UKAD seeks director of legal and regulatory affairs
UK Anti-Doping, the national anti-doping body, is seeking a director of legal and regulatory affairs at its headquarters in London who, UKAD said, will “lead on all legal and regulatory issues, underpinning the intelligence based focus of UKAD with an effective and efficient legal resource.”
UKAD said that candidates should be solicitors or barristers (with a current practising certificate) who have proven experience of sport and anti-doping issues, adding “please note experience in sport and anti-doping issues is an essential component of this role and candidates without this specific experience unfortunately cannot be considered.”
Further details on the vacancy can be found here, and the closing date for applications is 26 January.
A long-running legal dispute between UKAD and boxer Tyson Fury over his suspension after testing positive for a banned steroid was settled recently after Fury accepted a backdated two-year ban, amid fears that the dispute could bankrupt the anti-doping body.
UKAD continues to supervise drug-testing of Russian athletes by RUSADA, the Russian anti-doping agency, appointing private companies to collect samples from athletes after RUSADA was suspended amid a major doping scandal in Russian sport.
The suspension came as a result of findings in the McLaren report, which claimed that more than 1,000 athletes from 30 sports were implicated in the alleged covering-up of samples between 2011 and 2015, notably at the 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi.