UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is on a mission to protect clean sport and currently has an exciting opportunity available for you to join us. We’re looking to recruit a part-time Director of Communications, joining the senior management team to play an active role in the implementation of UKAD’s strategy.


£74,800 pro rata (22 hours per week (3 days) £45,711)


Hybrid (WFH/SportPark, Loughborough)

Type of contract

Permanent, part-time (22 hours per week)

Job purpose:

You will build and deliver UKAD’s communication strategy, be responsible for leading the internal and external communications, and provide people leadership and direction to a small team of communications professionals. You will devise and implement targeted communication campaigns and assess the impact of communication activity across a range of measures.

Key result areas include:

  • Devise and lead the implementation of a cohesive communications strategy
  • Lead UKAD’s external communication of its core purpose, goals and delivery to key stakeholders including athletes, sports, the media.
  • Lead the Communications team, setting the vision, direction, developing capability and generating a sense of common purpose.
  • Lead the internal communication activity, ensuring effective and inclusive communications to UKAD’s workforce.
  • Define key messages and positioning of UKAD, enhancing our reputation through understanding and being understood by key stakeholders and audiences including sports, government, international partners, and the media.
  • Measure performance of communications activity, including digital content.
  • Oversee and strengthen UKAD’s brand identities.
  • Develop and maintain positive and constructive relationships with media organisations and stakeholders.
  • As a member of the senior leadership team, play an active role in leading the organisation, working with the Chief Executive and other Directors.

Person specification:

  • An experienced professional with demonstrable experience working in a senior management role in a communication related role
  • Proven experience of risk and reputation communication management and working with the national media, both reactively and proactively.
  • Experience of communication activities, including digital, publications, branding and public affairs.
  • Proven experience in managing people, budgets and stakeholders.
  • Experienced in building strong relationships with a variety of different stakeholders.
  • An understanding/appreciation of the sporting landscape, and how best to engage with athletes and the wider sports community.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills both internally and externally.

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