The Football Association have an exciting opportunity for an Anti-Doping Coordinator to:
- Administer daily whereabouts information received from Premier League, EFL and WSL clubs and players.
- Coordinate the delivery of anti-doping education across the game.
- Provide full administrative support to the anti-doping team and Integrity team where applicable.
About the Team
Working to protect the integrity of football, this team supports the FA as a business, while acting as a regulator both on and off the field. They get involved in everything from behaviour and regulations on the pitch, to checking contracts - and to ensuring young people can enjoy the game in a safe environment.
What will you be doing?
- Administration of FA whereabouts process, including (i) checking receipt of weekly club training planners in accordance with stated timescales, (ii) monitoring of player and club updates (iii) filtering and processing of club whereabouts information (iv) and identification of potential rule breaches by clubs and players
- Responsible for writing to clubs who fall foul of the regulations by; providing inaccurate whereabouts information or providing late schedule submissions.
- Responsible for the 'Incorrect Whereabouts Submission' (IWS) and 'Player Not Present' (PNP) processes from start to finish, including reviewing daily individual whereabouts submissions, out of competition mission forms and writing to players to issue missed test strikes/warnings where applicable.
- Coordination of the delivery of anti-doping education across the game, to include the mandatory pre-season Integrity club visit schedule and academy anti-doping programme.
- Delivering education to players and club Staff in relation to anti-doping/integrity matters
- Liaison with IT department to ensure the correct operation of the Online Whereabouts System at all times.
- Liaison with the anti-doping team regarding drug testing events, including identification of potential changes required to scheduled testing.
- Liaison with administrators, club secretary's and medical staff as required
- Executes additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
- Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.
- As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.
What are we looking for?
Essential for the role:
- Demonstrated administrative experience, preferably in a data-management role
- Ability to produce statistical reports to a high standard
- Experience reviewing information and using this review to provide assessments on how to move forward
- Good understanding of football
- Experience providing excellent customer service
- High attention to detail
- Proficient skills in Microsoft Office
Beneficial to have:
- Experience in anti-doping or related field
- Ability to handle extremely confidential data and to discuss confidential issues discreetly.
- Experience in delivering presentations
What's in it for you?
We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.
We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:
- Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
- Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
- Free private medical cover.
- A contributory pension scheme.
- An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
- A hybrid working model offering flexibility on where you work.
For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page, https://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/careers
The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.
The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Vitality Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.
We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.
Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre, unless the role is advertised as a homebased contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.
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Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.
A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments - Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change - which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.
We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.
We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.
As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.