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Pride of England Rugby in your Hands

10 October 2002

The Rugby Football Union's Performance Department is continuing its Rugby 7s campaign after the successes of the 2001 - 2002 World Series.  As part of our plans to enhance the medical care and support for the England 7s team, we intend to appoint a Physiotherapist on a short-term contract. 


You will provide hands-on Physiotherapy support to the England 7s Team during training camps and Tournaments.  When not directly involved with the players, you will support the 7s Team Managers in planning for future tournaments.  You will also liaise with the 7s Fitness Adviser to prepare warm-up and recovery routines and maintain close contact with Club medical teams to provide reciprocal, up-to-date fitness status reports on the 7s Squad members.

In addition, you will help develop the Physiotherapy component of the Sports Medicine programme in the Performance Department, collaborating with the other England Teams' medical staff promote World-Class sports physiotherapy standards.

You will be a Degree-educated Chartered Physiotherapist, with proof of further sports and exercise medicine education.  Your practical experience will include at least 5 years post-registration experience with specifics of orthopaedic/sports medicine of which at least 3 years will have involved working with elite sportsmen or women on a regular basis.

Our commitment to you: this appointment will be for a maximum period of seven months in the first instance.  The remuneration package is flexible, in order to attract the right candidate and could be based on a secondment from a current employer.

To apply: contact Shelley Hogan on 0208 831 6673 or e-mail for an application pack.  Application is by letter and current CV.

Closing date for applications is 21/10/2002.

Interviews will be held on 30/10/2002 and short-listed candidates will need to set aside the whole day for formal interview and assessment exercises.

The successful candidate will be expected to start work with the 7s team on 30 November and ideally, be able to attend England 7s training on the 11th and 25th November.