis and rehabilitation of all injuries.
  • Ensure all training and matches are covered by adequately qualified medical staff following EPPP guidelines.
  • Plan and execute evidence-based rehabilitation sessions for all injured players in line with current evidence-based practice.
  • Develop and lead an effective injury prevention programme for all players including assessment, analysis, delivery and auditing of collected data.
  • Complete administrative tasks to keep accurate and updated information on a daily, weekly, monthly basis, ensuring all note-keeping is completed in line with HCPC regulations.
  • Educate players, parents and coaching staff within the framework of confidentiality practice, regarding medical matters including injury diagnosis and prognosis.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and security of all the medical records for Academy players.
  • Maintain all legal and professional qualifications in relation to the position within the Club.
  • Maintain detailed records for all activities in the department in accordanace with relevant legislation, policies and procedures including contributing to the submission of daily and weekly whereabouts for full time Academy playing staff.
  • Work closely with the Academy Manager to ensure all requirements of the EPPP and Audit process relevant to this role are carried out at the appropriate time.
  • Observe, monitor and react to the ever-evolving world of Sports Physiotherapy/Medicine, keeping up-to-date with current research developments in professional regulations and implementing changes.
  • Attend all Academy team meetings as required, along with any national/regional sports medicine meetings as directed on behalf of Hull City Academy.
  • Medically lead and contribute fully within the Academy CPD programme of the department, through both participation and delivery of material.
  • Work closely with coaching staff to ensure medical aspects of player reviews and PMA are completed to the relevant standard.
  • Liaise closely with and assisting the First Team medical staff regarding all injuries including diagnosis, prognosis and rehabilitation planning.
  • Ensure the latest clinical, scientific and technical innovations to practice are incorporated into maintaining the highest level of care.
  • Maintain professional distance from the playing staff at all times and act in an appropriate manner as a representative of Hull City Academy at all times.


  • BSc (Hons.) Physiotherapy or higher.
  • MSc Sports Medicine Degree (Desirable).
  • Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP).
  • Valid First Aid Certificate / National Sports First Aid Course.
  • Minimum of FA Level 4 Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMIF) or equivalent.
  • Indemnity through professional registration to £5 million liability.

Skills required:

  • Excellent clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills.
  • Excellent problem solving, organisational and decision making skills with the ability to manage competing demands/ deadlines within in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent range of clinical treatment skills with an emphasis on rehabilitation.
  • Excellent management skills to lead a group of Chartered Physiotherapists/Sports Therapists within the medical department.
  • A good understanding of the principles of human performance and how they relate to clinical sports medicine.
  • Ability to lead individual/ group sessions in both gym and pitch based environments within the current framework of the Academy Sports Science and Medicine Department.
  • Establish relationships and influence key stakeholder groups.
  • First Aid experience, preferably ITMMIF (as a minimum) that includes knowledge of defibrillation techniques.
  • Hold a full driving licence.

About us:

Hull City Academy develops and works with talented young footballers from the age of eight to twenty-three.

We have made significant progress at the Academy since the Club successfully achieved its quest to gain Category Two status in the summer of 2015, with the primary focus on developing and nurturing players with outstanding potential into future first team regulars.

In line with the Football Association’s Charter of Quality, the Academy prepares players of the future for the Club and enables our scholars to progress both on and off the field throughout their tenure with us.

Salary range: £28,000 to £32,000 per annum

Closing date: 17th September 2019 at 4.00pm

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. We also request that you complete our Equality & Diversity Form and return it along with your application; this is to help us monitor the range of candidates and will be treated with the upmost confidence.

Please note we reserve the right to close this advertisement once we have received a satisfactory number of applicants; if you have not been contacted within ten working days of the closing date then you should assume that unfortunately your application has not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Hull City Tigers Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief and gender.

Hull City Tigers Ltd are committed to Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and colleagues are expected to contribute to the delivery of our safeguarding policy and procedures. Some posts may require the employee to undertake an enhanced disclosure check by The Disclosure and Barring Service.