First Team Physiotherapist

  • Employer Burnley Football Club
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Closing Date 02/06/2022
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First Team Physiotherapist

About us

Burnley Football Club is an established Premier League Club with a rich history, located in the heart of the town and its community, we believe that Burnley is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you.

The role

An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic and driven First Team Physiotherapist.

The purpose of this role is to work closely with the First Team staff and players in the provision of match preparation and recovery whilst also delivering key tasks.

Role expectations

Reporting to the Head Physiotherapist, the First Team Physiotherapist will be expected to:

  • To provide effective assessment and appropriate treatment interventions for all players, contributing to the diagnosis and treatment plans in conjunction with Club Physiotherapists and Soft Tissue Therapists.
  • To support the delivery of all elements of First Team screening (Pre-season and in season monitoring).
  • Accompany players to scans and hospital appointments as requested by Head of Medicine and Head Physiotherapist.
  • Recording of detailed and accurate medical records for all treatment interventions and assessments for fit and injured players in accordance with CSP and HCPC requirements.
  • To deliver an expert level of manual handling and soft tissue skills for all fit and injured players.
  • Complete expert assessments of injuries and complaints, both in acute setting and during rehabilitation.
  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
  • To understand and implement the Club’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role. To use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.
  • Promote the Burnley Football Club brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.

An ideal candidate will have;


  • Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) qualification.
  • Chartered Clinical Physiotherapist with HCPC registration.
  • Member of the CSP.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of working within an elite sport environment.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Masters’ qualification in a relevant area.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working within a football environment.
  • Experience of screening athletes.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the Burnley Football Club website (alternative format available upon request). Burnley Football Club no longer accept CV’s.

Burnley Football Club are committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.

*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.


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