1st XV Head Physiotherapist

Date: 21 June 2021

Preston Grasshoppers RFC are looking to appoint a suitably qualified Head Physiotherapist to lead the clubs medical provision for the 1st XV Squad for the upcoming 2021/22 season.

The primary aim of this role is to provide therapy and medical management for the Senior Squad playing in the fifth tier of English Rugby (Northern Premier).

An additional opportunity to create and lead a Sports Injury Clinic at the club may also be available to the right candidate.

The attached job description provides further details on the Head Physio role and also the Sports Injury Clinic.

Interested applicants should contact PGRFC Director of Rugby Gareth Dyer (garethdyer78@gmail.com) in the first instance.

JOB TITLE:  PGRFC Head Physiotherapist

REPORTS TO: Director of Rugby

LOCATION: Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Union Football Club, Lightfoot Green, Lightfoot Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 0AB

START DATE: Immediate Start – June 2021

PGRFC are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Physiotherapist on a session and match play part time basis. The primary aim of this role is to provide medical management for the Senior Squad. Playing in the fifth tier of English Rugby (Northern Premier), the successful applicant will be expected to be present at training sessions on both Tuesday and Thursday evenings (18.00 – 20:30) and both home and away match days on a Saturday throughout the season August  – May.

Please apply by sending a cover letter and a CV to Director of Rugby Gareth Dyer (garethdyer78@gmail.com).

Key Responsibilities (include but are not exclusive to):-

– Leading the medical provision for the Senior Squads by assisting in accurate assessment, rehabilitation and treatment for all players

– Planning and implementing injury prevention and recovery for all squad members

– Providing pitch-side cover and assistance for both training and matches

– Undertaking pre-season medical screening for the 1st XV Squad

– Communicate effectively to senior management (Coaches, Director of Rugby, General Management)

– Maintaining accurate and up to date notes, in-line with the RFU Minimum standards

– Undertaking injury reporting data in line with RFU requirements

– Managing medical budget for supplies throughout the season

– Liaising with doctors/consultants where necessary to support players management

– Referring to relevant medical professionals to support players management (e.g. GP or MRI referrals)


Minimum 5 years experience in Musculoskeletal setting.

Health Professions council registered.

Member of the Chartered society of Physiotherapy.

Evidence of Post graduate experience training related to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

Experience of Taping and Strapping

A full and valid UK Driving Licence with own transport


Post graduate Massage Training


Previous experience in managing Players in a sports club setting. 

RFU PHICIS qualification or the ability to work towards

Key Relationships

Director of Rugby: Gareth Dyer

Head Coach: Paul Arnold

S&C Head: Jamie Bantleman

1st XV Squad Players

Provided by the Club

Club kit package (items TBC)

Medical Equipment including a newly refurbished Physio Room and Club Gymnasium.

An attractive level of remuneration is available dependent on experience.

An opportunity to develop a business.


Outside of the 1st XV Senior Squad, the club is a busy community both in terms of the playing opportunities it provides to a range of ages and backgrounds as well as association with a number of partner organisations involved in a range of sports. In addition, the club is a community focused organisation being part of the Fulwood area where extensive housebuilding is taking place around the club perimeter.

Therefore an opportunity exists to build a Sports Injury Clinic at PGRFC that is able to service a range of individuals seeking specialist treatment. The club would be willing to support a self starting individual who would be interested in developing a clinic to service and support the local PGRFC community and develop a business run from the PGRFC facilities.

The club has an open mind on how this clinic would run and the level of commitment required to service demand and would be interested to hear how any interested party may organise and run such a venture.

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