Anti-Doping Officer

Roehampton, London
Up to £20k pa for 2.5 days per week (based on the full time equivalent of £40k pa)
23 May 2019
12 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Part Time


Responsible to:         Performance Lifestyle National Lead

Location:                    National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ

Salary:                        Up to £20k pa for 2.5 days per week (based on the full time equivalent of £40k pa), dependent on experience 

About the role:

The LTA take their anti-doping responsibilities very seriously and with UK Anti-Doping looking to bring in new National Assurance minimum standards, a new role has arisen to help ensure we fulfil all our responsibilities as a fully compliant NGB. This position will be responsible for developing the LTA’s Anti-Doping strategy and implementation plan, and coordinate and deliver anti-doping education to players, parents & coaches of all levels from grass roots clubs through to regional training.

The role would suit someone with strong project management and coordination skills, alongside an ability to build and foster effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. Whilst a specific knowledge of anti-doping rules and regulations is desirable, a solid understanding of sports related governance is essential. We are looking for someone to take this role on a part time (0.5 FTE) basis for a period of 6 months.

Key accountabilities

  • Develop the LTA’s Anti-Doping strategy and Implementation Plan in line with UKAD’s minimum standards
  • Coordinate & deliver face-to-face anti-doping education to players, parents & coaches of all levels from grass roots club through to regional training.
  • Ensure the LTA complies with all aspects of UKAD’s minimum standards
  • Produce anti-doping resources and where appropriate website content
  • Liaise with the PL National Lead to ensure anti-doping education delivery to all Performance players, staff, parents & coaches is planned
  • Liaise with the LTA’s Participation, Operations & Major Events Directorates to ensure seamless and aligned education is provided to all stakeholders including officials & coaches
  • Liaise with other education providers, partners and other specialists as appropriate

(especially the UKAD & ITF education teams)

  • Track & monitor player, coach & stakeholder compliance with UKAD’s anti-doping education requirements
  • Regularly report on anti-doping education compliance to UKAD
  • Work with the Communications team to develop and deliver an anti-doping comms plan to support our key anti-doping and integrity messages
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the anti-doping strategy and provide reports to Performance SMT, Executive team and Board as required

Person specification

Previous experience:

  • Excellent administration and project management skills - Essential
  • Excellent relationship-building and customer service skills - Essential
  • Ability to communicate with multiple level stakeholders e.g Adolescents, coaches, parents, senior management & governance partners - Essential
  • An ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality - Essential

Knowledge, training and Qualifications

  • Knowledge & understanding of Anti-Doping rules and regulations - Desirable
  • An understanding of sports related governance - Essential
  • A certified UKAD Advisor - Desirable
  • Certified UKAD Educator - Desirable
  • Interest in and knowledge of tennis - Desirable
  • IT-literate, with proficiency in Microsoft applications, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint - Essential


  • An enthusiastic team-player committed to working without precious professional boundaries in a multi-disciplinary player development team
  • An excellent and empathic listener with the capability to put oneself in the shoes of others, and understand challenges from their perspective.
  • A collaborative colleague capable of working in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders


  • Sets high personal standards of professionalism and performance
  • Always seeks help and support from peers and leaders when managing challenging situations
  • Gathers the facts and acts accordingly, doing what I say, when I say I am going to do it


  • Pro-active, self-reliant and delivery focused; able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated to deliver excellence and perform beyond targets
  • Loves to work in a cross functional environment, continuously developing and evolving relationships with internal and external stakeholders


  • Good prioritisation skills with the ability to anticipate and take initiative
  • Proven track record of influencing people effectively
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal