Head of Finance and Commercial Services

Organisation UK Anti-Doping
Salary c£53,339
Location UK Anti-Doping, Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London, EC4Y 8AE
Type of contract Permanent

Job purpose 

The Head of Finance & Commercial Services 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 (LPGS) 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 by 12pm, Friday 6 September 2019. Please note that the closing date may be brought forward once sufficient applications have been received.

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.