England Programmes Physiotherapist and Medical Coordinator

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England Programmes Physiotherapist and Medical Coordinator

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the RFL, the national governing body for Rugby League in the UK. We are seeking to appoint an RFL England Programmes Physiotherapist & Medical Coordinator based at our office in Manchester. You will be knowledgeable, and an experienced physiotherapist to work within the England Performance Unit (EPU). The role will involve physiotherapy provision for training camps and international matches. Due to the nature of the role the position will involve flexible weekend and evening working to meet the demands.

Etihad Campus, Manchester M11 3FF, M11 3FF
Contact Name
Ian Wright
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About England Programmes Physiotherapist and Medical Coordinator

Principal duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Provide physiotherapy cover during camps, training and matches for the following programmes as required; Men's Senior and Knights, Women's Senior and Knights, England Wheelchair, DiSE, England Academy and Youth.
  • Provide physiotherapy support to full-time match officials when required.
  • Frequently visit players within their club environments, supporting both players and club practitioners.
  • Manage sessional physiotherapists where programme clashes occur.
  • Ensure the injury and fitness status of all England programmes players are known, recorded, and communicated to relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide in-person and remote physiotherapy support and injury management where required to England Women and England Wheelchair outside of camps, training and matches.
  • To lead the medical multidisciplinary team meetings for England Women and England Wheelchair players, communicating effectively with all stakeholders on relevant outcomes.
  • To communicate effectively with England programme staff, prior to and following all camps, training and matches regarding injuries, treatment plans and fitness to play.
  • To develop strong professional relationships and communication channels with club medical and coaching staff, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance and logistics of the Mandatory Medical Equipment (MME) and other medical supplies across all England programmes.
  • Work collaboratively with EPU Medical Officer, Business Support team and other stakeholders to implement and maintain strong medical governance across all England programmes

Essential requirements of the role:

  • Fully Qualified Physiotherapist with HCPC registration with no restrictions on license to practice
  • Valid IMMOFP prehospital trauma course (or equivalent) or prepared to complete course upon acceptance of position
  • Be comfortable working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends to meet the demands of the role
  • Previous experience working within a professional team sport/sports environment
  • Experience of demonstrating excellent organisational and time management skills, dealing with competing demands

Appointment may be made subject to a DBS check.

Working for the Rugby Football League will provide you with the opportunity to get involved with a wide range of exciting events. We are a united workforce, striving for excellence in all that we do. We are not a 9-5 organisation and encourage our team members to actively participate across all levels of the sport in a professional and respectful way.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to People.Team@rfl.co.uk

For a full Job Description please email Jo.Coultrup@rfl.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 10th February 2023.

The Rugby Football League welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons but has a commitment to progress towards greater diversity within its workforce.

If you are an applicant with disability who meets the essential requirements of the job, we will interview you. We would be pleased to receive applications in alternative formats

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