International Tennis Integrity Agency



Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

17 April 2023

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Science and Medicine Manager
TERM: Permanent, Full Time, flexible working as per ITIA policy
LOCATION: Based in Roehampton, South-West London
REPORTING TO: Senior Director, Anti-Doping

ITIA Overview

In 2008, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) was formed by an agreement between the four governing bodies of tennis: the ATP Tour; the Grand Slam Board; the WTA; and the International Tennis Federation (ITF). On 1 January 2021 the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) was formed, subsuming the former TIU. The ITIA became the legally independent integrity organisation for all professional tennis, responsible for administering the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP). On 1 January 2022, the ITIA also assumed responsibility for the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP).
The ITIA is independent from the governing bodies of tennis and is managed by the CEO, who reports to the Supervisory Board. The aim of the ITIA is to combat the threat of corruption, primarily through prevention, investigation and education.

Purpose of the Role

The role is responsible for developing and managing the science and medical function of the anti-doping team at the ITIA. The Medicine and Science Manager is required to manage the ITIA Athlete Passport Management Unit (APMU) in partnership with the Montreal laboratory. This includes leading on the maintenance and development of the ABP programme. The role is also responsible for supporting the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) programme and leading on the preparation of the ITIA’s annual response to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regarding the composition of the Prohibited List (List). Other key aspects of the role are to provide scientific input that supports the work of colleagues from other functional areas within the organisation, namely: Communications, Education, Intelligence and Investigations, Legal, Results, and Testing and to keep up to date with the latest findings from anti-doping research that is relevant to the team’s work.


• Liaise with WADA and tennis stakeholders on all matters concerning the Prohibited List including the ITIA’s annual submission of recommendations in relation to the composition of the List
• Deliver the in-house qualitative review and management of Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) data, including writing evaluation reports, managing and interpreting large data sets, identifying strategies to react to anomalous results in a timely manner, and requesting additional laboratory analysis of samples
• Act as the conduit for the APMU – collating information such as whereabouts, drug test history, and performance data for the APMU and translate the determinations of the steroidal and haematological expert evaluations into tangible actions
• Work closely with the Anti-Doping Programme Manager and Anti-Doping Officer to implement test strategies in reaction to anomalous sample analysis results
• Use the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) to log TUE applications
• Manage the TUE Committee – ensure TUE decisions are timely, consistent, and compliant with international guidelines; identify professional development opportunities for members; oversee the recruitment of new members, consult with TUE Committee members and other medical experts to formulate and maintain TUE policies for specific medical conditions
• Continually review the TUE module of the Tennis Anti-Doping Portal and actively contribute to the development of processes and new features according to the needs of the programme
• Manage the process for reviewing Fairness TUE applications – screen applications, request additional evidence, coordinate the drafting of reasoned decisions, communicate decisions to players and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), liaise with the ITIA legal team throughout the process
• Coordinate the ITIA’s approach to WADA consultations related to the International Standard for TUEs (ISTUE), and liaise with WADA on ISTUE related matters as required
• Monitor player compliance with conditions of approval assigned to TUEs and produce quarterly reports that track the progress of key TUE programme performance indicators
• Minute meetings of the TUE Committee, prepare agenda and assist chair of TUEC with preparation of papers for meetings
• Contribute to the annual risk assessment of tennis process by assessing the physiological and physical demands of the sport and the identification of substances that could appeal to players from a doping perspective as a consequence of these identified demands
• Conduct literature reviews and produce briefing documents on substances related to doping in order to improve the organisations knowledge about the nature of these substances
• Serve as the main point of contact within the ITIA for science related enquiries
• Contribute to the decision making regarding the storage and re-analysis of samples
• Engage with and support the Communications and Education teams in the development of education and information resources on anti-doping related science and medicine content
• To engage with and contribute to international anti-doping policy in relation to science and medicine related protocols and programmes
• To develop working relationships with the international scientific and medical communities to ensure the ITIA is prepared for future threats of doping to sport
• Attend relevant conferences and meetings; prepare and deliver presentations as necessary
• Comply with internal processes and data sharing protocols in relation to the collection, recording, evaluation, sharing, review, retention, and disposal of information
• Review invoices for TUE Committee and ABP Blood Experts

You will have:

• A bachelors’ degree or equivalent in an area relevant to the position, for example, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, exercise physiology, pharmacology, sports medicine, sports science
• Knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of action and effects of drugs used in sport
• An understanding of the physiological demands of sport, how athletes train, and what sometimes drives them to push the boundaries
• Experience completing critical reviews of scientific literature and presenting summarised results
• Experience of managing, analysing, and interpreting data
• Demonstrable analytical eye for detail
• Strong planning and organisational skills
• Ability to work effectively as a team member or on own when required
• Competent user of data management software systems, and Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
• The ability to work with, and respect, sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Fluent in English. The ability to speak other languages, in particular French and Spanish, would be an advantage.
• A working knowledge of tennis would be an advantage.
• Flexibility – Work sometimes required at weekends and regular periods of travel are required, on occasion over extended periods.


• Language capability, the ability to speak other languages, in particular French and Spanish
• A working knowledge of tennis would be an advantage


• An exciting working environment in a dynamic, international sports body
• Competitive salary
• Lunch provided in the office as per the ITIA policy
• 25 days holiday (pro-rated) per annum plus UK bank holidays
• Comprehensive Private Medical Insurance.
• Contributory Pension Scheme (employer contribution currently 8%)
• Flexible Working as per the ITIA policy

Candidates must confirm that they have the right to work in the UK.
This job specification should in no way be deemed a complete and definitive description of the job requirements. Responsibilities may be expanded or reduced at any time as deemed appropriate by the Senior Director, Anti-Doping. To support the team, you may be required to carry out reasonable and relevant tasks that may fall outside of your positions’ remit.

Within reason, you may be required to work outside of your standard contracted hours to meet the needs of the business. International Travel may also be required on an infrequent basis as needs arise.
As part of your ongoing development, you may be required to undertake training in order to meet the requirements of your role.

To Apply

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