Job Opportunity: Scholarship Physiotherapist

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapist to join the medical department as the U16 Physiotherapist for Leeds Rhinos. The successful candidate will join an excellent science, medicine, and performance team, working at one of the most successful clubs in sport.

ORGANISATION & JOB TITLE: Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club U16 Academy Physiotherapist

SALARY: £5,000 pa

LOCATION: Leeds Rugby Academy Training Ground, Kirkstall, Leeds

CONTRACT TYPE: 1 year fixed-term (Full time: Includes weekend/bank holiday work)

CLOSING DATE: 8th November 2021

INTERVIEW DATE: W/C 15th November 2021


The ideal candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to contribute to the MDT. Clinically the candidate must have a good knowledge of current evidence-based practice.

The U16 Academy Physiotherapist must demonstrate an ability to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries. The U16 Academy Physiotherapist will work collaboratively with the U18 Academy and Reserves physiotherapist, and the Women’s and First Team physiotherapists.

The U16 Academy train Wednesday and Friday evenings (1800 – 2100) and play eight fixtures per year.

The duties consist of but are not exclusive to the following:

  • Assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of U16 Academy players
  • Screening of short and long-term injury predispositions
  • Design and implement management plans for injured players
  • Provide pitch-side trauma cover for training and U16 Academy matches
  • Appropriate record keeping in line with medico-legal requirements and those of regulatory bodies
  • General house-keeping and maintenance of the department
  • Contribute to the MDT
  • Maintain strong working relationships and have a clear and transparent pathway of communication with the Strength & Conditioning and Performance team and other stakeholders
  • Adopt the standards and criteria set within the RFL audit
  • Adopt the standards of discipline, respect and professional behaviour within the department

Essential criteria:

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or equivalent degree
  • Current member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Current registration with the HCPC (Physiotherapy)
  • Knowledge of strength and conditioning principles
  • IMMOFP or equivalent qualification, or ability to get in an agreed timeframe

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in sport

To apply, please send your covering letter and full CV and with Current Remuneration by email to Sarah Tate ([email protected]), Human Resources.