Hearts FC

Vacancies

 

Position:

Academy Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist: U11, U13 & U15 age groups

Salary:
  • £35 per session for home games at Academy training ground.
  • £50 -£75 per session for away games depending on away ground distance. This includes travel time to the ground.
  • The rate of pay reflects the Living Wage rate as Heart of Midlothian FC is a Living Wage accredited employer.
Hours:
  • Saturday match day cover only required at present. 4 hours maximum per home match. Hours vary depending on away ground locations up to a maximum of 8 ½ hours. 
Start Date:             January 2018
Reporting to:           Academy Head Physiotherapist

Heart of Midlothian Football Club is a Premiership Scottish Football Club with a FIFA category 2 Academy. An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Heart’s Elite Football Academy to recruit several Academy Physiotherapist/Sports Therapists/Sports First Aiders to support the Academy medical department for Saturday match-day cover. The successful candidates will be responsible for the medical cover of age groups U11, U13 and U15.  This is an excellent opportunity for either qualified chartered physiotherapists or students working towards their chartership to work in our Elite Football Academy and will be involved in the development of talented youth players. The successful candidates will also be part of the innovative Project Brave journey which will produce talented academy employees in Scotland to work with our youth players. 

Key responsibilities:

 

·       Ideal candidate will provide match day physiotherapy cover with the assigned youth age group both home and away games as per the weekly rota.

·       Responsible for the medical care and treatment of acute sports injuries with the assigned youth age group.

·       Responsible for liaising with the Academy Head Physiotherapist, coaching staff and parents regarding injuries and appropriate management

·       Attend meetings and training courses on a regular basis as directed to do so by senior members of staff.

  • Ensure children’s wellbeing and safeguarding regulations and protocols are maintained.

 

Qualifications and experience: Qualified chartered physiotherapist or currently studying towards BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy with a sports first aid certificate (including use of defibrillator). Must have excellent communication and demonstrate the ability to part as part of a successful medical team. Taping and strapping certificate, previous experience of working with sports teams, MSK outpatient experience and interest in football is desirable. Ideal candidate must be able to travel to and from the Football Academy based at Heriot Watt University. As part of the recruitment process specific screening will be required such as Disclosure Scotland PVG check, previous employer references and relevant SFA associated forms under the Children’s wellbeing Directive.  

How to apply: If you think that you meet the criteria and would like to apply please send a Covering letter and CV to Janine Brown, HR Manager recruitment@homplc.co.uk

Closing Date: Close of play – 12th January 2018

 

 

 

HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN FOOTBALL CLUB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER AND FULLY COMMITTED TO THE SAFEGUARDING AND WELFARE OF VULNERABLE GROUPS.

HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN IS A LIVING WAGE ACCREDITED COMPANY. 

Equal Opportunities

Heart of Midlothian Plc is an equal opportunities employer.

We aim to ensure that no job applicant, employee, or worker is discriminated against on the grounds of a 'protected characteristic'.

The following are protected characteristics:

1.     Age

2.     Disability

3.     Gender reassignment

4.     Marriage and civil partnership

5.     Pregnancy and maternity

6.     Race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin)

7.     Religion or belief

8.     Sex

9.     Sexual orientation

Children’s well-being recruitment checks

Heart of Midlothian Plc is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo Disclosure Scotland PVG screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks and self-declaration forms.

 

Work Experience

We regret that work experience placements are currently not available.