Sun 25 Apr 2021 17:12

Oxford Harlequins Rugby Football Club is seeking an experienced Part-Time Physiotherapist to join our dynamic and rapidly expanding team as Head of Medical Services.

In 2018, Oxford Quins moved to a new £1 million facility on the outskirts of Oxford that features a new floodlit RFU365 Artificial Turf pitch, 99,000 sq metres of pristine pitches, extensive changing, entertaining & parking facilities and significant further development potential. This move had coincided with the rapid expansion of the club, which, on a firm financial footing, has built a highly qualified semi-professional coaching team, established a 5-year strategic partnership with Oxford Brookes University, and seen the expansion of our performance squad and the establishment of a thriving Women’s & Girls section, and Under 18 Academy section, both of which are the largest in the region. The future is bright for Oxford Quins, and we are now excited about enhancing our medical provision through our links with Oxford Brookes University and the appointment of a new Physiotherapist who can join us on this exciting journey.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the assessment, management and rehabilitation of the club’s players as part of a well-established Multi Disciplinary Team.

The post requires excellent MSK clinical knowledge and previous experience in the management of Sports Injuries. Sound clinical reasoning structured around evidence-based practice, confidence in decision making and practised manual therapy skills are essential.

Brookes Quins Physio Development Program:

The club provides placement opportunities to Oxford Brookes Physiotherapy students: a team of 5 undergrad and postgrad students work to provide pitchside first aid and basic assessment and treatment of the players whilst under supervision of the Head of Medical Services whilst on 13-week placements from Oxford Brookes. In return, placement students benefit from an award in rugby specific skills, mentoring from qualified therapists and RFU ICIS qualification. Students must be supervised at all times during their placement activity in order to be covered by the CSP PLI scheme. This does not have to be direct 1-2-1 supervision, but at all times the candidate will be responsible for determining the work they do, and checking that what they have done is safe and appropriate.

An education to degree level in physiotherapy/ sports rehabilitation/ sports therapy (including relevant HCPC/BASRT/SST registration) is required and an RFU ICIS qualification is desirable.

Hours: approx. 6-8 hour per week, primarily Tues & Thurs evenings from 6pm-9pm

See the attached job specification. Oxford Quins are an equal opportunities employer.

For more information or to apply please send a CV to Stu Wells, Director of Rugby, dor@oxfordharlequins.org

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