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Job vacancy: Youth Physiotherapist

13 October 2020

Tranmere Rovers are recruiting for the role of Youth Physiotherapist. Applications must be sent to by Thursday 22nd October.


Job title: Youth Physiotherapist

Job role: To assess player injuries, provide appropriate treatment and rehabilitation programmes and provide injury prevention programmes for scholars and centre of development.

Responsible to & directed by: First Team Physiotherapist

Liaison with: Football Department and Centre of Development 

Main duties: 

  • Plan and provide injury prevention programmes for all Academy players.
  • Ensure adequate physiotherapy or sports therapist cover provided for competitive fixtures of the Academy and Centre of Development.  
  • To maintain appropriate liaison with necessary staff. Accountable for day to day communication with Head of Academy / Youth Team Manager and reporting
  • Alongside coaching staff help, as needed, to organise Sports Science testing and sessions for all Academy players
  • Feedback to relevant coaching staff with the results of Sports Science testing and discuss findings where applicable within the wider multidisciplinary team
  • To assess with the with club doctor/head physiotherapist on all players regarding fitness and injury status. This may involve assessment/discussion with players and their family doctors
  • Provide and use the appropriate medical equipment as necessary
  • Provide the appropriate range and quantity of treatments utilising current literature
  • Provide medical support and input to the players, and where appropriate staff and officials of the club
  • Assess players re fitness and injury status and decide on players’ fitness to train and play
  • Plan treatment programmes, in conjunction with the other physiotherapist(s), for injured players and advice the suitable member of coaching staff for player’s availability to train and play
  • Coordinate/provide medical education to the players in terms of nutrition, injuries and doping matters
  • Arrange and undertake appropriate medical examinations for players, this should include pre-signing medicals (with appropriate liaison with additional staff) annual checks and additional investigations
  • Organise and conduct further investigations and consultant appointments where needed
  • Inform medical insurance when additional medical investigations are required
  • Provide competent pitch-side first aid to all players at the club where necessary
  • To provide pre-habilitation and strength and conditioning sessions for all ages
  • To generate individual training programmes for all players and teach them how to carry them out
  • To attend staff meetings as required
  • To attend games as required
  • To be aware of current trends and best practice in Youth Development
  • To continually look for ways to develop and improve our coaching programme in the Academy
  • All aspects of the role should be bound by professional confidentially
  • To maintain a professional manner at all times whilst representing the club

Essential requirements for the post:

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or higher degree
  • Membership of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
  • Appropriate First Aid Course (FA AREA course/ATMMiF)
  • Appropriate child protection/Disclosure certification
  • UK Full Driving Licence
  • The role will involve working weekdays, weekends and some evenings as required
  • To be aware of the EPPP rules and requirements relating to the Academy
  • Maintenance on contemporary, legible and appropriate medical records, audits, registers and their confidential storage using appropriate software



£23,000-£25,000 per annum dependent on experience

Applicants should send an up to date CV to The closing date for applications is Thursday 22nd October.

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