Monday, 21 September 2009

RFUW England Team Doctor ( Part Time Sessional)

These are exciting times in rugby in England with England hosting the Women's Rugby World Cup in August 2010.

The Role will be responsible for providing a world class medical service to the England team as part of their preparation for the world cup. you will lead a highly motivated medical team and work closely with a multi-disciplinary team delivering the full range of services to the England Elite players.

You will play a vital role in the England squad ensuring the health and fitness of players within the squad, co-ordinating their treatment where necessary and liaise closely with the English institute of sport staff to discuss treatment of players.

The role covers both pitch side and off field care and the successful applicant will be confident in injury diagnosis, advice, treatment and management of players.

Significant evening and weekend work along with travel in the UK and Europe to cover all key events is required. Full details of dates required are on the Job description and these are in addition to on-going weekly co-ordination.

Further Information

Click here or see below for a full job and person spec.

Please send your detailed CV and covering letter to Kelly Rainey, RFUW, Rugby House, Rugby Road, Twickenham, TW1 1DZ or by email to Please include the name of two referees, one of whom should be your current employer.

Closing date 2 pm 7.10.09.

Interview date 20.10.09 Venue Twickenham

All applicants must complete the RFUW equity monitoring questionnaire, available via this link and return with their application.

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Job Title England Squad Doctor

Responsible to Head of Medicine

Term of Appointment Nov 2009 – Sep 2010

Salary £275 per day

Hours of Work Approx 85 days (see below for detail)

Job Purpose

To deliver a World Class Medicine service to the England squad.

Main Duties

1. To provide injury diagnosis / advice / treatment / management at training and match weekends.

2. Lead the RFUW medical team at training and competition sessions.

3. Manage player prehab and rehab programmes and co ordinate all medical information on England Elite squad players including production of the weekly update of players for coaches.

4. Co ordination of English Institute of Sport (EIS) information to the RFUW.

5. Immediate care of injuries at training and pitch side for matches.

6. Liaison with Premiership medics regarding elite squad players.

7. To participate as part of a multidisciplinary team that will lead to the effective development of WC rugby programme.

8. Run regular clinics at Twickenham for London based players.

9. Regular meetings with Head of Medicine to review protocols and discuss treatment plans of players.

10. To provide reports and monitoring and evaluation reports as required and maintain appropriate records for treatments.

11. Attend squad case conferences.

12. Maintain knowledge and learning development in relation to current and innovative practice in the field.

13. Ensure medical equipment is maintained to appropriate standards with regular checks.

14. At all times to observe and abide by the RFUW rules, regulations and codes of conduct to avoid bringing the game or the RFUW into disrepute.
Dates & Hours of Work:

General weekly cover of approx 6-12 hours.

Significant evening and weekend work along with travel in the UK and Europe to cover for all key events as per dates below:

11.11.09 – 15.11.09 England v New Zealand
18.11.09 – 22.11.09 England v New Zealand
19.12.09 – 20.12.09 England Training Camp
02.01.10 – 03.01.10 England Training Camp
30.01.10 – 31.01.10 England Training Camp
05.02.10 – 07.02.10 Six Nations
12.02.10 – 14.02.10 Six Nations
27.02.10 – 01.03.10 Six Nations
06.03.10 – 07.03.10 England Training Camp
12.03.10 – 14.03.10 Six Nations
19.03.10 – 21.03.10 Six Nations
01.07.10 – 07.07.10 England World Cup Training Camp
12.07.10 – 15.07.10 England World Cup Training Camp
22.07.10 – 28.07.10 England World Cup Training Camp
02.08.10 – 05.08.10 England World Cup Training Camp
09.08.10 – 15.08.10 England World Cup Training Camp
16.08.10 – 06.09.10 World Cup

It is understood that the individual may not be able to attend all of the World Cup Training Camps and there is some flexibility of cover by other Doctors, to be discussed.

Person Specification

E = Essential
D = Desirable


E Fully registered with the general Medical Council
E Diploma or MSc in Sports Medicine
E PSITCC/REMO/AREA or equivalent qualification
E Appropriate medical indemnity for working with sports teams


E Experience working in elite sport
E Evidence of competency in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic medicine
D Experience working with female athletes
D Experience working with team sports
D Experience working with rugby

Personal Qualities

D Management and leadership skills
E Excellent verbal and written communication
E Excellent interpersonal skills
D Confident and outgoing personality
D Self-starter - able to work on own initiative
E Clear thinker, able to exercise good judgement under pressure
E Good team player, able to motivate and prepared to support others
E Flexible and adaptable

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