Club doctor Academy U9-U18

  • Employer Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
  • Town / City Wolverhampton
  • Job Type Part-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 26/04/2019
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Academy Doctor – Consultant

This role will provide sport and exercise medicine (SEM) services and general medical expertise to our Academy players, aged 8-18 years. This role would suit a Self-Employed Consultant.

The interviews will take place w/c 6th May 2019.

DEADLINE: Thursday 25th April 2019, 5pm

JOB REF: PH-72-11042019


REPORTS TO: Head of Medical Services, Club Doctor, Academy Manager

LOCATION: Sir Jack Hayward training ground Compton Park. Academy Medical Office

HOURS: All U18 home matches; present at least 45 minutes before kick-off until all postmatch activities completed; And an average of one clinical session per week (4 hours), this will be a regular agreed morning or afternoon throughout the 44 weeks of the academy training program. The balance of sessions in the year to be flexibly provided to cover occasional U23 or first team games or provide Match Day Medical co-ordinator services as required in the absence of either of the other two Club doctors. Similar cross-cover may be afforded to you to cover your leave.

DATE: April 2019

We are Wolves. Progressive, determined, bright, unified and humble. A pack that is hungry for success. Wolves is one of the fastest growing professional football clubs in the UK, and also boasts one of the richest histories in the beautiful game.

Formed in 1877, Wolves was a founder member of the Football League, and was one of the country’s most successful sides in the fifties and sixties. During a two decade spell the Black Country’s most decorated side won three First Division titles and one of its four FA Cups.

After a sensational 2017/18 season which saw Wolves clinch the Sky Bet Championship trophy and promotion to the Premier League, the club is now embarking on its first season in the top flight for seven years. But at Wolves it is all about what we will do, not what we have done.

We don’t simply look to the future, we seize it.

We take seriously our commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and to ensuring that Wolves is free from discrimination and harassment.

Job purpose

This role will provide sport and exercise medicine (SEM) services and general medical expertise to academy players aged 8-18. We are looking for a self-employed consultant.

Key responsibilities

  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary medical, coaching and sport-science team in the prevention and management of sports related injury and illness.
  • To provide advices to the medical team, players and their parents of a child’s fitness to attend training and fitness for selection for matches in relation to intercurrent illness or injury.
  • To communicate effectively with players, parents and external services (NHS or Private) to help ensure access to prompt and appropriate GP or specialist health care as needed.
  • To diagnose and manage illness and injury amongst players of all ages and to provide an excellent standard of medical care.
  • To maintain professional standards including the keeping of paper and electronic medical records in accordance with GMC standards.
  • To ensure safe provision of medical services in accordance with best practice and current GMC and CQC requirements.
  • To liaise with the welfare group and sport psychologists to help deliver an appropriate level of care for the mental and emotional welfare of players of all ages.
  • To provide a high level of Advanced Trauma and Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) provision and medical emergency action planning (MEAP) for training and home games and MEAP for away games and tournaments for all Academy teams.
  • To regularly check and maintain appropriate equipment and medicines provided by the Club to support ATMMiF.
  • To be familiar with FA doping control practices and laws and the substances and methods that are prohibited in and out of competition, and to adhere to the rules.
  • To refer players to NHS and private specialist services for advice on diagnosis and management of illness or injury as clinically appropriate.
  • Delivery of education to staff and players on health-related issues as appropriate (such as concussion recognition and management).
  • Maintenance of relevant personal professional development plan and continuing professional development to an appropriate standard (PPDP and CPD); to be reviewed at least annually with the Club Doctor and Head of Medical Services.
  • To be familiar with, and deliver the FA and Premier League guidance and regulations in the following regulated/guided areas of medical practice:
  • Cardiac Health and Screening (and Ultralinq)
  • Concussion Guidelines (and ImPACT testing)
  • Blood borne viruses, testing and immunisation
  • Annual medical examinations Youth Development Rules, Appendix 4 and UEFA competition rules
  • FIFA and Premier League guidance on training and playing in heat
  • Mental and Emotional welfare programmes
  • Safeguarding requirements

General responsibilities

  • Compliance with Club policies
  • Compliance with the Club’s health and safety procedures
  • Compliance with the Club’s safeguarding policies
  • To promote the Club’s values
  • To work consistently to embed equality & diversity into the Club
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected
  • To maintain professional conduct at all times


  • This role involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults in a Regulated Activity (or in closed proximity to children and/or vulnerable adults). This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people.

Key relationships

  • Head of Medical Services (HOMS)
  • Head of Academy Services
  • Club doctor

How To Apply

Please complete our application pack and email it to, including the job reference code (JOB REF: PH-72-11042019) in the subject line, unless otherwise stated on the advert. You can also post your pack to Wolves HR Dept., Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR. The application pack can be accessed here.

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