Research Assistant

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Location: Central London
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full-time – 35 hours per week
Salary: £28,670 - £34,228 per annum
Closing date: 9am Monday 3 February 2020

About this role

Who are we?

The King’s Fund is an independent charity working 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 health and care is available to all.

Your role

This is an exciting entry-level opportunity for someone looking for a career in health and social care policy or research.

You will help project teams to conduct research and analysis on key policy issues, in support of The King’s Fund’s mission of improving health and social care in England. You will contribute to projects across a wide range of areas relating to health and social care policy and practice, and will be involved in the production of high-quality and accessible published outputs.

This role requires excellent writing and analysis skills, and a genuine interest in the scrutiny and development of health policy. You will have an undergraduate degree in social sciences, economics, humanities, medicine, or a related subject and some experience of quantitative or qualitative research methods.

In addition to a competitive salary, The King’s Fund offers generous holiday entitlements, a £3 daily discount in our café and an on-site gym.

How to apply

Job description

Job description: Research Assistant


CVs will not be accepted as applications. Applications must be submitted using The King’s Fund application form

For further information, please contact us on or by telephone on 020 7307 2501 (24-hour Recruitment Line). Requests via Typetalk are welcome. No agencies please.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am Monday 3 February 2020. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12th February 2020.

We regret that we cannot respond individually to all applicants due to the high number of applications we receive. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview. Please note that we are unable to offer feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.

The King’s Fund is committed to equal opportunities in all its activities, and appointments will be determined solely on merit. We believe that diversity of background and experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will improve the way we influence health and social care policy. The Fund has an ambition to increase the diversity of our workforce and introduce careers in health and care policy to a broader range of people. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community, including those from black and minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities. We are particularly interested to hear from people who see this opportunity as unique and critical to their career development.