How we recruit

Two people together showing teamworkWhat we look for

UKAD’s values were developed by our team for our team, and we recruit people who can demonstrate how they live and work by these values:

  • Integrity – We do what is right, not what is easiest. We are fair and consistent. Our decisions are ethical and made for sound reasons

  • Teamwork – We work together and with others in a spirit of co-operation to achieve our aims. We communicate effectively and share our work

  • Excellence – We take personal responsibility for achieving the highest quality and we aim to exceed expectation

  • Passion – We are excited about sport and keeping it clean. We are proud of what we do and we believe that it matters

Our Recruitment Process

Blind Shortlisting

UKAD uses online blind shortlisting when recruiting, so that we don’t know your age, gender or ethnicity when we shortlist. Of course, skills, experience and aptitude are important, and we get a sense of these through your answers to the questions we ask you on your application. By integrating our values into our selection processes, we ensure that we recruit the right people with not only with the right skills, but with the right mindset.

We need to know if you have any essential qualifications and ask you for a CV. However, we first look at your responses to our sift questions, which provides more of an insight into who you are than just a CV.


If we think you’re suitable for the role, we’ll invite you to an interview – this could be by telephone, online or face-to-face. There may also be additional testing as part of our selection process and/or a second stage interview depending on the role you’re applying for. We appreciate every application sent through to us, so if you’re unsuccessful at the interview stage, we’ll let you know and offer you some feedback.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity

We understand that a diverse workforce at UKAD is critical in our mission to protect clean sport. We strive to further equality and diversity in our workforce and the sport sector as a whole.

As an employer, we aspire to be a diverse, inclusive and responsible organisation, welcoming applications from all backgrounds. Our aim is to have a workforce that can reflect and understand the communities we work with.

We respect and value our individual characteristics and differences, so individuals can realise their full potential.

We recognise the achievements, talent, passion and experience in our team, which can help deliver our goals.

UKAD is a Disability Confident Committed employer. We have signed up to:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work.

Our Vacancies

Browse our current vacancies here.