News 2017-18

Physio advertisement


An exciting opportunity has arisen at Jersey Rugby Club to join our experienced sports medical team.

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 & Performance teams to ensure that Coaching and Strength & Conditioning 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 contemporaneous and detailed clinical notes on all aspects of injury management
  • Plan and implement personalised rehabilitation plans for injured players 
  • Work closely with Strength and Conditioning staff to ensure a smooth transition for players from injury through to return to performance 
  • 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 & assist with the musculoskeletal screening of the senior squad as required 
  • Keep abreast of current best practice, maintain personal CPD and contribute enthusiastically to the Jersey Rugby Sports Medicine Department’s CPD programme 
  • To carry out other duties that may be required by management that fall within the post holder’s capabilities. 
Applicant Specification: 

  • Applicants must, at the closing date for applications, be able to display and provide evidence of the following qualifications/training, experience, specialist knowledge, skills/abilities and behaviours outline below in this person specification. Jersey Rugby reserves the right to enhance criteria to facilitate short-listing. 

Essential Criteria:

  • 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 3 years full-time post graduate (or equivalent part-time) clinical experience as a Physiotherapist, and 1 of these years must be full-time (or equivalent part-time) working as a Physiotherapist in elite level sport 
  • Experience of developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice 
  • An ability to demonstrate up-to-date and advanced knowledge of physiotherapy and rehabilitation techniques related to recent advances in musculoskeletal medicine in the sporting sphere.
The applicant must also demonstrate: 
  • An ability to work under pressure 
  • Skills and behaviours necessary to lead a team
  • An ability to manage own case load 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop credible and effective working relationships 
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills 
  • A strong commitment to continuous personal professional development 

 Desirable Criteria:

  • Ability to work frequent, irregular and unsocial hours 
  • Post Graduate qualification in sports physiotherapy or related area of practice 
  • Significant experience working within professional rugby 
  • Significant experience in planning and delivering individualised plans for injured athletes to include detailed rehabilitation programmes
This is a full time position based in Jersey.

To apply, please submit a current CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to: nicola.dando@jr.lnk.je 

The closing date for applications is Thursday 31st May 2018.

Interviews will take place in June 2018.


11 May 2024




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Why not come and chillout in the ‘Watering Hole’ before the game? A full-bar and food is available and you can enjoy some live music after the game.

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