AFC Fylde are recruiting for a Head of Medical to join the team at the Football Club.

Are you a qualified Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist ready to lead and revolutionise the medical department of a thriving Football Club?

The Head of Medical (HoM) will take the reins and drive excellence in player care, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. If you are passionate about football and possess outstanding leadership qualities, this role is tailor-made for you!


Key Responsibilities


Injury Prevention Strategies:


Conduct an annual injury audit, analysing various injury metrics.

Implement cutting-edge injury prevention strategies based on audit results.

Administer annual screening and physical testing for first team players.

Develop and manage ongoing injury management plans for players with a history of injuries.

Collaborate closely with coaching and sports science staff on player load management.


Injury management


Provide accurate diagnosis and prognosis for injured players.

Develop and oversee comprehensive rehabilitation plans with clear progress markers.

Keep stakeholders informed with daily and weekly updates on injured players’ status.

Arrange specialist appointments and investigations when required.

Deliver high-quality treatment and rehabilitation sessions.


Daily management of fit players


Provide daily maintenance treatment and strappings for fit players.

Design and implement recovery strategies for fit players.

Supervise soft tissue provision for all first team players.

Maintain discipline in the club’s Medical Room and monitor wellbeing surveys.


Matchday duties


Offer pitch-side first aid cover for all first team games.

Prepare and manage medical equipment for both home and away games.

Facilitate Emergency Action Plan (EAP) meetings and ensure EAP availability.

Conduct debriefs and reflection sessions post-match.

Uphold Health & Safety regulations.


Miscellaneous tasks


Monitor player availability and participate in daily staff meetings.

Ensure an adequate supply of medical consumables.

Foster relationships with club partners.

Assist in the development of first team sports therapist and sports scientist.

Maintain a clean and operational medical room. Expectations From the Post Holder

Act with integrity and honesty.

Exhibit high standards of personal conduct.

Value and respect colleagues and staff members.

Collaborate with others to enhance our services.

Be within a 40-minute drive.

 If you are ready to take the next step in your career and lead AFC Fylde’s Medical Department to new heights, apply today and be a part of our journey to success!


Join AFC Fylde and make a lasting impact on the health and performance of our First Team players. Apply now and become a pivotal part of our winning team.


Salary: £45,000 per annum


To apply, please email!