Aston Villa Football Club


Bodymoor Heath Training Ground

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

1 May 2023

Job Description

1. The Department

Our Aston Villa Women’s Football Team and pathway has grown significantly over the last 3 seasons. To support this growth, we are now focusing our efforts to ensure our Girls Academy have the right people in the right roles to help us in delivering our ambitious plans for nurturing, encouraging and developing talent within our Women and Girls youth structure.

2. The Role

This post will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of all aspects of Sports Therapy / Physiotherapy services to the Girls Academy players, in line with the Club’s injury reduction and performance enhancement philosophy.
You will deliver individualised player development, screening and injury reduction strategies to manage injury risk and enhance individual and team performance. You will work in collaboration with the wider interdisciplinary team, ensuring effective long-term athletic development. Alongside leading the wider medical team, you will also ensure that a multidisciplinary approach is taken to player management, working to improve and extend the evidence based medical provision and rehabilitation implemented within the Girls Academy.

The postholder will lead the design, implementation and effectiveness of athlete monitoring strategies and injury surveillance systems to objectively quantify player readiness to train and minimise injury risk. Delivery of prehab and rehab programmes and maintaining comprehensive player medical records will be an essential part of this role, via the electronic medical notes system WPS.

3. The Person

The successful postholder must hold the following qualifications:

• BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy / Physiotherapy
• Registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) or membership to Society of Sports Therapist (SST)
• FA Level 4 Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMIF)

You will have demonstrable experience of working within a professional team sport, and providing Sports Therapist / Physiotherapy services to high performance elite athletes. You should be experienced in player profiling, alongside developing, and delivering strategies to manage injury risk and optimise performance. Extensive knowledge of applied functional anatomy including demonstration of expert clinical reasoning skills is also required for this post.

For further information and to ask any questions around the roles, please contact Josie Cottam (Girls Academy Operations Manager) by emailing

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

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 Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC – Safeguarding

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