Communications Officer

Organisation UK Anti-Doping
Salary £27,000 - £34,670
Location UK Anti-Doping, Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London, EC4Y 8AE
Type of contract Permanent

Job Purpose

The purpose of the role is to drive UK Anti-Doping’s social media presence other digital presence and provide general support to the Communications team in promoting the work of UK Anti-Doping and supporting the wider objectives of the Strategic Plan 2018- 2022. The post will increase awareness and understanding of anti-doping among key audiences, including the athletes and support personnel, stakeholder bodies, the media, and new wider public audiences. This role will have specific responsibility for UKAD’s social media channels and the internal newsletters. The role will also play a key role in developing content to support UKAD’s website, and make relevant updates to the 100% ME education app.

The main tasks include assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of communications campaigns and leading on the social media and digital enhancement of the campaigns. This includes developing new and innovative content for the UKAD website as a key digital communication channel. The role will also support the Brand and Events Manager with events and merchandise.


Person Specification


  • A Level or equivalent qualifications
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Experience of writing in an engaging and informative style
  • Experience of managing a workload effectively to meet set deadlines
  • Relevant work experience


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


Staff Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and accrue one days annual leave for every year of service, up to 30 days
  • Two days paid Sports Leave and one 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
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Healthy Lifestyle Benefit
  • Flexible Start and Finish times (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
  • Eye care Vouchers
  • Government Pension Scheme (LPGS) with four per cent pension allowance on top of your basic salary

To apply please complete a UKAD Application Form, Criminal Convictions Declaration Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, outlining how you meet the person specification and submit to by 11:59pm, Monday 26 August 2019

Please note CVs and/or cover letters will not be accepted.

Please note: The place of work for this role is currently Fleetbank House, London. UKAD is intending to relocate many of its roles to offices on the Loughborough University Campus in the future. We are currently looking at which roles this will affect but no decision has yet been made. There will be an opportunity to discuss this further if you are invited for interview.