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Lead Physiotherapist

British Cycling
Closing Date
08 August 2021
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This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who is forward thinking and a strong team player, to join our well established, hardworking and dedicated team at British Cycling. Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer and in collaboration with the whole of GBCT, the Lead Physiotherapist will be a proactive colleague with a “can-do” approach.

British Cycling is one of the world’s most successful sports governing bodies. From winning Olympic and Paralympic gold medals to inspiring almost two million people to ride their bikes regularly, they are committed to making cycling the number one sport and activity of choice in Britain. A growing membership of over 145,000 members is testament to the appetite for cycling nationwide.

British Cycling's vision is: together we can make Britain a great cycling nation and we are looking for people who are excited about joining us on this journey. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Align the work of the physiotherapy department with each rider’s and their team’s medal plans, ensuring that the physiotherapy provision to riders is precise, correct, current and seamless.
  • Lead the day-to-day provision of physiotherapy services to all riders during training sessions, camps and tournaments as required and ensure it is supported by a network of world-leading practitioners.
  • Collaborate with the Performance Support team, Coaches and the GBCT Senior Leadership Team to ensure that all riders have an individualised “What It Takes To Win” management plan. This includes support to the bike-fitting process and to the development of optimal bike and rider positions to increase the probability of rider success.
  • Generate robust KPI intelligence to show the impact of the department on athlete health and ensure that any corrective actions are taken in a reasonable and timely manner maximising quality of service to riders and coaches.
  • Support the Department’s CQC status and ensure that the Physiotherapy team work within the professional guidelines of each member’s support area.
  • Undertake and actively contribute to special projects and research that will positively impact upon the support provided by the department.
  • Lead the strategic collection, evaluation and dissemination of physiotherapy and ‘threat’ intelligence.
  • Ensure an appropriate illness and injury intelligence tool is in place and utilised by the department; evaluating the meaning of this information and use to inform coaches of the relative risks of the training activities undertaken.
  • Contribute to the risk management strategy surrounding the management of all riders. 

How to apply

For more information about this role including a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit British Cycling's careers website

Closing date for applications is Sunday 8 August 2021. 

British Cycling welcomes applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation.  Any appointment will be made on merit alone.