Work Experience Requests

BCFC get a high number of requests for work experience placements on a daily basis and the Club are committed to supporting the Communities in which we work. However, due to limited capacity and resources we have very few opportunities available for work experience placements and those we do have available, are fulfilled through our work with our charity partners, which are chosen on an annual basis and will be published on our careers site. This means that unfortunately we are unable to accept or agree ad-hoc requests for work experience placements.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

You may be required to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK - you can view a PDF chart of acceptable documents here.

Academy Physiotherapist

Academy Physiotherapist
location
Trillion Trophy Training Centre / Away Fixtures
salary
Sessional Rate

Job Title: Academy Physiotherapist

Department: Academy

Term: Part Time

Location: Wast Hills Training Ground, Kings Norton, Birmingham

Hours of work: Sessional

Salary: Sessional rates

An opportunity has arisen to become part of a progressive medical department at Birmingham City Football Club. We require a Part Time Academy Physiotherapist to join our team. Duties include:

  • Implementation of Sport Science and Medicine strategy across all the development phases.
  • Assessment and management of injuries and illnesses to our Academy Players, including relevant referral to internal and external health professionals.
  • Provision of medical cover for training and match day for U9-U16 fixtures
  • As appropriate, assist in the collection of the medical, orthopaedic and movement screening data for U9-U16 players.
  • When requested, delivery of individual and group prehabilitation services to our Academy players.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of work conducted with athletes and coaches on the PMA. To include current medical status, medical notes and session content and attendance.
  • Feedback relevant medical information to the appropriate Club staff for all Academy players. This is to include updates on injured players and return to train/play dates (but must respect and abide by medical confidentiality laws).
  • Implementation of an Emergency Action Plan for each site that training/matches occur (where we are the “home” team)
  • Work effectively with other support staff and services, including doctors/sport science services, to provide an integrated approach to performance enhancement.
  • Utilise the Academy Competency Framework to appraise your performance and guide your individual professional development
  • Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.
  • Have consistently high standards.
  • Communicate and engage with parents/guardians where appropriate.
  • Attend all professional development events.
  • Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
  • Monitor the well-being of Academy players at all times liaising with the Safeguarding Services Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Qualifications

Essential

  • Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Member CSP
  • Member HCPC

Desirable

  • Experience of providing medical support in elite sport
  • Valid FA IFAS certificate
  • Valid FA safeguarding certificate
  • A member of the DBS update service

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Knowledge of the Player Performance Pathway (EPPP)

Desirable

  • Experience working within an elite playing environment
  • Knowledge of the Performance Management Application (PMA)
  • Experience in pitch side management of injuries
  • Experience rehabilitating athletes

Personal Requirements

  • Must adhere to confidentiality and data protection procedures at all times
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with all ages
  • Professional
  • Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role
  • Full and clean UK driving licence

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Only applicants that demonstrate within their application that they meet the above criteria will be considered for the role.

This role is regarded as a ‘Regulated Activity’ and is therefore subject to an Enhanced DBS check, (previously a CRB check) which includes the barred list for working with children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Birmingham City FC is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

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Academy Graduate Physiotherapist (U9 to U16) FTC

Academy Graduate Physiotherapist (U9 to U16) FTC
location
Trillion Trophy Training Centre
salary
20,000

Hours of Work: Hours are set to meet the needs of the business but are a minimum of 37.5 hours per week

Application closing date: 01/05/2020

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at our Club for an Academy Graduate Physiotherapist to join the Academy department. Responsibilities are as follows:

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.
  • Have consistently high standards.
  • Communicate and engage with staff/players/parents/guardians where appropriate.
  • Attend all club and departmental professional development events.
  • Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
  • Monitor the well-being of Academy players at all times liaising with the Safeguarding Services Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.

PHYSIOTHERAPY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To ensure that medical notes are confidential as well as completed and uploaded to the PMA system within 24 hours.
  • Assessment and management of injuries and illnesses to players from the U9 to U16 squad, including relevant referral to internal and external health professionals.
  • Accurate recording of all injuries on the PMA system.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of work conducted with athletes and coaches on the PMA and One Drive. To include current medical status, medical notes, rehabilitation and prehab programmes, medical/orthopaedic/movement screen results, individual physical targets and session content and attendance.
  • Management, design and implementation (in liaison with Head of Sport Science and Medicine) of the medical, orthopaedic and movement screening programmes for all U9 to U16 players.
  • Collate, analyse and feedback relevant medical information to the appropriate Club staff for all U9 to U16 players. This is to include updates on injured players, rehabilitation programmes, return to train/play dates and injury audits (but must respect and abide by medical confidentiality laws).
  • The delivery of warm up and cool down elements within the match day and coaching programme, as required, in relation to the syllabus identified in the Sport Science and Medicine strategy.
  • Assist with the delivery of individual and group athletic development services to our U9 to U16 players, as necessary.
  • Design and dissemination of individual injury minimisation programmes.
  • Liaison with the Academy recruitment staff concerning appropriate medical information and consents for all U9 to U16 trialists.
  • Conduct appropriate screening of trialists to assist with recruitment.
  • Provision of medical cover for training and match day fixtures for our U9 to U16 squad, as necessary.
  • Contribution to the player performance reviews within the PMA.
  • Work effectively with other support staff and services, including doctors/sport science services, to provide an integrated approach to performance enhancement.
  • Attendance at all team meetings and active inclusion in discussions.
  • Design and implementation (in liaison with Head of Sport Science and Medicine) of an Emergency Action Plan for each site that training/matches occur (where we are the “home” team).
  • Identify areas for development and work closely with the Academy Management Team, Sports Science & Medical Team & Multi-Disciplinary Teams to ensure necessary performance standards are met and developed.

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the management of injuries for U9 to U16 players, in liaison with the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine, and 1st team physiotherapists.Contribute to and monitor the management of the injuries to the U9-U23 players, where necessary.
  • Assist the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine with the recruitment of physiotherapy work placement students and part time physiotherapists, where necessary.
  • Conduct a 10 week review identifying appropriate areas of physical excellence and areas which need developing.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • Observation of the part time physiotherapists and physiotherapy work placement students, to provide guidance.
  • Delivery of at least 3 internal professional development events.
  • Attend all club and departmental CPD events.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist
  • FA Intermediate Trauma and Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF)
  • FA Child Welfare qualification
  • Current DBS clearance

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • FA Advanced Trauma and Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF)

EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and gain knowledge of the Elite Player Performance Plan and the PMA application
  • Demonstrates desire to work within an elite football academy environment
  • Forward thinking mindset to developing the department and programme
  • Experience managing paediatric MSK injuries

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous physiotherapy placement within an elite academy football environment

SKILLS & ABILITIES

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation
  • Ability to analyse and interpret movement patterns
  • Understanding of injury minimisation strategies
  • Excellent computer literacy, specifically in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • - Collaborative
  • - Knowledgeable
  • - Inspirational
  • - Exciting
  • - Influential
  • - Innovative
  • Uses initiative
  • Good communicator
  • Emotional control

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 1 Year Fixed term Contract 
  • 20 days annual leave plus 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Up to 6 months’ probation

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role
  • Full and clean UK driving licence

Only applicants that meet the above criteria will be considered for the role. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Under the Disclosure and Barring Service and in accordance with the Club’s own rules regarding Safeguarding the post-holder will be required to meet minimum criteria regarding Safeguarding and a Disclosure and Barring Check will be required in this post. Exceptions Order to Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 applies.

Birmingham City Football Club prides itself on the support it offers its employees and as such offers a variety of excellent benefits, for example, pension, life assurance 2 x salary, free car parking, two free season tickets and membership to Blues Loyalty Scheme. If you offered a position with the company your offer letter will clearly set out the benefits to which you are entitled.

Birmingham City F C is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

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BCWFC Host Family Providers

BCWFC Host Family Providers
location
salary
Competitive

We are currently seeking host family providers, couples or singles, to support our elite young players from our Women’s Super League Academy who need to live away from home to undertake their football training at our club.

Host families would be required to provide homely accommodation throughout the season. The actual accommodation needed is a double bedroom with WIFI connection. Access to public transport and local amenities is desirable. The host families we are looking for would preferably be situated within a three-mile radius of Solihull and/or within reasonable travelling distance by bus or train.

Our placements vary from short-term to long term, with some specialist accommodation, offering short notice limited accommodation for trialists and their families, or holiday cover for other host families.

Host families would be required to guide our young players by teaching them basic independent living skills such as washing, cooking, cleaning after themselves alongside self-care skills, for example, how to book medical appointments. The host family will be required to provide meals in line with the basic nutrition guide provided by the Academy.

Hosts are encouraged to include young players in family life, and players are expected to respect their host family’s way of life in return for being accepted as a family member. Both hosts and young players are given guidelines explaining what is expected of each of them. All our host families are regularly visited and inspected by us. Additionally, they formally undertake to protect and care for the young players in their charge.

The Football Club is committed to equal opportunities as well as safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any applicant wishing to be considered as a host family will need to demonstrate they are able to share this commitment.

As part of this commitment, Host Families are required to attend Safeguard Training every three years which is delivered by the Football Association/Football League. Hosts family members and any other persons over the age of 16 who reside at the address, are legally required to complete enhanced DBS checks, subscribe to the DBS Update Service on an annual basis and to authorise the Club to obtain a medical report from their GP. Fees for checks will be reimbursed.

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U18 Academy Physiotherapist

U18 Academy Physiotherapist
location
Birmingham
salary
£26,000 - £28,000

U18 Academy Physiotherapist

Term:Permanent

Department:Academy

Location:Trillion Trophy Training Centre, Redhill Road, Birmingham, B38 9EL

Hours of Work: Hours are set to meet the needs of the business but are a min of 37.5 hours per week

Application closing date: 01/02/2020

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at our Club for an Academy Physiotherapist to join the Academy department. Responsibilities are as follows:

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate and promote the Academy culture creating an elite environment for the development of young players.
  • Have consistently high standards.
  • Communicate and engage with staff/players/parents/guardians where appropriate.
  • Attend all club and departmental professional development events.
  • Actively engage in a fully functioning competency framework and integrated appraisal process.
  • Monitor the wellbeing of Academy players at all times liaising with the Safeguarding Services Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with all the Policies and Procedures contained within the Staff Handbook, paying particular regard to the Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy and procedures at all times.

PHYSIOTHERAPY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To ensure that medical notes are confidential as well as completed and uploaded to the PMA system within 24 hours.
  • Assessment and management of injuries and illnesses to the U18 squad, including relevant referral to internal and external health professionals.
  • Accurate recording of all injuries on the PMA system.
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of work conducted with athletes and coaches on the PMA and One Drive. To include current medical status, medical notes, rehabilitation and prehabilitation programmes, medical/orthopaedic/movement screen results, individual physical targets and session content and attendance.
  • Management, design and implementation (in liaison with Head of Sport Science and Medicine) of the medical, orthopaedic and movement screening programmes for U18 players.
  • Collate, analyse and feedback relevant medical information to the appropriate Club staff for all U18 players. This is to include updates on injured players, rehabilitation programmes, return to train/play dates and injury audits (but must respect and abide by medical confidentiality laws).
  • The delivery of warm up and cool down elements within the match day and coaching programme, as required, in relation to the syllabus identified in the Sport Science and Medicine strategy.
  • Assist with the delivery of individual and group strength and conditioning services to our U18 players, as necessary.
  • Design and dissemination of individual injury minimisation programmes.
  • Liaison with the Academy recruitment staff concerning appropriate medical information and consents for all U18 trialists.
  • Conduct appropriate screening of trialists to assist with recruitment.
  • Provision of medical cover for training and match day fixtures for our U18 squad.
  • Contribution to the player performance reviews within the PMA.
  • Work effectively with other support staff and services, including doctors/sport science services, to provide an integrated approach to performance enhancement.
  • Attendance at all team meetings and active inclusion in discussions.
  • Design and implementation (in liaison with Head of Sport Science and Medicine) of an Emergency Action Plan for each site that training/matches occur (where we are the “home” team).
  • Identify areas for development and work closely with the Academy Management Team, Sports Science & Medical Team & Multi-Disciplinary Teams to ensure necessary performance standards are met and developed.

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead on the management of injuries for U18 players, in liaison with the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine, and 1st team physiotherapists.Contribute to and monitor the management of the injuries to the U9-U23s players, where necessary.
  • Assist the Head of Academy Sport Science and Medicine with the recruitment of physiotherapy work placement students and part time physiotherapists, where necessary.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • Observation of the junior members of staff, academy graduate physiotherapist, part time physiotherapists and physiotherapy work placement students, to provide guidance.
  • Delivery of at least one internal professional development event for the medical department, one for the part time medical staff and one for the multidisciplinary team.
  • Attend all club and departmental CPD events.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist
  • FA Advanced Trauma and Medical Management in Football (previously AREA)
  • FA Child Welfare qualification. Current DBS clearance

DESIREABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • MSc in Sports Medicine or working towards.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation of elite level athletes (pediatrics & adult)
  • Ability to analyse and interpret movement patterns and posture
  • Experience and understanding of injury minimisation strategies.
  • Excellent computer literacy, specifically in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Understanding of the Elite Player Performance Plan and the PMA application.
  • 2 years’ experience working within professional football.
  • Forward thinking mindset to developing the department and programme.
  • Extensive experience in the management of MSK injuries.

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrate the ability to mix with different departments effectively communicating and distributing information
  • Honesty
  • Hard working
  • Organised
  • Flexibility of working week
  • Evidence of a commitment to individual professional development

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 20 days annual leave (rising by 1 day per completed year of service, up to a maximum of 25 days, plus 8 statutory bank holidays) + 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Up to 6 months’ probation

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Flexibility with working hours required to meet demands of the role
  • Full and clean UK driving licence

Only applicants that meet the above criteria will be considered for the role. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Under the Disclosure and Barring Service and in accordance with the Club’s own rules regarding Safeguarding the post-holder will be required to meet minimum criteria regarding Safeguarding and a Disclosure and Barring Check will be required in this post. Exceptions Order to Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 applies.

Birmingham City F C is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

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