Intelligence Researcher (Maternity Cover)

Organisation UK Anti-Doping
Salary £23,000
Location UK Anti-Doping, Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London, EC4Y 8AE
Type of contract Maternity Cover (12 months)

Job purpose

To undertake a variety of duties, including data entry and developing a first-tier research summary for a new intelligence received into the unit, using a variety of sources  

To work as a team with the rest of the intelligence unit to collate information and to provide intelligence research and analytical support to on-going operations.  

  • Collaborate with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of team and organisational objective
  • Complete and manage projects as instructed by the Intelligence Coordinator
  • Comply with internal guidance and data sharing protocols in relation to the collection, recording, evaluation, sharing, review, retention and disposal of information
  • Maintain internal relationships to ensure two-way information sharing at an operational level
  • Promote and support the flow of information from within UKAD, including Doping Control Personnel
  • Identify intelligence gaps and emerging problems from development work
  • Produce research profiles
  • Creating information forms, accurate Intelligence Reports and timely information requests
  • Use information sources e.g. ADAMS, and open sources to develop new intelligence received into the unit and create new entities in the Intelligence Database
  • Assess intelligence reports in a timely manner
  • Provide research to support the analysts
  • Actively contribute within meetings in a clear, concise and relevant manner
  • Gather information from a range of sources to understand situations, ensuring it is reliable and accurate
  • Liaise with external agencies to assist with both proactive and reactive investigations
  • Generate intelligence products using research techniques and analytical software to assist with investigations

Contribute to the preparation of cases for possible Anti-Doping Rule Violation proceedings and any investigations conducted on behalf of UKAD

Person specification


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of managing sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner
  • Experience of communicating and presenting to a variety of levels of seniority and backgrounds both internally and externally to UKAD
  • Familiarity with the Freedom of Information Act, and the Data Protection Act
  • Proven capability to plan and carry out activities in an orderly and well-structured way, working within appropriate policy and procedures
  • Previous attendance at a police accredited Intelligence researcher course (or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with the National Intelligence Model and the associated processes
  • Experience and working knowledge of intelligence research techniques (including open source), and with analytical tools and methods
  • Previous experience of working in an intelligence environment, gathering and developing intelligence


  • Accuracy and good attention to detail is essential
  • Demonstrable critical and creative thinking abilities
  • Participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals
  • Excellent IT skills, including full competence in the use of MS Office
  • Desirable to have analytical training and skill set

Staff Benefits

  • 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
  • Christmas closure, between Christmas and New Year (not deducted from your holiday allowance)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Healthy Lifestyle Benefit
  • Flexible Start and Finish times (start between 08:00 – 10:00 finish between 16:15 – 18:15)
  • One working from home day per week after successful completion of probationary period
  • Eye care Vouchers
  • Government Pension Scheme (LPGS) with four per cent pension allowance on top of your basic salary.

How to Apply

To apply please complete a UKAD Application Form, Criminal Convictions Declaration Form, Conflicts of Interest Form and Equal Opportunities Form, outlining how you meet the person specification and submit to by 12pm, Monday 23 September 2019.

CVs and/or cover letters will not be accepted.

Please note: The place of work for this role is currently Fleetbank House, London. UKAD is intending to relocate many of its roles to offices on the Loughborough University Campus in the future. We are currently looking at which roles this will affect but no decision has yet been made. There will be an opportunity to discuss this further if you are invited for interview.

Closing date: 23/09/2019