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Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process

Whether you’ve already applied or if you’re thinking about it, you’ll find information on our recruitment process here.

  • 1

    Online Application

    Once you have decided to apply for your chosen role, you will be able to submit your application by using various platforms: Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or email. All vacancies have a clearly published closing date and time.

    You will receive an automated email to confirm receipt of your application. If you have not received this email, please contact

  • 2


    The short-listing panel will assess your CV against the job description and person specification for the role you have applied for.

    If your application has been unsuccessful, we aim to notify you by email within three weeks of the closing date. Due to the volume of applications we receive for our vacancies we are unable to provide detailed feedback to all applicants, however, we will do our best to give feedback when this is requested.

  • 3


    If your application has been successful you will be contacted by telephone or email and invited to an interview and/or assessment, dependant on the role. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate to the recruitment panel that you have the necessary skills and competencies to be successful in this role.

    Candidates will be informed at their interview when the panel will communicate their decision.

  • 4

    Job Offers

    If you’re successful we’ll make a verbal offer for the role which will be followed up in writing. All job offers are conditional and subject to DBS checks (where needed), references and right to work checks.

    Unsuccessful candidates are informed by telephone or email. The option of receiving feedback is offered to everyone who attends an interview. This will be provided at a mutually convenient date and time.

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    Start Date/onboarding

    As soon as a job offer has been accepted the HR team and your new line manager will work closely with you to ensure that you have everything you need ahead of your start date with us!

Questions about our recruitment process?

Learn more about our recruitment process through our frequently asked questions below. If your enquiry is not covered below, you can email

You will need to provide documentation which confirms your eligibility to work in the UK.

Details of a presentation brief, selection test or anything else you are expected to prepare in advance of the interview will be detailed in your invitation to interview.

Please note, we are unable to reimburse expenses you may incur attending an interview.

Should you be successful at interview, we will ask you to provide your professional qualifications prior to you commencing employment with the UK Sports Institute (UKSI).

Please let us know if you require assistance at any stage of the recruitment process by emailing us at, stating ‘Reasonable Adjustments’ in the subject heading of your email. Alternatively, you can contact the EDI Lead, based at our head office (0161 989 0420).

As part of our commitment to the Disability Confident Committed Employer scheme, those applicants who declare they have a disability, who meet the essential criteria (shown as essential criteria on the person specification) are automatically shortlisted for interview.

Yes, this is possible.  If your application was successful, and you were selected for interview, it is more than likely that you would be interviewed by different panels for the different role(s) as they may be for different sport(s).

At the interview stage, we would encourage you to declare you have applied for more than one position.

Due to the specific nature of the UK Sports Institute’s work and the number of enquiries we receive, unfortunately, we cannot respond to individual enquiries and emails around work experience, shadowing a practitioner in a specific department, requests for UK Sports Institute staff and/or GB athletes to participate in research projects or to facilitate interview requests for student projects, dissertations or courses.