World University Winter & Summer Games - Physiotherapists

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)


Closing date:   15 April 2020
Location:   United Kingdom
Region:   United Kingdom
Employment type:   Volunteer
Salary:   Honorary position (travel and subsistence costs will be covered)


British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is seeking to appoint a team of highly qualified and experienced volunteer Physiotherapists to support the GB Students delegation due to compete at the 2021 World University Winter and Summer Games.

The successful candidates will take the role for one World University Games cycle (Winter or Summer), from appointment through to the end of the Games. The successful candidates will also be encouraged to support the BUCS domestic programme during their tenure.

The World University Games are staged every two years. The next World University Winter Games are being held in Lucerne, Switzerland between 21-31 January 2021. The Winter Games are one of the largest winter multi-sports events in the world. The event sees around 2,500 participants competing across 10 sports, from more than 50 countries.

In 2021 the World University Summer Games will take place in Chengdu, China between the 16-27 August. The Summer Games are the second largest multi-sports event in the World after the Summer Olympics. The event averages over 10,000 participants, competing across 18 sports, from more than 140 countries.

Job Description

The successful candidate will play an active role in the pre-Games planning and organisation of the GB Students Delegation
For the full position description, please click here. 

General Duties

  • To liaise with sport team managers and coaches prior to the event to gain an understanding of any pre-existing injuries and specific sports demands
  • To gain an insight into the level of engagement of physio and requirements ‘pitch-side’, post event and any recovery strategies
  • To provide a high-quality sports physiotherapy service to both athletes and team officials
  • To liaise with and support medical HQ and BUCS staff as requested
  • To work within the CSP code of conduct and the IFSP competencies for sports physiotherapists
  • To maintain accurate patient records in keeping with CSP guidelines
  • To provide post-event feedback to the NGB, team or local physios regarding injuries, physio and medical intervention

For the full position description, please click here. 

Application Process

Candidates should send a CV and Covering Letter (including details of two referees) to
Please also complete the survey before the application deadline date. This survey can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 15 April 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact

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