Job Description

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits including healthcare provision, contributory pension scheme, gym membership and lunch during term time

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated, caring and innovative physiotherapist to support our medical team and Games/PE department.

The successful candidate will report to the lead medical practitioner, working closely with the director of sport and other staff working in the medical room and Games/PE department.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing pitchside support, including first aid, head injury and musculoskeletal assessment, for school sports teams as required, including training sessions, midweek fixtures and Saturday fixtures. This includes supporting the needs of the 1st XV Rugby team and 1st XI Football team in the autumn and spring terms
  • Supporting the assessment and recovery of pupils via a regular head injury assessment and musculoskeletal clinic
  • Running a regular clinic to provide musculoskeletal appointments, support for strength and conditioning provision, and relevant advice and mentoring to sports scholars and gifted and talented pupils in sport
  • Making appropriate and full records in a timely manner, and communicating effectively with all stakeholders to ensure appropriate information sharing
  • Gathering informed consent for assessment and treatment
  • Informing parents on relevant matters, including the school’s head injury policy and concussion management protocol
  • Formulating and delivering individual treatment programmes for pupils based upon evidence-based practice, physical assessment, and appropriate clinical reasoning
  • Having full regard at all times to the school’s medical, Games/PE and other policies and procedures, and other relevant guidance
  • Managing concussion assessments in accordance with the school’s head injury policy, and recording decisions and clinical notes using appropriate school systems
  • Undertaking any other reasonable task as directed by the lead medical practitioner and/or the director of sport

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a currently registered physiotherapist, a member of the Health & Care Professions Council and member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists with experience of working in a hospital, school or similar
  • Have a strong understanding of sports injuries, particularly those regularly seen in adolescents and children
  • Have extensive experience in pitchside medical assessment and musculoskeletal assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation, supported by relevant qualifications
  • Hold a current first aid certificate (HSE recognised)
  • Have experience of concussion assessment in sport and extensive knowledge of the protocols outlined in “UK Concussion Guidelines for Non-Elite (Grassroots) Sport”
  • Hold England Rugby’s PHICIS-RFU’s pre-hospital immediate care in Sport Level 2 qualification
  • Have professional and legal accountability to the Health & Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) ‘Standards of Practice, Health Professions Council Standards of Proficiency, Conduct, Performance and Ethics’ and tort law in all aspects of practice
  • Have a personable and professional manner with a strong work ethic and good attention to detail
  • Have the ability to build strong working relationships at a variety of levels
  • Be eager to develop and maintain personal, service and professional standards at the highest attainable levels through continuing professional development
  • Be a confident, assured communicator at all levels
  • Be a good team player and able to work collaboratively
  • Be empathetic, kind and an excellent listener
  • Be comfortable working in a busy, reactive environment, remaining calm under pressure
  • Be able to demonstrate good IT skills, with a working knowledge of spreadsheets and database systems

King’s is an extremely sought-after school with outstanding academic results and a vibrant co-curriculum. It strives to appoint able, committed and compassionate colleagues to help ensure every child at the school achieves their best.    Overlooking Wimbledon Common, the school is situated in one of the most attractive parts of south east England and benefits from exceptional grounds and facilities.

To apply for this role, please register your details online via our website (under useful information / career opportunities).  Once you have registered your details with us, you can apply for vacancies by logging into the candidate area using your email address and chosen password.  Please include a covering letter with your application.

Closing date:  Monday 24th June 2024 at 9am

Interviews details to be confirmed

Interviews may be staged and we may choose to appoint at any time during the application process.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  King’s College School is fully committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity in its recruitment of teaching and support staff.