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Governance Officer

UK Anti-Doping

UK Anti-Doping protects the right to right to enjoy doping-free sport UKAD is the national organisation dedicated to protecting a culture of clean sport. Every day, we are raising awareness of the issues through our extensive education and testing programme.

12 Feb 2024
Part Time
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is on a mission to protect clean sport and currently has an exciting opportunity available for you to join us.

We’re looking to recruit a Governance Officer, joining the Business Services directorate to play an active role in assisting and supporting the Director of Finance and Business Services with all governance matters.

About us

Our purpose:

To ensure doping-free sport, promoting and protecting clean sport through education, testing and enforcement.

Our values:

Integrity – We do what is right for clean sport, we are equitable and ethical, ensuring everyone is treated fairly and with respect.

Collaboration – We work together and with others, sharing knowledge and building relationships to better tackle doping.

Excellence – We strive to achieve high standards in the protection of clean sport, evolving with the times and finding solutions.

Passion – We are dedicated to keeping sport clean, are proud of what we do and know it matters.

Job purpose

You will support and assist with all governance matters, ensuring UKAD follows best practice and that all matters are handled efficiently and effectively.

You will support meetings, support compliance with government requirements, coordinate Health and Safety matters and have the opportunity to enhance and evolve the governance framework.

Key result areas include

  • Provides meeting support including, preparing the annual schedule of UKAD Board and other governance meetings; agenda preparation; proof reading draft papers; uploading papers; meeting booking and set-up; attendance to minute Board other governance meetings; circulating minutes and following up actions
  • Evolve and enhance the governance framework, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable codes, in addition to legal and statutory requirements
  • Assists the Director of Finance and Business Services with the management of the insurance policies and claims, the timely and accurate preparation of the relevant information within UKAD’s Annual Report and Accounts and performance and activity reports to the Board
  • Manages the conflict of interest recording and reporting in accordance with the Code and governance requirements including oversight and development of the software application
  • Compiles Quarterly Business review using submissions from across the business
  • Coordinating compliance for Health & Safety related matters and staff inductions
  • Liaison with high level external personnel from stakeholders

Person specification


  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Experience of extensive minute taking at Board level
  • Experience of managing and working to administrative processes and procedures in a fast paced, high profile environment
  • Experience of handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Experience of preparing documentation and coordinating the appropriate administration attached to meetings


  • Highly IT literate including Microsoft Office 365
  • Highly organised with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience in managing multiple priorities
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with colleagues at all levels
  • Having a flexible and adaptable approach to maintain high standards of performance 

View the full job description and person specification here:

Governance Officer Job Description

Our values are at the heart of what we do, so if they align with you and you’re up for the fight against doping in sport, please click 'Apply Now' to complete the online application.

Deadline for applications is 23:59pm on 03 March 2024

Please note interviews will take place on Monday 18 March 2024 and Wednesday 20 March 2024 at SportPark, Loughborough.

If you have a disability and/or additional requirements with regards to the interview arrangements, please let us know as we’d be more than happy to make adjustments.

UKAD are currently unable to provide Visa Sponsorship and therefore require that applicants have a valid right to work in the UK.

Please note a Conflicts of Interest form is required for your application to be considered for this role. Please complete and add this to your application during the application process (through the link above).

CVs and/or cover letters alone will not be accepted. Please note we do not currently require agency support for this vacancy.

Additional Information

Part Time
Job Type
Legal, Regulatory & HR
Salary information
£13,129 - 13,629

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