UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)
Location London, UK
Posted 07/08/2017
Closes 25/08/2017
Sector Science & Medicine
Function Legal, IT, HR, Finance & Procurement, Legal
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Job purpose

To lead in the prosecution of anti-doping rule violation matters, including acting as advocate on behalf of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) before the National Anti-Doping Panel and other tribunals. And to ensure the highest quality legal advice is made available to the organisation in the most efficient way.

Job facts and figures

  • Responsible for working within a defined budget authorised by the Director of Legal
  • Responsible for operational decision-making  on allocated projects
  • Leading on the prosecution of alleged  anti-doping rule violations before the National Anti-Doping Tribunal
  • Advising on investigations into potential anti-doping rule violations
  • Preparing   independent review requests
  • Conducting case to answer assessments
  • Drafting  Notices of Charge
  • Liaising with National Governing Bodies for Sport (“NGBs”) 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 hearings as a UK Anti-Doping observer
  • Advising  on  evidence gathering
  • Drafting written submissions
  • Advocacy  at anti-doping rule violation hearings
  • Managing  outside counsel instructed by UK Anti-Doping i
  • Leading on the provision of contractual advice to UK Anti-Doping, both commercial and partnering,
  • Leading on the provision of all other non-contentious legal advice to UK Anti-Doping, including in relation to data protection and freedom of information matters.
  • Reviewing UK and NGB anti-doping rules to ensure compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code, Policy and other standards and procedures
  • Implementing and managing the organisation’s quality and risk management system within the Case Management team

Key internal and external contacts

  • UKAD colleagues
  • UKAD Board
  • World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
  • National Anti-Doping Organisations
  • Partner Organisations
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel
  • National Governing Bodies
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • External suppliers and consultants

Person Specification


  • Solicitor or barrister (with current practicing certificate) with a minimum of three years’ post-qualification experience
  • Proven experience of providing legal advice at Board/Senior Management level
  • Substantial experience of handling litigation matters
  • Proven experience of working with anti-doping rules and regulations, or similar professional regulations
  • Demonstrable experience of advocacy before  tribunals and/or lower courts
  • Demonstrable experience of drafting and reviewing commercial contracts
  • Familiarity with Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act matters
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience of communicating and presenting to a variety of levels of seniority and backgrounds both internally and externally to UKAD
  • Experience of managing sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner

Additional Information

Working hours are 36 hours a week although flexibility is required to ensure core objectives are achieved. Occasional travel throughout the UK may be required.

This job specification should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended considering the changing needs of the organisation.

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UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)

UKAD is the national organisation dedicated to protecting a culture of clean sport.

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