VACANCY: First team physiotherapist

Thursday 06 May 2021 Written by: Adam

The role includes the delivery of elite clinical management of the first team squad. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that high standards of medical services are consistently delivered.

Reporting to the head physiotherapist, the role will be based at Kingston Park Stadium in Newcastle Upon-Tyne, and will include unsociable and weekend hours associated with training and match days.


* Work alongside the medical team to assess and provide a clinical diagnosis for the injured players in the first team playing squad.

* Plan and implement a timely return to play plan for injured players based upon recent evidence and agreed objective markers set by the medical team.

* Adopt a proactive approach to player welfare including reducing injury risk, considering risk factors based on players’ injury history and physical markers.

* Work alongside a multi-disciplinary team including team doctors, physiotherapists, sports psychologist, coaches and strength & conditioning staff.

* Deliver pre-game and pitch-side medical cover for the first team squad on match days.

* Contribute to staff in-service training programme.

* Support junior physiotherapists to develop the physiotherapy service provided at Newcastle Falcons.


* Bsc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy.

* Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in elite sport.

* HPC and CSP registered.

* Full UK driving licence.

* Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivated.

* Very good verbal and written communication skills.


* RFU Level 3 PHICIS qualification.

* Currently working within a full-time sporting environment.

* Previous experience working in elite rugby.


£35,000-£40,000 (dependent on experience).


Please submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than one side of A4, stating relevant experience, to head physiotherapist Rhys Griffiths on .


12 noon on May 16, 2021. Interviews will take place during the week commencing May 17, 2021.