26 Sep 2023

Job Opportunity: Leeds Rhinos Assistant Physiotherapist (Academy Lead) (F/T)

Leeds Rhinos are recruiting for a full time Assistant Physiotherapist to work with their Academy.

Location; Bartercard Training Complex and various, North of England

Salary; Competitive, based on previous experience.

Reporting to: Head of Medical Services, Performance Director and Head Physiotherapist

Leeds Rhinos is looking for an experienced physio to provide world-class player care and support as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Leading in the diagnosis, treatment and management of all physiotherapy care for Leeds Rhinos Academy and 1st team players.

Essential Requirements:

  • Detailed knowledge of rugby league or team sports at an elite level.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a professional sporting environment with experience of player treatment and management at a professional level.
  • Practical experience in the provision of muscular-skeletal and soft tissue manual therapy techniques.
  • Some knowledge of applied sports science, sports programming and conditioning.
  • Some experience in the design and implementation of individual rehabilitation pathways.
  • Ability to communicate to a high standard in both written and oral formats.
  • Computer literate.

Principle duties/ activities:

  • Carry out all the duties and responsibilities which may reasonably be required to deliver the services to the highest professional standard commensurate with your involvement in elite sport.
  • Ensure the medical needs of the players are being met through regular monitoring and evaluation of key physical markers.
  • Lead player medical clinics, rehabilitation programmes and treatment providing written feedback reports on athlete progressions at academy level
  • Support player medical clinics, rehabilitation programmes and treatment providing written feedback reports on athlete progressions at 1st team level
  • Maintain accurate databases of all medical records, injury history and treatment protocol using centralised club databases.
  • As required ensure all relevant players pre-participation paperwork is submitted prior to commencing training or registration and relevant pre-signing medicals are conducted and recorded.
  • Maintain and comply to club and RFL injury, training and participation surveillance recording
  • Attend regular staff meetings and provide medical input to facilitate discussion and consequently decision making around training, fitness testing, medical procedures, mobility programmes and squad member’s fitness/health.
  • Liaise with all coaching, management sports science and medical staff (including medical, strength & conditioners and masseurs) as necessary.
  • Manage the delivery of player preparation (strapping & otherwise) for both training and games on a daily, weekly and seasonal basis.
  • Be prepared to attend and support on-going staff CPD both internal and external
  • Be prepared to attend specialist list referral appointments when required.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with all key personnel, colleagues and players as well as outside organisations in order to support and promote the club’s needs.
  • A qualification at degree (or equivalent) in sports physiotherapy or sport and exercise medicine.
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Have appropriate sporting medical insurance or professional indemnity and provide written confirmation of this.
  • Hold current RFL’s mandatory IMMOFP qualification or equivalent.


 To apply, please send your cover letter and full CV with current remuneration by email to sarah.tate@therhinos.co.uk

The closing date is 12 noon on 5th October 2023.

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