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We are recruiting for the position of Club Doctor

30 July 2021

Northampton Town Football Club is recruiting for the position of Club Doctor.

We are seeking to appoint a qualified doctor with relevant sporting/football qualifications to join Northampton Town Football Club as the Club Doctor.

The Role

The role includes match day attendance for all first team home matches at Sixfields Stadium, Northampton and also to be on hand to offer medical advice, expertise and support as required in liaison with club medical staff.
The role outside of matches is not expected to impact too much on any existing commitments. However, attendance will be required at the club’s premises on up to two occasions per week for appointments with first team players including medical screening during player medicals, to provide referral letters, meet with club medical staff across first team and academy and to provide support and advice to the club's medical staff.
The Club Doctor will also support the club’s academy by providing consultations to academy players on an appointment basis upon referral from the academy medical staff and assist with medical screening processes.
The Club Doctor will liaise with club medical and administrative staff in relation to the cardiac screening of both first team and academy players.
To understand and comply with the FA Anti-Doping Regulations and WADA List of Prohibited Substances & Methods.
Maintain accurate records of any medical interactions with players and staff and associated use of electronic notes system.
Excellent knowledge of sports and exercise medicine and strong clinical assessment skills.
Understand the needs and requirements of a football squad.
To assist in the development and implementation of best medical practice protocols, including the club's Emergency Action Plans.

Required Qualifications (FA and EFL Regulations)
Licence to practice by the GMC
Diploma in Sports Medicine or equivalent higher professional qualification
Continue a programme of CPD as determined from time to time by the Sporting Governing Bodies
Hold a valid Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football (ATMMiF) qualification or equivalent or be able to be enrolled on a course

Required to hold Medical Indemnity Insurance

If you have the relevant qualifications and experience to meet this role, please apply by email with your CV and covering letter to

Closing date for applications is Friday 27th August 2021

Northampton Town promote inclusion and confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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