1. The Department
Our Boys Academy Department has been awarded the prestigious category one status accolade demonstrating that we provide the highest level of quality coaching, education, training and facilities for our youth football provisions. The volume of Emerging Talent players produced from the set-up requires a support team focused on the long term development of the individuals that are both in the building and on a short term loan.
In order to deliver our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing such talent we have an exciting opportunity for a Rehabilitation Physiotherapist to join the First Team Emerging Talent & Loans department that situates as a conduit between the Boys Academy and Mens First Team departments. This role actively seeks to engage with the elite performers from the Boys Academy and facilities the players progression from academy to Senior Mens First Team environment.
2. The Role
We are currently seeking a highly experienced and qualified Physiotherapist to join our team.
The role will be responsible for leading, coordinating, supporting and delivering expert player centered rehabilitation and performance development specifically to our Emerging Talent’ players
You will contribute towards the Academy Sport Science and Medical Department’s vision of optimising player availability and performance through an elite evidence-based medical provision.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who has a passion for performance rehabilitation and physical development with a desire to help young players reach their potential. This is an exciting opportunity to work with some of the best young football talents in the country and to make a real difference in their development.
3. The Person
To be considered for this role, you will need to hold the following qualifications:
• BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (minimum 2:1)
• MSc (physiotherapy or Sports Science related subject) either close to completion or completed
You must have demonstratable experience in providing a high-quality physiotherapy provision to elite young footballers in a full-time capacity within a professional sport either in Professional Development Phase or First Team environment. You will require an understanding of Sport Science principles, including strength and conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and physical performance analysis.
You must be able to work in a team environment with previous demonstratable experience of working within Interdisciplinary and Multi-Disciplinary Teams.
Knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan (Category 1 Academy) and previous experience in managing and overseeing players out on loan would be desirable.
As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.
For further information, the Role Profile and to apply please go to careers.avfc.co.uk/jobs
Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early
The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.
Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embraces equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.
We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.
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