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.

We do what is right because it matters. Working together with others, we excel.

  • Integrity – We do what is right for clean sport, 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 quality 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.

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.


Investors in People – Silver

UKAD is proud to hold the Silver accreditation under the Investors in People Standard. This demonstrates our commitment to realising the potential of our employees.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining ideals for leading, supporting and managing people effectively to achieve sustainable results. A not-for-profit organisation, it was founded in order to make work better for everyone. Investors in People assesses organisations through extensive submissions, which detail the work and practices of an organisation.

UKAD maintains a Silver Standard achieved in 2022, building upon a three year Silver Standard achieved in 2019 and our previous Bronze accolades achieved in both 2012 and 2015.

Our Vacancies

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