VACANCY | SPORTS THERAPIST AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT COACH
Job Title: Sports Therapist & Player Development Coach
Employer: Middlesex Cricket
Reports to: Sunrisers Regional Director of Women’s Cricket
Location: London & East Region
Term: Fixed term to 30th September 2022
Salary: Dependent on experience
Sunrisers & Middlesex Cricket are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a process of vetting, including the disclosure of criminal records and the seeking of references. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.
Purpose of the Job: As the regional Women’s Elite Domestic structure evolves, Sunrisers are committed to providing high performance environments for their athletes. As part of a developing Sports Science & Sports Medicine (SSSM) team the Sports Therapist & Player Development Coach will play a key role in injury treatment and management, whilst embedding fundamental movement skills in players across the pathway. Working in collaboration with Sunrisers Lead Physiotherapist & Sunrisers Strength & Conditioning Lead, this role will develop and deliver programmes for players at Emerging Player Programme level and assist delivery at Academy and Senior level.
As a member of staff, the role holder is expected to continually maintain professional standards, displaying integrity and humility alongside the desire to drive their own standards and those around them. Multi-disciplinary working is a necessity, always contributing to a high performing environment and culture.
· Design and lead the delivery of physical preparation for Sunrisers Emerging Player Programme.
· Support players with injury triage, treatment and rehabilitation for players at Emerging Player Programme level.
· Design and implement education programmes that support athlete development for players selected for Sunrisers Emerging Player Programme.
· Working with Sunrisers Lead Physiotherapist support ongoing player monitoring at Emerging Player Programme level, including workload management, and any other relevant physical and/or mental parameters.
· Work with coaches and support staff to deliver an interdisciplinary approach to performance development.
· Within the rules of professional confidentiality liaise with players, parents, coaches, delivery staff and Regional Director of Women’s Cricket.
· Undertake appropriate professional development to keep abreast of world’s best practice and current evidence-based research.
The role may require extended hours and regular travel throughout the UK during the competitive season (April-September) which will include working on weekends and Bank Holidays.
Note: The Job Description summarises the major role and responsibilities of the job. It is not intended to exclude the job holder being asked to undertake any other activities as required from time to time by the Regional Director of Women’s Cricket, nor future changes to the job holder’s responsibilities. The precise duties and responsibilities of any job may be expected to change over time.
Job holders will be consulted over any proposed changes to this job description before implementation.
Qualifications and Key Competencies:
Sports Therapist or Physiotherapist degree
Appropriate professional indemnity insurance
Up to date first aid qualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate – A disclosure is an impartial and confidential document that details and individual’s criminal record and where appropriate gives details of those who are barred from working with children
Full Driving License
Sports science/ S&C experience
Experience working with female adolescent athletes
Experience working in cricket
Personal Attributes, Aptitudes and Abilities:
Ability to motivate, support and influence individuals and organisations.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, both written and verbal.
A positive attitude with initiative, focus and drive.
Patience with an orderly approach to problem solving.
Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure.
Ability to work within a team and contribute to the overall success of the team.
Interact effectively with all departments and personnel at Sunrisers & London Spirit.
Passionate to be part of the development of women’s cricket.
Sunrisers Lead Physiotherapist
Sunrisers Strength & Conditioning Lead
Sunrisers Senior Regional Talent Manager
Sunrisers Emerging Player Talent Manager
Sunrisers Regional Director of Women’s Cricket
ECB Sport Science & Medicine Staff
To apply please send your CV and a Covering Letter, detailing your suitability for the role, to Danni Warren – email@example.com. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 1 June with interviews taking place w/c Monday 6 June.