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The Aston Villa Foundation is the official Charity of Aston Villa Football Club and prides itself in being innovative in its approach to the club being used as a ‘Force for Good’. Our Football and Education department offers a post 16 programme that uses the vehicle of football to give local youngsters the opportunity to excel in education whilst optimising their employability through sport.

Location
Villa Park/BCU Pavilion, Moor Lane, Birmingham, B6 6HE

About Sports Therapist

1. The Department

The Aston Villa Foundation is the official Charity of Aston Villa Football Club and prides itself in being innovative in its approach to the club being used as a 'Force for Good'.

Our Football and Education department offers a post 16 programme that uses the vehicle of football to give local youngsters the opportunity to excel in education whilst optimising their employability through sport.

2. The Role
In this role, you will contribute towards the Foundation's vision of optimising student availability and performance through an elite evidence-based sports medicine provision, specifically working with 16–19-year-old students.

Based at Villa Park and Moor Lane, you will implement effective assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injured students. In addition, a proactive approach to injury prevention is required, delivering individualised and group injury prevention / athletic development sessions to all enrolled students.

The successful candidate will hold a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy and should and have an in-date FA Level 5 Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) qualification.

3. The Person
You must be a strong team player and have a growth mindset, with proven previous experience of working within interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
Previous experience of working with young athletes you must be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of applied anatomy and have the ability to perform clear and structured injury assessments that accumulate in injury diagnosis and associated detailed rehabilitation plan.

Experience of player profiling and the ability to develop and deliver strategies that manage injury risk and take into account growth and maturation is required.

For further information please see the Role Profile.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

For further information, the role profile and to apply please go to: https://my.corehr.com/pls/coreportal_avfcp/erq_search_package.search_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E#


Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code.

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see AVFC - Safeguarding.

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