Intelligence Researcher

London , United Kingdom
Full Time
£15,000 - £24,999
26 / 06

Job purpose

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.

To work closely with the rest of the Intelligence and Investigations unit to collate information, provide intelligence research and analytical support to ongoing operations.

Full description

  • 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
  • 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
  • Produce research profiles
  • Identify intelligence gaps and emerging problems requiring further development work
  • Promote and support the flow of information from within UKAD, including Doping Control Personnel
  • 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
  • Complete and manage projects as instructed by the Senior Intelligence Coordinator
  • 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
  • Previous experience of working in an intelligence environment, with an ability to recognise, gather and develop intelligence product
  • Experience and working knowledge of intelligence research techniques and analytical tools such as i2
  • Experience of open source intelligence gathering (OSINT) including social media platforms
  • Familiarity with the National Intelligence Model and the associated processes
  • Previous attendance at an accredited intelligence researcher course
  • Proven capability to plan and carry out activities in an orderly and well- structured way, working within appropriate policy and procedures
  • Familiarity with the Freedom of Information Act, GDPR and the Data Protection Act
  • Experience of communicating and presenting to a variety of levels of seniority and backgrounds both internally and externally
  • Experience of managing sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner


  • Accuracy and good attention to detail is essential
  • 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 completion of goals
  • Demonstrable critical and creative thinking abilities
  • Desirable to have analytical training and skillset

Staff Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and accrual of 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)
  • SMART Working including regular working from home after successful completion of probationary period
  • Eye care Vouchers
  • Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with four per cent pension allowance on top of your basic salary.
The salary for this role is £23,000
You must have a valid right to work in the UK.
How to apply

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