Lead Academy Physiotherapist

Warrington Wolves, an elite professional Rugby League football club competing in the Betfred Super League, is currently recruiting a lead academy physiotherapist.

This is a full time post, reporting to our head of performance, based at Padgate.

Main function of position

To be directly responsible for the development and delivery of musculoskeletal care for Warrington Wolves’ academy squads, while also ensuring a comprehensive medical service is provided to all players in the youth system or at any affiliate clubs.

Key relationships

Head physiotherapist
Strength and conditioning department – all grades
Head of youth
Reserve and youth grade coaches

Main tasks of position
1. To provide an elite standard of musculoskeletal care to the academy squads, under the guidance of the head physiotherapist
2. Regular reporting of injury status and progress to the head of performance, head physiotherapist and other members of the sports medicine and management team
3. Assist in pre/in-season screening and the development of the player passport to ensure continuity through all age groups
4. Assist the head of performance with the implementation of departmental service management, planning and development
5. Liaise with the head physiotherapist to ensure appropriate medical referral pathways and imaging protocols for all clinical presentations seen in professional Rugby League
6. Assist with match-day preparation, pitch-side care and triage as required
7. Maintain excellent communication pathways between the medical, strength and conditioning, and coaching departments
8. Manage, support and mentor academy physiotherapists, massage therapists and students to develop physiotherapy services that reflect the quality of player care experienced at an elite club
9. Scheduling of medical staffing and provision of resources for all age groups training sessions and match days according to RFL governance and club policy
10. Utilisation of orthopaedic and sports medicine referral networks to ensure a timely and effective service delivery
11. Assessment and diagnosis of complicated presentations and supervision of relevant established treatment pathways and rehabilitation protocols
12. Contribute to staff in-service training programme
13. Carry out any additional tasks at the request of the line manager, and continually strive to enhance club culture and processes while investing in personal development

Administrative and professional duties

  • Analysis of new injuries and reports detailing potential mechanisms according to assimilation of all available date (GPS, pre-participation, biomechanical)
  • Maintain membership of appropriate professional bodies HCPC, CSP – successful applicants MUST be Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Maintain RFL pitch-side trauma care course qualification – IMMOFP
  • Maintain an appropriate level of personal professional development to ensure that Warrington Wolves is at the forefront of developments in sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Ensure all note keeping meets current CSP requirements and utilise Rugby Squad to log all consultations, interventions and investigations


  • Qualified Chartered Physiotherapist
  • HCPC Registration
  • CSP Registration
  • Minimum 2 years clinical experience
  • Previous clinical experience in a sports setting
  • Full valid UK driving licence


    • AACP Acupuncture qualification
    • RFL IMMOFP qualification
    • Previous clinical experience in a rugby setting

Other information

The lead academy physiotherapist role will involve a working schedule that includes afternoons, evenings and weekends, as the academy training programme dictates. A full driving licence is essential in order to perform the role. The role is predominantly based at the Warrington Wolves Training Facility, Padgate Campus, Crab Lane, Warrington, WA2 0DB, but will require elements of travel for training and match day fixtures.


We offer an attractive salary package commensurate with the role and experience.

If you feel that this role is for you, please apply by submitting your CV, together with a covering letter, via email to adegardner@warringtonwolves.com.

The closing date for all applications is Friday 31 January 2020.

Match-Day Stewards

Warrington Wolves is looking to recruit a number of match-day stewards.

Candidates are required to be aged 18 or over, fit and healthy, and have a confident manner to engage with fans and ensure ground regulations are observed.

The club is after committed and diligent individuals who are team players.  Some customer-service experience would be an advantage, with training provided.

Successful candidates must be available for at least 80% of the home fixtures.

Please be aware all stewards are recruited for the safety and wellbeing of the spectators, NOT to watch the match.

If you are interested in applying please send a short letter of application stating personal details and work experience to:

Matchday Safety Officer

The Halliwell Jones Stadium



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