JOB TITLE:  Academy Physiotherapist


REPORTING INTO:  Lead Junior Academy Physio & Academy Manager

HOURS OF WORK:  Part time 18.5 hours per week, based on-sight


WHO WE ARE: We are Sale Sharks: A team. A community. A family, woven together by the Fabric of the North.

Born in Manchester and proud of our roots, Sale Sharks is the only Premiership Rugby Union team in the North-West, playing top-flight rugby in the Gallagher Premiership and European Champions Cup, with an emerging Women’s team competing in Premiership Women’s Rugby. 

With Northern charm in our blood and Shark pride in our hearts, our mission is to be the most impactful rugby club on the planet, on and off the pitch.

Inclusive and caring in everything we do. We’re not afraid to take risks, trying something new in search of better and facing up to the toughest with courage and pride.  We use our position as the best team in the North to make a real difference, whether that’s through grassroots sports or community initiatives.

We play with integrity on and off the pitch and we are seeking someone who shares our values of Togetherness, Fearlessness, Passion, Pride, Humility.

THE OPPORTUNITY: This is an exciting and hands on role for someone to provide physiotherapy services through assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and education for Sale Sharks Academy players. The successful candidate will lead the boys U16s programme whilst supporting the lead junior academy physio with all players in the pathway. This would be an ideal position for someone looking to develop and progress their career in a professional sporting environment.


  • Conduct the treatment, rehabilitation and management of injured academy players with a particular focus on U16s players.
  • Work closely with the Academy Doctors, Therapist, Coaches and other support staff to ensure the maintenance and/ or return to fitness of injured players. Also communicating with International medical teams as needed.
  • Educate players, parents, coaches, schools and clubs in overall player treatment and prevention of injuries.
  • Oversee the design of academy player screening and profiling in order to issue specific injury prevention education and rehabilitation plans to players.
  • Consult on prehabiliation/rehabilitation programmes in partnership with the strength and conditioning coaches.
  • Work on split site delivery & support all Academy Games & Festivals.
  • Embrace and set best practice standards on all programme involvements.
  • Ensure comprehensive medical notes utilising Rugby Squad software have been completed.
  • Promotion of anti-doping practices in line with World Rugby recommendations.
  • Complete internal, RFU & PRL annual audits.


  • BSc Degree in Physiotherapy/Sports Rehabilitation or other associated qualifications
  • Will hold registration with BASRAT or HCPC
  • At least 1 year post graduate experience
  • Experience of working in a sporting environment, either in an Academy / Professional Sport setting
  • Communication and strong interpersonal skills are crucial to the role
  • A strong desire to work with and develop Elite Junior Rugby players
  • Full British driving licence and access to your own car


  • Current RFU PHICIS Qualification or equivalent
  • Working towards Masters qualification/further CPD


The part – time role will be based at the training centre in Carrington and supporting other Academy players through the schools network.

The role will involve occasionally working unsociable hours to include bank holidays, early mornings, evenings and weekends as required.

This role is subject to disclosure procedures.


  • Access to on-site gym
  • Subsidised meals during season
  • Free parking on site
  • Free match tickets to all Sale Sharks home fixtures


Please send CV and covering letter to by 16th May.

Interviews to take place 23rd and 24th May.

 We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to having an inclusive culture that respects diversity and equity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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