Following the news that Dougal Sim is retiring at the end of the season, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time First Team Physiotherapist at ICTFC

The club would like to place on record our thanks to Dougal for his service while at the club and wish him the best in his retirement.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club

First Team Physiotherapist РFull Time 

Reporting to the Head Coach, the role which in effect means the successful candidate is also the Head of Medical Dept, will be providing physiotherapy and care for all full-time players as well as ensuring the delivery of effective injury prevention strategies throughout all squads at the club including our Academy

Main Duties

  • To work across all players at the club as directed by the Head Coach and provide an excellent level of care for the players 
  • Ensure that the performance of all players is optimised through effective timely and appropriate medical intervention 
  • Specifically, to provide accurate and informed diagnoses, treatments, advice and rehabilitation sessions for injured personnel
  • To monitor and assess all players for their fitness and injury status to train or play
  • To be involved in rehabilitation strategies for all players where appropriate and advise the conditioning staff of any individual players specific requirements 
  • Ensure physiotherapy cover at all first team matches and the appropriate medical cover for training sessions 
  • To arrange onward referrals to consultant specialists and other health professionals, where appropriate and to attend such appointments with the player, where requested.
  • To promote and protect the health and well-being of all players 
  • To undertake pre-registration medical screenings and musculoskeletal examinations in conjunction with the Club Doctor
  • To ensure that the club and players are compliant with all medical and anti-doping guidelines rules and regulations of the governing bodies 
  • To ensure all medical supplies and equipment are fully stocked replenished and secured as required 
  • To liaise with other football club medical staff of loan players to ensure they are informed about their player(s) whilst with ICTFC
  • To communicate with the Team Doctor and other Medical Consultants and support staff thus ensuring excellent communication pathways for all eventualities 
  • To keep abreast of physiotherapy best practice, promoting evidence based practice, where appropriate.

The ideal candidate will require

  • Membership of a nationally recognised professional physiotherapy association or equivalent (CSP,HCPC)
  • A physiotherapy degree from a nationally recognised institution with the right to work in the UK 
  • Current registration with one or more appropriate governing bodies with up to date CPD records 
  • Previous experience working in a sporting environment 
  • Must hold a valid UK driving license 
  • Knowledge and understanding of monitoring of the elite athlete and how to utilise and inform practice 
  • Competent computer skills and experience of working with online platforms
  • To have an advance first aid certificate in the clinical management of pitchside medical and trauma emergencies ie Sports Promote course or equivalent 

Salary Package

An attractive financial package will be offered, commensurate with skills and experience 

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If you are interested in applying for this exciting role, please e-mail your CV with a covering letter to footballdept@ictfc.co.uk with First Team Physiotherapist as the subject 

Please note all candidates who apply will be contacted 

Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club are committed to be an equal opportunities provider and welcomes applicants from all members of the community