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Academy Sports Therapist

Luton Town Football club is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and motivated individual to the position of Academy Sports therapist on a part-time basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for the medical provision for the U9-16 squads.This is a very diverse role which will require exceptional organisational and communication skills.

As well as their clinical responsibilities, the appointed individual will work with the Head Academy Physiotherapist to work alongside a team of part time and student therapists to provide assistance with the academy injury clinic and match day program. Additionally, you will have opportunities to travel with Academy squads on tours in the UK and abroad. The role also involves the candidate to have a degree of flexibility to accommodate changes additional medical cover at short notice.

There will also be an expectation for the successful candidate to assist the Head Academy Physiotherapist with the treatment and management of the U18 squad as required.


Session rate dependant on experience

Essential Criteria


  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy
  • Member of HCPC or Society of Sports Therapists
  • Holder of FA Intermediate First Aid for Sport (IFAS)
  • FA Safe Guarding Children Course
  • Up to date CRC
  • Ability to travel between sites as required for the role.

Clinical Knowledge/Experience

  • Understanding of working in academy football including knowledge of the EPPP audit process.
  • Knowledge and experience of assessing and treating a range of paediatric musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Ability to effectively monitor and modify training and rehabilitation programs according to clinical need.
  • Excellent time management skills with experience of managing a varied case load whilst ensuring administration duties kept up to date (e.g. SOAP notes, clinic letters etc.)

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to motivate oneself and others.
  • Ability to manage diverse caseload working individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Approachable, honest and assertive in decision making whilst ensuring upmost professionalism during all club activities.
  • Willingness to take part in the delivery of the academy medical team in-service program.
  • Desire to undergo relevant CPD.


  • Experience in using the PMA for the inputting of academy injuries/reporting of injury data
  • FA AREA course.
  • Experience of conducting maturation assessments for young athletes.
  • Experience of conducting musculoskeletal screening for young athletes.

If you are interested in the role, please complete the application form and email to

Closing Date: Sunday 23rd September 2018

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 24th September 2018