Location:  The King's Fund
Salary:  £33,057 - £39,474 per annum
Contract type:  Permanent
Closing date: 


Overview of this role

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly respected and innovative organisation at the forefront of health and social care policy debate. You will conduct research on key policy issues, in support of The King’s Fund’s mission of improving health and social care in England. You will also have the opportunity to play a key role in our work to respond to the external environment by tracking, analysing and commenting on policy developments. 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 and social care policy. Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods and a good knowledge of health policy in England are essential. You’ll have an undergraduate degree, and a masters degree in a relevant field would be desirable.

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Job description

Job description: Researcher


Application form

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Application guidance

Equal opportunities supplementary information

Terms and conditions for employment

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 23 January 2017 at noon. 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 3 February 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.

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 two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

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