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VACANCY: Club Doctor

20 July 2021

Club News

VACANCY: Club Doctor

20 July 2021

Oldham Athletic are seeking to appoint a First Team Club Doctor to support the medical department.

The successful applicant will provide home matchday cover throughout the season and dependent on the need be available for midweek input when necessary, for assessment, triage and case discussions with the club’s Head of Medical. 

You will be required to lead on all medical issues arising within the first team squad. The role requires flexibility for matchday attendance, predominantly Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. If you are unable to attend any fixture you will assist in arranging alternative cover by qualified medical personnel.

Main Duties 
To assist the Head of Medical in the decision making and management of all medical issues including where necessary onward referral for any investigations, consultations and treatments. 

  • To provide emergency match day medical cover for players and officials during first team home matches.
  • To assist with diagnosis and treatment of injuries.
  • To assist with medical screening of new players.
  • Communicate and report as required to other medical and football staff.
  • Incorporate latest evidence based clinical and scientific research into high level care.
  • To assist in the development and implementation of best medical practice protocols, including the Clubs Emergency Action Plans.
  • To maintain CPD as required and dictated by the Sports Governing Bodies, Football League and Football Association.
  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience 


  • A registered Medical Practitioner with the GMC.
  • FA Level 5 ATMMiF qualification. 
  • Excellent knowledge of sports and exercise medicine and strong clinical assessment skills.
  • Understand the needs and requirements of a football squad. 
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Display a high level of understanding and experience of confidentiality.
  • Strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills and the ability to apply these in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to deliver an excellent service, working with and leading others to achieve this.
  • Display proactive approaches to escalating potential issues of concern.
  • Flexible with regards to working hours to support the role, occasionally with short notice.
  • Loyal and committed.
  • Positive, enthusiastic and able to work at own initiative.


  • Diploma in Sports Medicine (or equivalent high professional qualification).
  • Experience within the football industry, preferably at first team level or within another high performing sport.

Please email your CV and a covering letter to where rates of pay will be discussed in conjuction with the First Team Head of Medical. This is an ongoing vacancy with interviews conducted at the earliest possible opportunity.

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