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 Host Family

Academy Host Family
Dependent on role


Term: Self Employed

Location : Within 15 minute drive from Wast Hills Training Ground B38 9EL

Salary: Dependent on number of players and nights per week

Application closing date: Ongoing

We are currently seeking host family providers, couples or singles, to support our elite young players who need to live away from home to undertake their football training at our club. Players may range from 15 to 21.

Host families would be required to provide homely accommodation throughout the season.Players would require their own double bedroom. Access to public transport and local amenities is desirable.

Our placements vary from short term one-night stays to longer term 5-7 nights week. We are recruiting for families who can offer either or both of these types of placements.

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.Young players are also paid a ‘wage’ so may also require guidance on saving and budgeting especially for items such as mobile phone bills or car insurance. The host family will be required to provide meals (dependent upon the Academy schedule) in line with the basic nutrition guide provided by the Academy.

Hosts are encouraged to include young players in family life as much as the player feels comfortable. 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. Training is provided and annually refreshed.

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.

If you require further information prior to applying please contact Emily Hickin, Assistant Academy Operations Manager by email on

BCFC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community.


Academy Physiotherapist

Academy Physiotherapist
Trillion Trophy Training Centre / Away Fixtures
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.




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


  • 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


  • Knowledge of the Player Performance Pathway (EPPP)


  • 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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