Thursday, 11 April 2013

Full Time Academy Doctor Liverpool FC

Academy Doctor

Applications are invited for the above position at Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Ltd.

This opportunity provides a unique chance to work with the LFC Academy management, coaching and medical teams, as well as working alongside the Club’s Head of Medicine who has responsibility for all medical matters at the Club, and specifically the Club’s Senior/ First Team.

This role, reporting directly to the Head of Medicine with significant relationships with key members of the Academy, will be based at the LFC Academy, in Kirkby, Merseyside, although travel across the region, nationally and internationally is also required.

This role is a full-time permanent position and will require personal focus, commitment and dedication. The role will include working sometimes long and unusual hours to ensure that the needs of the Club, and specifically the medical requirements of the players, are met and exceeded.

The outline responsibilities of the role include;

• To manage the provision of all medical services for teams based at the Academy, across all age ranges, including the Elite Development Squad (EDS) and Liverpool Ladies

• To have medical responsibility for Academy / EDS players and Liverpool Ladies players health and fitness for all fixtures, tours and other matches

• To ensure that all players (under remit) and medical staff are fully aware of FIFA/ UEFA regulations regarding drug use/ doping in sport, and manage a programme of drug testing as directed, including regulations relating to the WSL

• Organise and attend any player pre-signing protocols as required.

• Involvement in injury rehabilitation programmes, injury prevention, self management and extra work for nominated playing groups

• Actively collaborate with other medical staff regarding innovative issues in relation to injury related problems

• To assist the Head of Medicine in provision of medical services to First Team as directed and required, including attending all First Team home games and provide cover for European training matches at stadium for opposition teams

Required Qualifications

• MSc/ Diploma in Sports Medicine

• Member / Fellow of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK)

• Membership of MRCGP/ MRCS/ MRCP – desirable

• a registered medical practitioner licensed to practise by the General Medical Council

• Continuing medical education and research using latest techniques

• Specialist knowledge of sports medicine, analysis and treatment

• High level of medical understanding of common sporting ailments and appropriate medical treatments

• Previous experience of working in a professional medical team and collaborative environment

• Able to fulfil full time commitments, the exclusivity required to fulfil the duties of the role

• Significant experience working in a football environment in the UK as a Team Doctor is essential

• Developing and managing a multi-disciplinary medical team within an elite sporting environment

• General medical with an understanding of the need for immediacy of treatment

• Demonstrable evidence of diagnostic and clinical excellence

Personal Attributes

Successful candidates are likely to have the following personal characteristics:

• Collaborative, effective internal networker/ stakeholder manager and influencer

• Calm, unruffled in crisis

• Empathetic approach – able to identify with all age groups, student, youth, EDS, First Team and Liverpool Ladies

• Flexible and adaptable, team player

• Rationale decision maker


A six figure remuneration package and other benefits will be offered (commensurate with individual experience) for this role.


Please submit your CV, a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the position, and your current remuneration.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 22nd April 2013.

Applications should be sent to Lise Jenkins, HR Director at Liverpool Football Club , quoting reference LJ/AD001.

First interviews will be held on 1st and 2nd May 2013, in the Merseyside area.

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