Chief Economist/Analyst

Location:  The King's Fund
Salary:  £60,592 - £74,519 (more may be available for an exceptional candidate)
Contract type:  Permanent
Closing date: 


* Closing date extended until 14 October *

Overview of this role

This is your chance to drive research and analysis that has the potential to influence today’s health care sector.

Who are we?

The King’s Fund works to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.

Your role

As our Chief Economist/Analyst, you’ll have a pivotal role in the organisation. Your challenge will be to lead our analysis of health and care funding, performance and productivity. This work covers research, commentary and consultancy projects and has significant influence across the health care sector. You’ll uphold the highest standards and will often lead projects from end-to-end, directing your own plans and working towards our strategic objectives.

You’ll also have the opportunity to play a part in our wider operations, helping to secure funding, contributing to strategy and acting as a senior spokesperson. With up-to-date knowledge of a fast-changing field, you’ll be a respected ambassador, confident to engage with stakeholders, official bodies and partners at the highest levels.

To join us, you must be an experienced leader with a degree (or equivalent) in economics, statistics or another analytical subject. Used to managing both people and projects, you’ll be organised, articulate and naturally collaborative. Above all, you’ll understand our work and share our charity’s values.

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Job description

Job description: Chief Economist/Analyst


Application form

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Job application guidance

Equal opportunities supplementary information

Terms and conditions for employment

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5pm on Friday 14 October. Late applications will not be considered. Applications must be submitted using The King’s Fund application form. Please do not send CVs.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25 October at The King’s Fund’s offices in central London.

Please email your application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to

Alternatively, you can post the application to:

HR Department
The King's Fund
11-13 Cavendish Square

Please note

No agencies please.

The King’s Fund is committed to equal opportunities in all its activities, and appointments will be determined solely on merit. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community, including those from minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities.

Terms and conditions

Main terms and conditions of employment

The King's Fund
Normal hours of work:
35 hours per week


Salary grade

The grading of each post is determined by a job evaluation system. Each of the eight main grades has a salary range comprising a series of incremental spine points. On appointment staff are assigned to one of these spine points, taking account of previous experience.

Salary review

On 1st January each year an adjustment is applied to all salary spine points to reflect changes in the cost of living.

Employees move on 1st January each year to the next spine point on their grade, unless: a) they have been the subject of a disciplinary warning; b) they are already on the maximum spine point of their grade; or c) they took up their post on or after the preceding 1st October.

Salary payment

Salary is paid on 23rd of each month or the previous Friday if the 23rd falls at the weekend /bank holiday.

Annual leave

27 days per year, plus 3 days off for the closure of the premises between Christmas and New Year.

Sick pay

Service Full pay Half pay
Up to 4 months 1 month
Over 4 months and up to 1 year 1 month 2 months
Over 1 year and up to 2 years 2 months 2 months
Over 2 years and up to 3 years 4 months 4 months
Over 3 years and up to 5 years 5 months 5 months
Over 5 years 6 months 6 months

Payments are aggregated over a rolling twelve month period to determine entitlement.

Notice periods

(Except where otherwise stated in employment contract)

Employers notice period is dependent on service as follows

Service Notice
Over 3 months and up to 2 years 4 weeks
Over 2 years and up to 12 years 4 weeks or 1 week for each year of continuous employment, whichever is greater
Over 12 years 12 weeks

Employees notice period

Grade Notice
1 to 4 1 month
5 and 6 2 months
7 and 8 3 months

Other points of information

  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Candidates who are currently contributing to the NHS pension scheme may be able to continue to do so for a limited period of 5 years, if appointed to work at The King's Fund
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Free beverages and a subsidised café