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Intelligence Researcher

UK Anti-Doping

UK Anti-Doping protects the right to right to enjoy doping-free sport UKAD is the national organisation dedicated to protecting a culture of clean sport. Every day, we are raising awareness of the issues through our extensive education and testing programme.

15 May 2023
Full Time
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is on a mission to protect clean sport and currently has an exciting opportunity available for you to join us.

We’re looking to recruit an Intelligence Researcher, to join the Intelligence & Investigations team, under the Operations directorate. This role will work within the Intelligence and Investigations team, working to undertake a variety of duties including data entry and developing a first-tier research summary for any new intelligence received into the unit, using a variety of information sources.

For more information about the work of UKAD’s Intelligence & Investigations team please do view our short animation which can be found here.

About us

Our purpose:

To ensure doping-free sport, promoting and protecting clean sport through education, testing and enforcement.

Our values:

Integrity – We do what is right for clean sport, we are equitable and 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.

Job purpose

You will be responsible for working closely with the rest of the Intelligence and Investigations unit to collate information, provide intelligence research and analytical support to ongoing operations. Specifically, some duties include:

  • Collaborate with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of team and organisational objectives
  • Gather information from a range of sources to understand situations, ensuring it is reliable and accurate
  • Actively contribute within meetings in a clear, concise, and relevant manner
  • To assist the team by providing administrative support, including the completion of accurate meeting notes
  • Provide research support to the analysts
  • Assess intelligence reports in a timely manner
  • Use information sources and OSINT to develop new intelligence received into the Intelligence and Investigations unit
  • Creating information forms, accurate intelligence reports and timely information requests
  • Promote and support the flow of information from within UKAD, particularly the Protect Your Sport project
  • Maintain internal relationships to ensure two-way information sharing at an operational level
  • Comply with internal guidance and data sharing protocols in relation to the
  • collection, recording, evaluation, sharing, review, retention, and disposal of data

Person specification


Must have

  • Experience of managing sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner
  • Experience of intelligence research techniques
  • Experience of open-source intelligence gathering (OSINT) including social media platforms
  • Proven capability to plan and carry out activities in an orderly and well- structured way, working within appropriate policy and procedures
  • Experience of communicating and presenting to a variety of levels of seniority and backgrounds (internal and external)

Ideal, not vital

  • Experience of working in an intelligence or equivalent environment, with an ability to recognise, gather and develop intelligence product
  • Experience of analytical tools such as i2
  • Good awareness of the National Intelligence Model and the associated processes
  • Good awareness of the Freedom of Information Act, GDPR and the Data Protection Act


  • Accuracy and good attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills, including full competence in the use of MS Office
  • Participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the achievement of goals
  • Demonstrable critical and creative thinking skills

View the full job description and person specification here:

Intelligence Researcher JD May 2023

How to apply

Our values are at the heart of what we do, so if they align with you and you’re up for the fight against doping in sport, please complete the online application by clicking 'Apply Now'

Deadline for applications is: 23:59, Sunday 11 June 2023.

Please note a Conflicts of Interest form is required for your application to be considered for this role. Please complete and add this to your application during the application process (through the link above).

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


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and accrue one days 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
  • SMART Working including hybrid working from home and the office
  • Flexible Start and Finish times (start between 08:00 – 10:00 finish between 16:15 – 18:15)
  • Christmas closure, between Christmas and New Year (not deducted from your holiday allowance)
  • Healthy Lifestyle Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Government Pension Scheme (LPGS) with UKAD contributing an additional four per cent pension allowance on top of your basic salary
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Family friendly leave including emergency leave and parental leave
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Staff Consultation Forum
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Working Party

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Legal, Regulatory & HR
Salary information
£20,433 - 21,433

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