Head of Finance

Organisation UK Anti-Doping
Salary Circa £55,000
Location UK Anti-Doping, Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London, EC4Y 8AE
Type of contract Permanent

Job purpose 

The Head of Finance is responsible for leading both the Finance & Commercial Services teams. The role works closely with the Director of Finance, together with the wider Finance & Quality Directorate, and line manages both the Finance Manager and Major Events & Commercial Services Manager. 

Person specification


  • A highly organised, personable, and approachable individual with a can-do attitude, who copes well under deadline pressure 

  • Relevant professional accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA) 

  • Demonstrable experience of working at Head of Finance level or similar in small to medium sized organisation 

  • Demonstrable people management experience including development and motivation of team 

  • Production of management and statutory accounts 

  • Desirable - both experience within Government Accounting and a commercial environment 

  • Experience of providing financial information to non-financial managers 

  • A technically strong accountant, with the ability to see the bigger picture and how this translates to day to day operational activity 

  • Proven experience of building excellent working relationships with non-financial members at all levels of the organisation 

  • High level of technical competence and a keen eye for financial detail 

  • A passion for, and knowledge of, sport is desirable 


  • Ability to prioritise own workload in order to meet set deadlines 

  • Provide a customer service approach to the Finance & Quality Directorate, and wider internal and external customers, with a flexible attitude 

  • Effectively manage time and resources   

  • Strong team player, with a hands on attitude to support other team members as required 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills 

  • Excellent analytical skills and advanced Excel 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 (LGPS) with four per cent pension allowance on top of your basic salary


How to Apply

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 recruitment@ukad.org.uk. If you have previously applied for this role you need not apply again. We reserve the right to close the advert early if we receive enough applications.

CVs and/or cover letters will not be accepted.