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UK Anti-Doping advertises for doping control chaperones

Opportunity ideal for anyone committed to tackling problem of doping in sport

If you've ever wanted to do your bit in helping tackle the problem of doping in cycling and other sports, now's your chance, with UK Anti-Doping advertising for chaperones across the UK to help manage its testing programme.

According to the job description on the UKAD website: 

"UK Anti-Doping has a team of trained Chaperones authorised by the organisation to notify athletes that they have been selected for Doping Control, where the athlete is required to provide a urine and/or blood sample. The Chaperone is required to observe the athlete at all times until they report to the Doping Control Station.

The role of the chaperone is integral to the success of the Doping Control program. It involves attending sporting events and working closely with athletes. Chaperones are trained and authorised by UK Anti-Doping to carry out specific duties, including:

• notifying the athlete(s) selected for sample collection
• identifying the athlete(s) through various verification methods
• reading the athletes their rights and responsibilities with regards to the testing procedures
• accompanying and observing the athlete(s) until arrival at the Doping Control Station
• assisting the Doping Control Officer(s) in managing the Doping Control Station.

There are vacancies in a number of regions across the UK, and remuneration is £40 per visit plus travel expenses.

Full details of how to apply including a link to download an application form can be found here.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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