UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)

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    194 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    13 February 2022


Job purpose

To prosecute anti-doping rule violation matters, including acting as an advocate on behalf of UK Anti-Doping before the National Anti-Doping Panel and other tribunals.

To ensure the highest quality legal advice is made available to the organisation in the most efficient way.

Key result areas

The effective and timely prosecution of alleged anti-doping rule violations and the provision of non-contentious advice, including:

  • Appearing on behalf of UK Anti-Doping as an advocate at anti-doping rule violation hearings
  • Advising on investigations into potential anti-doping rule violations
  • Interpreting rules and regulations
  • Preparing independent review requests
  • Conducting case to answer assessments
  • Drafting Notices of Charge
  • Liaising with National Governing Bodies (NGBs), International Federations (IFs) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regarding the bringing of charges for alleged anti-doping rule violations
  • Liaising with NGBs in respect of anti-doping rule violation prosecutions conducted by NGBs, including reviewing submissions and evidence and attending NGB hearings as an observer
  • Advising on evidence gathering and admissibility
  • Reviewing evidence for disclosure purposes
  • Drafting and reviewing written submissions and witness statements
  • Liaising with outside counsel instructed by UK Anti-Doping
  • Providing contractual and other non-contentious legal advice to UK Anti-Doping, both commercial and partnering, including in relation to data protection, freedom of information and GDPR matters
  • Liaising with the Operations Directorate, and specifically the Intelligence and Investigations Team, in relation to investigations and relevant activities
  • Liaising with, and providing advice to, the Communications team
  • Reviewing UK and NGB anti-doping rules to ensure compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code, National Anti-Doping Policy and other standards and procedures
  • Assisting with the implementation of the organisation’s quality and risk management system within the Case Management Team

Person specification


  • Barrister or Solicitor with a current practising certificate and substantial experience of appearing as an advocate before a range of tribunals
  • Substantial experience of appearing as an advocate before a range of tribunals
  • Substantial experience of handling litigation matters
  • Proven experience of working with anti-doping rules and regulations, or similar professional regulations
  • Proven experience of providing legal advice at Board/Senior Management level
  • Demonstrable experience of drafting and reviewing commercial contracts
  • Demonstrable experience of having complied with the duty of disclosure
  • Familiarity with Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act and GDPR matters
  • Experience of communicating and presenting to a variety of levels of seniority and backgrounds both internally and externally
  • Experience of managing sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner
  • A passion for and knowledge of sport is desirable


  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Confident advocacy
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work under a tight schedule with competing deadlines
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with a network of key people internally and externally
  • Self-aware and excellent interpersonal, influencing, negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to work proactively with external suppliers
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office efficiently

Staff Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and accrual of one day of annual leave for every year of service, up to 30 days
  • Flexible Start and Finish times (start between 08:00 – 10:00 finish between 16:15 – 18:15)
  • SMART Working including regular working from home after successful induction
  • Christmas closure, between Christmas and New Year (not deducted from your annual leave allowance)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Family friendly leave including Emergency leave and Parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Working Group
  • Healthy Lifestyle Benefit
  • Two days paid Sports Leave and one day paid Volunteer Leave per annual leave year
  • Staff Consultation Forum
  • Annual Wellness Week
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with four per cent pension allowance on top of your basic salary

How to Apply

To apply please complete an online application using the link below:


A completed 'Conflicts of Interest Form - August 2021' is required for your application to be considered for this role. Please download, complete and email this form to recruitment@ukad.org.uk with your full name and the role you are applying for in the email subject line.

Interviews will take place over Microsoft Teams.

Deadline for applications is 23:55, Sunday 13th February 2022.

UKAD is committed to providing equality of opportunity. We promote an environment that is inclusive and recognises the value of variety in the workplace. Therefore, in particular we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups.

CVs and/or cover letters will not be accepted. You must have a valid right to work in the UK.

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