Job Opportunity with Leeds Rhinos Women: Lead Physiotherapist

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Job Title:             Leeds Rhinos Women – Lead Physiotherapist

Department:      Leeds Rhinos Medical Department

Location:            Leeds Rugby Academy (Training), Weetwood Playing Fields (Home Fixtures) & Various locations for away fixtures

Contract:            Part -Time, 12 hours in season per week and 6 hours during preseason per week

Reporting To:    Head of Medical Services, Head Physiotherapist & Women’s Head Coach

Position Overview:

Leeds Rhinos are looking for a skilled & knowledgeable physiotherapist to provide physiotherapy and first aid services to Leeds Rhinos Women’s Team. This role will involve providing evening injury clinics where you will be required to assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate a wide range of injuries. Alongside this you will be required to provide pitch side first aid during evening training sessions and women’s fixtures. As a result, the position will involve weekend & evening working to meet the demands of the Women’s team.

You will have access to Leeds Rhinos state of the art training facilities alongside support from their senior and academy team’s medical staff. As part of Leeds Rhinos medical department, you will be able to attend and contribute to Leeds Rhinos in-service training programme. There may also be opportunities throughout the season to work alongside the senior and academy teams as required.

Essential Requirements

  • Fully Qualified & Insured Physiotherapist
  • Valid IMMOFP/PHICIS or prepared to complete course upon acceptance of position
  • Display excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be motivated and have an interest in working in a dynamic medical department
  • Be comfortable working evenings & weekends to meet the demands of the academy
  • Be able to work individually or as part of a team

Desirable Requirements

Previous experience working within sport

Experience of working within a professional football/sports environment

Job Responsibilities

  • To provide excellent first aid cover for Women’s fixtures home/away as required
  • Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries of women’s players as they present
  • To complete necessary paperwork regarding assessments, treatments and screening of players
  • To communicate effectively with Head of Medical Services, Head Physiotherapist and Women’s Head Coach regarding injuries, treatments and fitness to play.
  • To work effectively communicate with Sports Scientist/Strength & Conditioning coaches in aiding the fitness and physical development of playing squad.
  • Stay up to date with the latest research and medical findings within physiotherapy and sports medicine.

The salary for the role will be dependent on your skills, experience and current qualifications.

If you would like to apply for this position please forward a copy of your CV together with a covering letter advising why you feel you are a suitable candidate for the role to sarah.tate@leedsrugby.com

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 19th December 2019.

Interviews will be held w/c 6th January 2020.