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