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Academy Physiotherapist - 2015/16 Season

Term: Self Employed

Location: St. Andrew's Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4RL

Salary: Dependent On Experience

Application closing date: 02/08/2015

An opportunity has arisen to become part of a progressive medical department at Birmingham City Football Club. We require a Part Time Academy Physiotherapist to join our team.

The successful applicant will work with all players aged 7-21 years. You will be responsible for the pitch side assessment and treatment of the schoolboy academy players during training and match days. The role requires the applicant to keep up to date medical records and may be asked to assist with an audit of injuries, musculoskeletal screening and delivery of individual or group pre-habilitation programmes. Due to the nature of the business, applicants must be able to accommodate flexible working hours including evenings and weekends. It is essential that the applicant is able to work efficiently with the multidisciplinary team including Doctors, Sports Scientists and Coaches.

The successful applicant must be a Chartered Physiotherapist and have a relevant Physiotherapy degree. 

Essential requirements:

• FA Intermediate First Aid for Sport qualification

 • HPC registration.

• Up to date CPD portfolio.

• Experience in football, background knowledge of the industry (preferable).

• Full UK driving licence.

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. This role is regarded as a ‘Regulated Activity’ and is therefore subject to an Enhanced DBS check, (previously a CRB check) which includes the barred list for working with children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

First Team Data Analyst Internship

Term: Internship

Location: St. Andrew's Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4RL

Salary: Expenses and Lunch

Application closing date: 30/08/2015

Birmingham City Football Club is offering a full time (hours to suit candidate) internship for a Data Analyst to work with the First Team.  The chosen applicants will gain valuable experience working within professional football and have the chance to apply their current knowledge within an applied setting.

Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the existing Recruitment and Performance Analysis teams with all data analysis requirements
  • Developing a statistical system to objectively measure external talent
  • Objectively quantifying BCFC match and training KPI data and developing a measurement tool for player effectiveness.
  • Utilise advanced statistical methods to look for relationships, correlations and where possible, predictive patterns of training and match performance.
  • Assist with database management
  • Assist with player profiling tools and update Wyscout player recruitment profiles.
  • Any other tasks deemed suitable

The successful candidates will have:

  • A placement on an appropriate degree qualification course e.g. data analytics, maths, statistics, economics or similar
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical ability
  • Commitment, a strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Computer literate with experience of using SPSS and Excel
  • Reliable, honest, and trustworthy with the ability to work alone for long periods of time
  • Adhere to highest levels of confidentiality at all times

The ability to communicate and work closely with all departments is essential.

Full and Clean UK Driving License would be desirable

The internship will commence as soon as possible and will continue through to the end of the season (approx mid-May 2016).  Therefore, although there is a closing date on the advert, suitable candidates will be interviewed asap and once a candidate has been appointed, the advert will be closed down for further applications. It is imperative that applicants are able to commit to the position for the entire 2015-2016 season.  The position requires applicants to be available to work at the training ground based in Kings Norton, Birmingham for up to 5 days per week, although some home working may also be considered.

Birmingham City F C is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

First Team Sports Science Internship

Term: Internship

Location: St. Andrew's Stadium, Cattell Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4RL

Salary: Expenses and Lunch

Application closing date: 30/08/2015

Birmingham City Football Club is offering a full time Sports Science internship to work with the First Team’s Sport Science department.  The chosen applicant will gain valuable experience working within professional football and have the chance to apply their current knowledge within an applied setting.  The applicant will assist the First Team Sports Science team in setting up gym and grass based conditioning and will gain valuable experience with observation of our practitioners.

Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the existing Sports Science Staff
  • Input and manage data from training and matches
  • Assist Sports Scientists with set up for Gym based conditioning
  • Assist Sports Scientists set up for with Grass based conditioning
  • Any other tasks deemed suitable

The successful candidates will have:

  • A placement on an appropriate degree qualification course e.g. Sports Science, Sports Coaching etc
  • Commitment, a strong work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Computer literate ideally with experience of using Excel, Polar and Catapult GPS
  • Previous experience working in sport, preferably football, is desirable but not essential
  • A passion for developing a future career in Sports Science
  • Reliable, honest, and trustworthy
  • Adhere to highest levels of confidentiality at all times
  • The dedication with a desire/commitment to learn about the workings of an elite sports dept

The ability to communicate and work closely with the Player, Coaching, Medical and Sports Science departments is essential.

Full and Clean UK Driving License would be desirable

The internship will commence as soon as possible and will continue through to the end of the season (approx mid-May 2016).  Therefore, although there is a closing date on the advert, suitable candidates will be interviewed asap and once a candidate has been appointed, the advert will be closed down for further applications. It is imperative that applicants are able to commit to the position for the entire 2015-2016 season.  The position requires applicants to be available to work at the training ground based in Kings Norton, Birmingham for up to 5 days per week and may require evening and weekend work.  There may also be the need to travel to some away fixtures.

Birmingham City F C is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.

Host Family Providers

Term: Self Employed

Location: Wast Hills Training Ground, Redhill Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 9EL

Salary: Dependent on role

Application closing date: 31/12/2015

We are currently seeking host family providers, couples or singles, to support our elite young players who need to live away from home to undertake their football training at our club.

Host families would be required to provide homely accommodation throughout the season.  The actual accommodation needed is a double bedroom with WIFI connection.  Access to public transport and local amenities is desirable. The host families we are looking for would preferably be situated within a five mile radius of Wast Hills Training Ground, Kings Norton, and/or within reasonable travelling distance by bus or train.

Our placements vary from short-term to long term, with some specialist accommodation, offering short notice limited accommodation for trialists and their families, or holiday cover for other host families.

Host families would be required to guide our young players by teaching them basic independent living skills such as washing, cooking cleaning after themselves alongside self care skills, for example, how to book medical appointments.  Young players are also paid a ‘wage’ so may also require guidance on saving and budgeting especially for items such as mobile phone credit.  The host family will be required to provide some meals (dependent upon the Academy schedule) in line with the basic nutrition guide provided by the Academy.

Hosts are encouraged to include young players in family life, and scholars are expected to respect their host family’s way of life in return for being accepted as a family member. Both hosts and young players are given guidelines explaining what is expected of each of them. All our host families are regularly visited and inspected by us. Additionally, they formally undertake to protect and care for the young players in their charge.

The Football Club is committed to equal opportunities as well as safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any applicant wishing to be considered as a host family will need to demonstrate they are able to share this commitment.

As part of this commitment, Host Families are required to attend Safeguard Training every three years which is delivered by the Football Association/Football League.  Hosts family members and any other persons over the age of 16 who reside at the address, are legally required to complete enhanced DBS checks, subscribe to the DBS Update Service on an annual basis and to authorise the Club to obtain a medical report from their GP.  Fees for checks will be reimbursed.

If you require further information prior to applying please contact Matthew Pyle, Academy Logistics Coordinator for further details on 0121 244 1407 or by email on matthew.pyle@bcfc-tg.com.

BCFC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sectors of the community.