Data Analytics Assistant (fixed-term contract)

UK Anti-Doping

Location Hybrid (WFH / SportPark, Loughborough)
Salary £19,970 - £20,970
Team Insight & Innovation
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 7th May 2023 BST

Job Description

Job purpose

A key component of UK Anti-Doping’s 2021 - 2025 Strategic Plan is to secure the data capabilities, tools, and techniques that are required to further enhance our activities.

This role will work across our organisation supporting a range of projects and activities linked with our Anti-Doping programmes with a focus on Data Analytics.

Key result areas

· Contribute to the collection and analysis of data relating to core projects

· Assist with coordinating internal projects related to data analytics, covering operations such as testing, education and stakeholder engagement and ensuring that timelines and deliverables are met in a timely and effective manner

· Create and develop visualisations and reports to help communicate data insights to stakeholders, including senior management and external partners

· Contribute to internal cross-team workshops seeking to identify hypotheses that can be explored through analytics

· Collaborate with other team members to ensure data accuracy and consistency across multiple systems

· Conduct research on new techniques and technologies relating to data analytics that could be applied to Anti-Doping efforts

· Supporting the overall mission of the organisation by providing data-driven insights and recommendations to inform Anti-Doping policies and initiatives.




· Analytical skills: Develop your skills towards collecting, organising, cleaning, and analysing data to identify patterns and trends that can be used to inform Anti-Doping procedures

·  Data Visualisation: Build experience in creating effective data visualisations, such as charts, graphs, and dashboards, to communicate data-driven insights to stakeholders

· Sports knowledge: Gain a deep understanding of the sports industry, including the rules and regulations surrounding Anti-Doping.

· Communication: Develop strong communication skills through being involved in several cross-team projects sharing findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.

· Data Security: Learn about data privacy and governance considerations and how these apply in an Anti-Doping context.


Key internal and external contacts

•       Colleagues across UKAD 

•       Consultancy company appointed to data analytics project 

•       National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) 

•       Universities 

•       World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 


Our values

• Integrity – We do what is right for clean sport, we are equitable an ethical, ensuring everyone is treated fairly and with respect.

•Collaboration – We work together and with others, sharing knowledge and building relationships to better tackle doping.

• Excellence – We strive to achieve high standards in the protection of clean sport, evolving with the times and finding solutions.

• Passion – We are dedicated to keeping sport clean, are proud of what we do and know it matters.


Person specification


Qualifications/experience/knowledge (must have)

•        Demonstrable analytical eye for detail

•        Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•        Highly curious with a passion for understanding the ‘why’ behind trends

•        Strong planning, time management and organisational skills

•  Competent with MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, and Power Point)

Ideally would have but not vital;

• Experience of working with data sets across a range of sources, using data visualisation tools (e.g., Excel, Power BI or Tableau)

•  Practical work or project experience involving use of data analysis methodologies to extract insights

Additional information

Working hours are 36 hours a week although flexibility is required in order to ensure core objectives are achieved. Some out-of-hours work, and occasional travel may be required.

This job specification should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.  It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of the organisation.

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Applications closed Sun 7th May 2023


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Applications closed Sun 7th May 2023