Jersey Reds seek new Head Physio


Jersey Reds are seeking to recruit a new Head Physiotherapist. Please see full details below, including a detailed job specification, relevant dates, skills/qualifications required and contact details.


Jersey Reds Rugby Club


Head Physiotherapist


Jersey, Channel Islands


To be discussed at interview

Closing Date:

Saturday 14th March

Interview Date:

Week commencing Monday 23rd March

Core Responsibilities: 

* Use excellent clinical skills to ensure the accurate assessment and diagnosis of injuries
* Work both individually and as part of the team to provide best practice physiotherapy treatment to injured players
* Liaise closely with the Medical, Strength and Conditioning and Rugby departments to ensure staff receive accurate daily information regarding the injury status of players
* Provide match day physiotherapy and pitch-side trauma cover for the Senior Squad
* Maintain detailed note taking on all injuries and treatments of the senior playing squad
* Designing and implementing personalised rehabilitation plans for injured players
* Developing a strong relationship with the Strength and Conditioning and Rugby departments with a view of injured players returning to “perform on the field of play”
* Work closely with all members of staff to develop an optimal working environment for all players and staff
* Plan and implement evidence-based injury prevention strategies for players
* Maintain a good working relationship with all key personnel, colleagues and players
* Provide detailed injury surveillance and injury data collection
* Plan and assist with the musculoskeletal screening of the senior squad as required
* Contribute to the ongoing RTP process whilst ensuring players are challenged on a daily basis
* Keep abreast of current best practice, maintain personal CPD and contribute enthusiastically to the Jersey Rugby Sports Medicine Department’s CPD programme
* Liaising with welfare and administration manager on all MRI scans and x-rays
* To carry out other duties that may be required by management that fall within the post holder’s capabilities

Qualifications, Experiences and Licenses:

* BSc Degree in Physiotherapy
* Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and registered with the Health Professions Council
* Training in Pitch Side Emergency Care to ICIS level 3, or a willingness to complete this training at the next available opportunity
* Minimum of three years’ full-time postgraduate clinical experience as a Physiotherapist, of which a minimum of one year must be full-time working as a Physiotherapist in elite level sport

Key Skills and Attributes:

* Experience of developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice
* An ability to work under pressure
* Experience of managing and delegating workload to staff within the physiotherapy department
* An ability to manage own case-load
* Proven ability to develop rapport with all personality types
* Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
* A strong commitment to continuous personal professional development
* Ability to apply “best practice” in rehabilitation process
* Understanding of running mechanics
* An understanding of what is required for each position technically, tactically, physically and psychologically on the field of play
* Excellent organisation and time management skills
* Work closely with those within the physiotherapy department to ensure an environment of “challenge and support” is present
* A values-driven character

Key Relationships

* Director of Rugby
* Head of Athletic Performance
* Physiotherapy Department
* Strength and Conditioning Department
* Players
* Club Doctor
* Team Manager
* Fixtures Secretary/Travel
* Welfare and Administration Manager
* Operations Manager
* Chairman

* Consultants both in Jersey and the UK
* Independent GPs
* Work closely with companies the club has pre-existing contracts with
* Facilitating x-ray and scans

Any further questions regarding the position should be directed to [email protected]

To apply for the position please send a cover letter (one page) and CV to [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 12noon on Saturday 14th March 2020.

Interviews will take place during week commencing Monday 23rd March 2020.

Only those that have been shortlisted will be contacted for interview.


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