BUCS Domestic Events - Chief Physiotherapist

British University and College Sports


Closing date:   11 August 2024
Location:   Hybrid
Region:   United Kingdom
Employment type:   Volunteer
Salary:   Fee of ¬£1000 per annuum paid on receipt of invoice at the end of the term. There will also be the usual event fees and expenses paid.


Job description


British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is seeking to appoint a highly qualified and experienced Chief Physiotherapist to lead on the BUCS Domestic programme from the 2024-25 season.

The successful applicant will ideally take on the role for a minimum of two years, from appointment (September 2024) through to conclusion of the events in the 2025-26 season (July 2026). Post-holders may be reappointed for an additional season.

The role will consist of the planning, selection and appointment of physiotherapists to the various major BUCS domestic events throughout the season, as well as helping to manage the medical services and equipment for these events.

The two main BUCS domestic events are “Nationals” & “Big Wednesday”, which take place Friday 14- Sunday 16 February 2025 & Tuesday 18 – Wednesday 19 March 2025 respectively. It is expected that the Chief Physiotherapist will be available to attend both of these events.

This role would be particularly suited to someone aiming towards a career in Sport & Exercise Medicine, with an interest in pre-hospital event medicine and who is looking to build upon their management and leadership experience.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the selection and appointment of the physiotherapists for BUCS domestic events – physios are involved in about 20 events annually
  • To allocate physiotherapists appropriately at the events
  • Management of the physiotherapist team and medical services at major / multi-sport BUCS event
  • Maintain the BUCS physiotherapist database
  • To liaise with and work closely with BUCS Head of Events in regards to event dates, details, and accommodation needs
  • Coordinate stock take and order medical supplies in conjunction with the BUCS office
  • Maintain such information on treatment as required to provide accurate reports and records
  • Production of post event feedback for future reference and planning


Essential knowledge or experience

  • A member of the CSP with a Degree or Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy and HPC membership and 5 years post-registration physiotherapy experience
  • Experience of working with an NGB on a regular basis across at least 2 competitive seasons and to have at least 3 years experience in the treatment of elite sports related injuries
  • ACPSM silver accreditation level, or equivalent
  • Continuing professional development in the musculo-skeletal and locomotor fields including evidence of regular first aid and advanced trauma training

Essential skills and abilities

  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to respond to queries in a timely manner
  • Flexible and conscientious approach to work
  • Good communication skills
  • Professional
  • Honest

Desirable knowledge or experience

  • A Diploma or MSc. in Sports or Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy
  • Previous experience of working at a multi-sport experience would be desirable
  • Evidence of active involvement within student sport. An understanding, knowledge and awareness of University sport and the Higher Education sector within the UK’s high performance structure would be considered an advantage
  • Sound understanding and involvement in UK Anti-doping policies


There will be a fee of £1000 per annuum paid on receipt of invoice at the end of the term. There will also be the usual event fees and expenses paid.

Application Process

Candidates should send a CV and Covering Letter to: [email protected]

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 11 August 2024 at 23:59

Interviews: w/c 19 or 26 August 2024 TBC

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