Heart of Midlothian FC are looking for Physiotherapists/ Sports Therapists who are highly motivated and passionate about working with and developing young athletes. The Club are seeking those who can develop good working relationships with a variety of groups including fellow practitioners, football coaches, youth players and their parents. Our Academy Match Day Physiotherapists/Sports Therapists provide pitch-side cover across the Academy (U11–U18 squads), ensuring appropriate assessment and treatment of injuries is provided to players on a match day when required. Key

Responsibilities: • Provide physiotherapy cover during academy match days including emergency on-pitch care/treatment when required • Liaise with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist and the Academy Manager, as appropriate, to assess players’ health status and contribute to informed professional decision-making on players’ fitness and readiness to train and play • Work collaboratively with other members of the performance department including doctors, sport scientists, nutritionists, and other specialists, as required • Complete the required handover forms and e-mail these to the Lead Academy Physiotherapist by Monday evening each week following matches • Travel to away matches will be required (mileage @45p per mile can be claimed) • The opportunity may arise to pick up additional hours, if desired, by providing physiotherapy cover of players during evening clinics at the training ground including diagnosis, acute care/treatment and short- to long-term rehabilitation from injury. This includes the design and delivery of both pitch- and gym-based exercise programmes.

Essential Qualifications: • Undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent • HCPC registered physiotherapist or member of The Society of Sports Therapists • Valid pitch-side care qualification e.g., NSFA, sportPROMOTE, SCRUMCAPS etc. • This role requires regular contact with players under the age of 18 therefore it is required by law to have a PVG check and the associated paperwork • Postgraduate qualification in Physiotherapy (Desirable).