Physiotherapist: University of Stirling

Sports Development Service

Stirling Campus
Grade 6 (£26,243 - £32,236 per annum)
Reports to: Head of Performance Sport

Closing date is midnight on Sunday 27th January 2019

The Role

Working within the Performance Sport Team, the Physiotherapist will support athletes from across the University of Stirling Sport programme. Liaising closely with High Performance Coaches, the Strength and Conditioning Coach and the Sports Science Officer, the post holder will take a lead on managing athlete rehabilitation, health and wellbeing. Working closely with external clubs, the Scottish Institute of Sport and NGBs will also be critical to ensuring a joined up approach towards athlete care.

The post holder will also take responsibility for developing a commercially focussed general clinic that supports non ISSP/Sports Union students. Working with the Sports Marketing Officer, the Physiotherapist will ensure the general clinics are appropriately advertised to generate interest.

The experienced and qualified Physiotherapist will comply with professional codes of conduct, standards and guidelines whilst establishing and maintaining clear and accurate medical records for athletes and patients

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver individual and group physiotherapy sessions to Scholarship and Sports Union athletes as well as members of the public through the general clinics.
  • Maintain an organised and comprehensive database of all medical documentation relating to work conducted with athletes and patients.
  • Attend priority competitions as deemed appropriate by the Head of Performance Sport
  • Liaise with High Performance Coaches and the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach concerning athlete rehabilitation and return to fitness procedures.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with key partner organisations and practitioners using the physio facilities i.e. Scottish Institute of Sport and Scottish Rugby.
  • Where appropriate, inform and educate athletes, patients and coaches in rehabilitation programmes, either preventative, performance enhancement or directly related to recovery from injury.
  • Within the rules of professional confidentiality, regularly meet with coaches, athletes and other staff members to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach is taken to injury prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Where appropriate, liaise with external clubs, organisations and NGB’s regarding player rehabilitation programmes and player welfare concerns.
  • Provide screening and education to athletes as required.
  • Promote and uphold University values through personal example and working practices.
  • Liaise with the Sales and Marketing team to develop the general clinic and maximise profit for the service.
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be required, consistent with the grade of the post.

Person specification:

The post-holder will be a self-motivated, creative and flexible individual who is capable of working in a varied and challenging environment.


  • A qualification at degree level (or equivalent) in Physiotherapy.
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team within a high performance sport setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse a range of sports in relation to their physiotherapy and rehabilitation service needs.
  • Ability to modify programmes according to the results of assessment data, in conjunction with coaches and other support staff
  • A passion and desire to work in a multi-sport environment.
  • Knowledge of physiotherapy and rehabilitation techniques related to recent advances in musculoskeletal medicine in the sporting environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse a range of sports in relation to injury management and rehabilitation.
  • Commitment to demonstrate behaviours in line with the University’s values.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills; the ability to motivate, enthuse, persuade, negotiate and influence others.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise and plan work accordingly.
  • Proficiency in clerical duties and computer systems (Microsoft Excel, Word).
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate corporate loyalty


  • A qualification at higher degree level (or equivalent) in Sports physiotherapy/sport and exercise medicine/sports rehabilitation.
  • A sports trauma management qualification.
  • An understanding of the various sports science and medicine disciplines.
  • Management experience.
  • An understanding of Long Term Athlete Development.
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate.

Behaviours / Competencies

We place great importance on behaviours and attitudes during the selection process to ensure that we bring people into the University who support the way we do business.  In addition to the duties and responsibilities associated with this role, the role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies.

  1. Managing self and personal skills

Being aware of own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  1. Delivering excellent service

Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  1. Finding solutions

Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  1. Embracing change

Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  1. Using resources effectively

Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  1. Engaging with the wider context

Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  1. Developing self and others

Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  1. Working together

Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives.  Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  1. Achieving results

Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

Additional Information / Special Conditions

This post will require flexibility in working hours to meet operational needs. Some evening and weekend work is required. However the post-holder will generally be expected to work midweek from 9am to 5pm each day. Whilst the majority of work will be undertaken on the University campus there will be occasions when travel is required.

Application Process

Applications for this post are submitted through the University of Stirling website 

Informal enquires can be made to David Bond, Head of Performance Sport: 01786 466910

Date published: 12 December 2018
Date updated: 09 January 2019


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