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Wasps First Team Soft Tissue Therapist



Location:  Wasps Training Ground, Broadstreet RFC, 105 Rugby Road, Coventry, CV3 2AY
Contract type: Fixed Term (Part time)
Closing date: 13th July 2017
Interview date: 20th July 2017

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Wasps to join our experienced sports medical team. We are looking to recruit a Senior Soft tissue Therapist with a proven track record in elite sport and experience of working preferably in a professional Rugby environment. The right candidate will be able to immediately add value to our forward thinking and dynamic sports medical team.

This opportunity has come at a very exciting point in the club's history and will coinciding with our 2nd season based in the Coventry area.

Role Summary

The Senior Soft Tissue Therapist will primarily be responsible for provision of Sports Massage Therapy to the senior players. Assessment findings and treatment outcomes will be communicated to the Head Physiotherapist to assist in the overall injury prevention and management program. He or she must be able to identify, treat and succinctly report any potential soft tissue injuries to the appropriate team member. The Soft tissue therapist will also be responsible for the provision of soft tissue therapy and touch line assistance for all Premiership fixtures, European fixtures and domestic & overseas training camps.

Duties include

Sports Massage

Provide and oversee the application of soft tissue therapy to playing squad

Provide match day massage therapy for 1st team home and away fixtures

Work at such times, including on public holidays, as necessary to ensure that the Players needs are supported.

Provide and oversee the application of soft tissue therapy during overseas and domestic training camps and tours

Daily updating of electronic medical records in accordance with minimum standards

Assist in preparation of medical equipment for match days

Provide monthly treatment report for Medical Co-ordinator

Plan and organize recovery sessions

Contribute to development of junior staff

Contribute to departmental CPD

Match Day

Organize player treatments pre and post-match

Organisation of all pitch-side emergency equipment

Organisation of all other medical equipment required for match day

Care of players pitch side

Escorting injured players to hospital following injury on a match day if required

Assist doctor with blood spill and concussion

Injury prevention

Contribute to the injury prevention program


Maintaining a good working relationship with all key personnel, colleagues and players as well as outside the organisation, in order to support and promote Wasps.

To keep abreast of current best practices, maintain CPD and take an active role in the departments CPD programme.

To carry out any other duties that may be required by management and are within the post-holders capabilities.

Attributes and Behaviours:

Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others

Takes pride in the achievement of team objectives

Shares ideas and information

It is essential the therapist builds a good rapport with players and medical staff.

The ability to follow the professional and personal code of conduct, to stay within own scope of practice and be able to make appropriate referrals

The therapist must be able to conduct treatments in a professional manner while maintaining confidentiality.

Must be both flexible and reliable

Must have:

Sport and Remedial Massage qualification to a minimum Level 4 Standard or equivalent Therapist qualification/registration

First Aid at Work certificate

Level 4 or above membership of the Sports Massage Association

Up to date indemnity insurance

Residence within commutable distance of Coventry

Highly desirable:

Evidence of work as a Soft tissue Therapist with Elite Rugby players

Responsible To:

Head of Physiotherapy

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and competency and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation.

How to apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter to ali.james@wasps.co.uk

Job Title:            
Training Ground Laundry Assistant

Reports To:        Kit Manager

Term:                   One year contract with three months’ probation. Start date 1st July 2017

Location:             Wasps Rugby Club Training Ground, Binley Woods, Coventry

About Us

Wasps acquired the Ricoh Arena in October 2014 and finished this season top of the Premiership. Wi Wasps is one of the largest rugby clubs in Europe with the home ground at the world class Ricoh Arena.

About the role

This is a part-time position based at the training ground at Broad Street Rugby. Hours and days of work are scheduled around training and match-days which may include weekend working during the rugby season.

Key tasks will include;

  • As directed by the kit manager ensure that the laundry service at Wasps is maintained and delivered to a very high standard and quality.
  • To work in the kit room and laundry room, this will include washing, drying, folding and putting away kits from training and matches.
  • To cover the laundry service of all the following: -
    • Training Kits
    • Towels
    • Bibs
    • GPS vests
    • Physio Towels & Bed sheets
    • Chefs Whites
    • Kitchen cloths and Kitchen Towels
  • Carry out laundry/cleaning duties as directed by the kit manager
  • To comply with COSHH regulations and ensure the correct use of PPE is used
  • Maintain high standards of work ensuring the working area is kept clean and tidy at all times.

The successful candidate

  • Will be flexible and reliable with the ability to meet the strict deadlines within a sometimes-pressurised environment
  • Be well organised and have an eye’ for detail and possess the ability to carry out instructions accurately.
  • Always approach their work professionally and politely
  • Happy and able to work on their own initiative
  • Maintain a high standard of presentation and hygiene
  • Understand and is sensitive to the privacy and individual needs of all of the internal stakeholders

Hours to Work

This role is 5 out of 7 days per week, following the Rugby schedule. This may include some Saturdays and Sundays. Hours are flexible but likely to be 3pm – 6pm per week day.

What’s on offer?

You will receive £7.50 per hour which will be paid monthly in arrears and holiday will be accrued across your working hours.

How to apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@ricoharena.com

Closing date: 30th June 2016 

Previous Applicants may not apply. 

Job Title:  Hospitality Telesales Executive

Reports To:  Hospitality Sales manager

Term: Permanent (Full Time)

Location: Ricoh Arena, Judd’s Lane, Longford Coventry CV6 6AQ

About Us

Wasps acquired the Ricoh Arena in October 2014 and finished this season top of the premiership. With this ground breaking acquisition Wasps is now one of the largest rugby clubs in Europe with world class facilities.

The Ricoh Arena is an award-winning venue which has a mix of state of the art conference, banqueting, exhibition, hotel, music and sports facilities. Visited by over 1 million people each year it is a firm favourite in the UK for music promoters as well as business and sports event organisers having hosted global artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Rihanna and Robbie Williams.

About the role

This is a proactive role targeted to make 70 outbound calls daily and book 18 weekly appointments for the Hospitality Sales Executives to meet with prospective clients.

Key tasks will include;

  • To pro-actively source new business to deliver revenue into the Hospitality Sales Team
  • To increase our marketable database via outbound telephone calls
  • To consistently achieve a high volume of quality calls daily the ability to communicate with ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ leads
  • To be responsible for lead generation through new business acquisition by prospecting, qualifying and developing new business specialising in hospitality sales
  • To research companies and find appropriate contacts to approach
  • Manage, update and maintain the client database whilst always thinking about data capture
  • Manage customer expectation in terms of delivery

The successful candidate will

  • Possess excellent verbal communication skills
  • Be happy working under pressure and be self-motivated
  • can demonstrate the ability to meet and exceed sales targets
  • Be confident in their ability to initiate and drive sales with limited hands-on guidance
  • Have a positive attitude to the working environment
  • Demonstrate a proven track record in telesales with evidence of KPI’s being achieved

Aptitude/Personal Profile

  • Enjoy working in a target driven environment
  • A team player who enjoys working as part of a team to deliver results
  • Self-motivated

Hours to Work

Thirty-Five hours per week with Twenty Eight days holiday to include English Bank holidays.

What’s on offer?

You will receive a competitive salary per annum plus benefits and bonus

How to apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@ricoharena.com

Closing date: 30th June 2016



Job Title: Senior Academy Transitional Coach

Department: Rugby

Manager: Academy Manager 

Location: Wasps Rugby Club Training Ground, Broadstreet Rugby Ground

Term: Two year contract with three month probationary period; start date TBC

Position Overview

The purpose of this role is to provide the coaching and management of Senior Academy players.

Key Activities

  • Provide skill development sessions that include, core skills, position specific skills and game understanding during the training week, which includes the organisation, planning and delivery of these sessions.
  • Provide regular written development plans for Players, planned in conjunction with the Academy Manager and S&C staff.
  • Attend, review and provide feedback of games played by the players, both for Wasps, Loan Clubs and at Junior International level.
  • Conduct regular player performance feedback sessions with all Senior Academy players.
  • To attend meetings as required by the Director of Rugby and Head of Recruitment.
  • To contribute positively to the Academy environment and culture.
  • Full commitment to developing the players on and off the field, assisting with resolving any day to day issues and ensuring they are supported within the team environment and during their rest periods.
  • To provide coaching support for the Wasps A team . To attend all A team games.
  • Deliver coaching sessions for the non 23 squad players as directed by the Wasps skills coach.
  • Support /assist coaching the Wasps Academy u18 and u16 teams when required to , by the Academy Manager.
  • Working hours required:
  • 5 days per week to include weekends; 7.5hrs a day following the Rugby schedule. Exact working schedule to be agreed with line manager.

Key Skills Required:

  • Level 3 or above RFU Coaching Award
  • Previous Coaching experience at elite level
  • Preferably a specialist skill-set of Backs coaching and playing experience, however outstanding candidates will be also considered
  • Organised and able to prioritise
  • Strong communication skills

Key Behaviours:

  • Approachable and Positive
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Calm and unflappable; ability to work under pressure
  • Professional and polite
  • Proactive
  • Resilient 
  • To apply, please email your CV with 2 references and a covering letter (no more than 1 side of A4) by email to samantha.davis@wasps.co.uk
  • Closing date 5 July 2017
  • Applicants who are not invited for interview will not be contacted
  • Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by email

This appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and a full driving licence.


Wasps Developing Player Programme (DPP)

“Providing high quality player development experiences, encouraging lifelong participation in the game and enabling those with potential to be clearly identified and supported.”

The Wasps Academy has responsibility for developing potential elite players in a geographical region that covers Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Coventry and Warwickshire, with a DPP Centre in each of the regions. The DPP’s are a step on the player development pathway, with successful players progressing into the Wasps Junior Academy.

With the continued development and expansion of the Wasps DPP we are looking to recruit for a number of roles across all of our regions.

DPP Age Group Lead Coaches (Job spec here)

DPP Support Coaches (job spec here)

DPP Centre Co-ordinators (job spec here)

DPP Volunteer Athletic Development Coach (job spec here)

Some of the roles will receive a small payment towards expenses, with other roles being on a volunteer basis. All successful applicants will receive Wasps kit as well as free access to CPD events run by Wasps.

The majority of the sessions will run weekly during the rugby season on Monday evenings. There will be approximately 20 sessions throughout the season.

To apply please send a CV and Cover Letter to matt.williams@wasps.co.uk specifying which region you are applying for. 

Wasps Matchday Stewards

We are recruiting Rugby Match Day Stewards to join our friendly, approachable security team. Successful candidates will be responsible for stewarding public areas of the stadium including the main hospitality areas ensuring that our guests receive excellent customer service through providing of clear and accurate information as well as ensuring the safety of our guests.

Please note that all applicants have to be over 18 years old.

For more information and to apply, please email: stewards@ricoharena.com