UK Anti-Doping is looking to recruit new Board members to fill vacancies arising in September 2023 when two current members complete their second terms on the UKAD Board. The UKAD Board has identified the skill sets and is keen to hear from applicants with the following skill sets:
- A qualified lawyer, particularly one with an interest in safeguarding
- A former elite athlete or para-athlete who will chair the UKAD Athlete Commission
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is the United Kingdom's independent National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) and was set up in 2009. UKAD is responsible for the implementation of the Government's National Anti-Doping Policy for sport.
The UKAD Board is appointed by the Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and is made up of nine non-executive Board Members, including the Chair.
All candidates will need to demonstrate in their application that they meet the majority of following essential criteria to a high standard:
- Must have an appropriate legal qualification and current or very recent practice experience in a UK jurisdiction.
- A demonstrable understanding of one or more of the following areas: regulatory frameworks, case management, professional discipline practices, Freedom of Information, Data Protection, Human Rights, or ethics.
- An understanding of performance management in legal processes to aid the Board in its oversight functions
- An understanding of arbitration proceedings
- Demonstrable experience of the law and procedures relating to safeguarding of young and vulnerable people with evidence of advising on such matters.
- Experience as an elite athlete in a sport regulated by UKAD and competing at an international level, having performed at major games or competitions
- Experience of representing the ‘athlete voice’ or the credibility within the sporting environment to do so.
- The ability to provide insight in respect of the operation and delivery of sport at elite and/ or pathway levels.
The deadline for applications is 12 April 2023.