Communications Manager

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)
Location London, UK
Posted 05/09/2017
Closes 25/09/2017
Sector Science & Medicine
Function Marketing & Communications
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Job Purpose

You will be a first-class media operator with a strong news sense and judgement with experience of working in a complex environment. You will have a proven track record of working effectively with the media and developing good working relations with relevant journalists. You will be able to work under pressure to produce accurate and engaging copy with the ability to translate complex terminology into plain English.

You will use your communications skills to help make sure our work resonates with our key audiences whether you are writing speeches, briefings, press releases or developing social media content.

Person Specification


• A bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience in journalism, media relations, PR
• Relevant significant work experience ideally within a complex political environment within a communications function
• Experience of managing a workload effectively to meet set deadlines
• Experience of writing in an engaging and informative style 
• Experience of working as part of a team
• Experience of producing a range of high quality communications materials for websites, publicity, newsletters and reports
• Experience and understanding of a range of social media channels including how to segment and target different audiences


• Competent and proven writing and editing skills for a range of target audiences and channels
• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Microsoft Outlook 
• Ability to work with external partners and suppliers
• Ability to prioritise own workload in order to meet set deadlines
• Self-motivated and able to operate with minimal supervision
• Creative approach to work, with the ability to develop innovative solutions and use initiative in problem solving
• Strong team player with the ability to show understanding and sensitivity to others’ views and objectives and to support other team members as required

For further details on the vacancy please see here

Staff Benefits

• 25 days holiday plus bank holiday and accrue 1 days holiday for every year of service up to 30 days
• 2 days paid sports leave and 1 day paid volunteer leave per annual leave year
• Christmas closure, between Christmas and New Year (not deducted from your holiday allowance)
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Season Ticket Loan (interest-free)
• Healthy Lifestyle Benefit
• Flexible Working Hours (start between 08:00 – 10:00 finish between 16:15 – 18:15)
• One working from home day per week after successful completion of probationary period
• Childcare Vouchers
• Government Pension Scheme (LPGS) with four per cent pension allowance on top of your basic salary

How to apply:


Please make sure you fill out the application form and Equal opportunities form (the attached 'supporting documents')

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)

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

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