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Pay – A competitive Category Two Academy salary.
Hours – Full-Time. 
Benefits - Great sporting career development, workplace pension, staff events, great work environment, good annual leave, staff discounts plus lots more.
Location – Peterborough United Training Ground, Oundle Road, Peterborough. 

An exciting full-time opportunity has arisen within our Academy to lead the Sports Science and Medicine Department working closely with the First Team Head of Performance Medicine and having a particular focus on the our Under 21 team.

Working within a well-respected Category 2 Academy, the chosen applicant will work alongside other full-time members of staff to provide excellent evidence-based care to the footballers, as well as line-managing the Sports Science and Medicine Department within our Academy.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing pitch side cover for Under 21’s trainings and games when required.

This role is for an experienced qualified physiotherapist looking to further their career in professional football and leadership within sport. The successful applicant will also receive CPD as part of their role.

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Key tasks 

  • To manage the Academy Sports Science & Medical Department. 
  • Manage and deliver the Sports Science and Medicine/Performance Support Programme for all Academy players registered with the Club. 
  • Liaise and work alongside the Head of Performance Medicine to ensure alignment with the First Team. 
  • Provide pitchside and clinical cover for the Professional Development Phase with a focus on the Under 21 team. 

Requirements of the role

  • BSc Physiotherapy.
  • HCPC Registered .
  • Pitch side trauma certificate (e.g. ATMMiF). 
  • Demonstrable clinical experience. 
  • Excellent understanding of ways to improve the physical profile of an athlete, along with the physical demands of football. 
  • Experience of leading within a multidisciplinary team in elite professional sport. 

HOW TO APPLY: Please complete the attached Application form and include a cover letter and return to Dan Robinson, Academy Manager via email:

Download the application form here.

CLOSING DATE: 5pm on Monday 15th July.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at PUFC

At Peterborough United Football Club, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is championed in all areas of the Club.  PUFC promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We are committed to promoting employment opportunities that celebrate diversity and inclusion.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented candidates and the club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as matchday fans, staff, players, volunteers, participants, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Peterborough United Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, the post holder may be subject to any background checks as required.

Safeguarding at PUFC

Peterborough United is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Satisfactory reference and enhanced DBS check (if required) are required for successful applicants. Peterborough United are required to conduct online searches as part of their shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. In particular, we expect all to:

  • To have the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Appreciate the significance of safeguarding and interpret this accurately for all individuals’ children, young people and vulnerable adults whatever their circumstances.
  • To have a good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment.
  • The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide information accurately.