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Sport Engagement Officer


UK Anti-Doping is the organisation responsible for protecting sport in the United Kingdom from doping. It is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and is structured as a company limited by guarantee.

20 Sep 2022
Full Time
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

Job Purpose

  • To work with the Head of Global Engagement on the implementation of the International Strategy for UKAD
  • To work with the Global Engagement Manager on the implementation of the Stakeholder Engagement Plan and support the Athlete Commission secretariat

Key Result Areas


  • To co-ordinate activity in relation to international consultancy projects including meetings, briefings and regular updates
  • Ensure that risk assessments are undertaken (using guidance from appropriate sources such as FCDO), for staff and workers travelling abroad on behalf of UKAD
  • To research potential international collaboration and sources of funding
  • To draft country or area specific work plans and consultancy projects developed as part of the International Strategy
  • To contribute to UKAD business activity reporting by providing quarterly statistics of global engagement
  • Maintain cross team working files related to International and Stakeholder matters and distribute papers as required including those related to Ad Hoc European Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA), Council of Europe Monitoring Group (T-DO), Institute for National Anti-Doping Organisations (INADO), International Anti-Doping Arrangement (IADA) and other related international fora and meetings
  • To draft and coordinate candidate applications for international committees and expert groups
  • To provide administrative support for UKAD global stakeholder events, including for staff attending the WADA Symposium, INADO AGM and Workshop and other international fora

Stakeholder Communications

  • Provide support to ensure that the Stakeholder Engagement Plan is delivered according to business requirements and other tasks such as consultations are conducted appropriately and accurately documented
  • To assist the Global Engagement Manager in arranging stakeholder meetings, and compiling appropriate briefing documents to support the Chair, Chief Executive, senior staff, and Board Members as appropriate
  • To maintain records in the Stakeholder Relations Management (SRM/CRM) system, including updating relevant content, recording external campaigns and maintaining stakeholder feedback and intelligence
  • To provide administrative support for the production of the bi-monthly e-newsletter, the dissemination of the Annual Report, and other relevant appropriate corporate materials
  • Ad hoc tasks relating to the remit of Global Engagement and from time to time, cross-team administrative support

Person Specification


  • A-level or equivalent qualification
  • Highly IT literate
  • Ability to use and extract data from a Stakeholder Relationship Management System (CRM system)
  • Experience of working in an international environment, or in stakeholder relations or government related department
  • Experience of preparing documentation and coordinating the appropriate administration related to meetings and conferences
  • Experience of managing and working to administrative processes and procedures in a fast paced, high-profile environment

Essential Skills

  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, excellent writing and spelling with attention to detail, clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message
  • Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; using appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement solutions, and measure impact
  • Maintain high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed
  • Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently
  • Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; acting to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive
  • Knows and understands the mission and UKAD values, Integrity, Passion, Collaboration and Excellence; operates daily within the values; understands and can explain how their role contributes to the purpose; gives input to discussion and feedback within the values

Desirable Skills

  • An understanding of the UK sport infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of an additional language would be an advantage
  • Demonstrable experience of handling confidential and sensitive information


  • 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 up to 3 days a week
  • 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

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Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Culture & Leadership
Governing Body Role
Salary information
£25,000 - 27,000

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