Education Partnership Officer

  • Employer UKAD
  • Town / City Loughborough
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £30000 per annum
  • Position Type 6 Month(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 19/10/2020
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Job purpose

Develop and nurture effective relationships with key partners in sport by successfully negotiating the integration of clean sport education and information programmes into existing athlete support personnel curricula and regulatory structures.

Creating, developing and implementing education and information programmes targeted at (but not limited to) coaches, athlete support practitioners and parents, working in collaboration with key partners identified.

Specifically, you will be a member of the Education Team who aims to promote and reinforce a culture of clean sport through effective partnership working. Creating and developing sustainable, impactful programmes that enable athletes and athlete support personnel to participate and compete in line with the values of sport whilst abiding by the anti-doping rules.

Person specification


  • Demonstrable experience of coordinating and supporting organisations within the sports sector
  • Experience of supporting organisations to deliver against agreed outcomes
  • Experience of learning programme development including e-learning programmes and content for digital information resources
  • Experience of project management including project development, planning, monitoring and evaluating against agreed milestones
  • Experience of working within a sport related industry organisation, e.g. NGB, National Agency
  • Knowledge of the sporting landscape within the UK, key organisations, the challenges faced by sporting organisations in the prevention of doping and drug misuse
  • Experience of handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Have a passion for sport and an interest in UKAD activities
  • Positive attitude and demonstrate a willingness to learn, and seek feedback on performance


  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with a network of key people internally and externally
  • Highly self-aware, good level of interpersonal skills such as; self-reflection, influencing, negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to actively listen and take on board external feedback
  • Ability to see things from an audience’s point of view to inform education and information programme development
  • Able to work methodically with good research and analytical skills
  • Competent Microsoft Office user and knowledge of wider software packages including webinar software, for example Zoom
  • Self-motivated and able to operate within agreed boundaries but with minimal supervision
  • Creative approach to work, with the ability to develop innovative solutions and use initiative in problem solving.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload to meet set deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels, including well-developed presentation skills.
  • Competent in a range of writing styles – polices, processes, educational content and resources
  • Ability to translate technical content to simplified and understandable content that is appropriate for the target audience

Staff Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and accrue one day of 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)
  • Up to three working from home days per week after successful completion of your first month (currently all staff are working from home due to the pandemic)
  • 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 click the link below to complete the online application process:

Deadline for application is midday Monday 19 October 2020.

CVs and/or cover letters will not be accepted. You must have a valid right to work in the UK.

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