Friday, 3 December 2010



The Rugby Football Union wishes to appoint a Match Day Player Medical Lead for all matches played at Twickenham Stadium.  

The medical practitioner appointed will personally provide immediate medical care for players and match officials and lead the venue medical team on the c. 22 match days at Twickenham each season. Matches range from Senior England Internationals to finals of County, University and Schools tournaments. Immediate match day medical care will be provided in conjunction with team medical staff, other venue medical room specialists and pitch side Paramedics.

This role is separate to that of medical provision to the crowd.

Candidates must have: 
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council  
  • Either a JCPTGP Certificate/CCT in GP or a CCT/CESR in SEM or a CCT/CESR in Emergency Medicine 
  • Current Evidence of Level 2 (or above) Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Course Competencies (Pitch-side Trauma)
  •  Care Course (PSITCC) Certificate/ other RCS ED approved Level 2 Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Course 
  • Certificate are accepted as the Standard for Level 2 Competency)
  • Evidence of personally providing Pre-Hospital Emergency care in an elite collision sport match day environment(elite rugby union experience preferred)
  • Experience of assuring Clinical Governance standards 
  • Experience of team leadership
Our commitment to you
The post will be offered initially for the period to 30 June 2012, for c. 22 days per year.  A day rate of £350 to £700 is payable for duty days (depending on the length of the day), plus an annual retainer of £3,500.
To arrange a confidential discussion about this post, please e-mail the RFU Head of Sports Medicine, Simon Kemp, on .

For an information pack including a full specification for the position, e-mail
Applicants must submit a current CV, with a covering letter, to Lynn Graco, Human Resources Department, Rugby House, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA, or via email to
The closing date for applications is 23rd December 2010.  Shortlisted candidates will be notified on 5th January 201. Interviews will be held at Twickenham Stadium on 13th January 2011.  The first three games to be played at Twickenham in 2011 are the Six Nations games against Italy on Saturday 12th February, France on Saturday 26th February and Scotland on Sunday 13th March. The successful applicant will be expected to be available for all of these three fixtures.
A full programme of fixtures for the rest of the 2011 season can be downloaded by clicking here:
The Criminal Records Bureau enhanced disclosure process applies to this post.


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