Senior Analyst / Economist / Statistician (maternity cover)

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Location: Central London
Contract type: One-year fixed-term contract 
Hours: Full-time
Salary: £42,506 - £50,761 per annum
Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 7 October 2019

Help us to shape health and social care policy

The King’s Fund is a leading charity that helps to shape policy and transform services to improve health and social care in England.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team providing independent analysis of the key issues in health and social care policy. You will lead on and collaborate with others in The King’s Fund in designing and undertaking research projects, particularly their analytical component. This may involve statistical analysis of large routine datasets as well as providing expert analytical advice to research projects.

This role requires excellent applied quantitative analysis skills, willingness and ability to be flexible and work across a wide portfolio of reactive and project-based work, and a focus on using analysis to influence policy recommendations. In a typical week you might expect to work in the following areas:

  • Lead a research project on international comparisons of healthcare spending and resources
  • Analyse national data on financial performance and productivity, to support a long-term project into how the NHS can deliver higher value services for patients
  • Source, analyse and interpret data for a blog on a topical policy issue, such as waiting times for NHS surgical care
  • Quality-assure the data and analysis work of colleagues
  • Produce a briefing on trends in hospital bed capacity in the NHS over the last thirty years
  • Conduct structured interviews with chief executives of NHS organisations to understand their approach to planning for increased activity over winter
  • Develop and lead a major project on data visualisation to improve the impact of The King’s Fund’s analytical work

Ideally qualified to post-graduate level in a relevant discipline, you will have knowledge and experience of health policy and health services research. You will also have a track record of conducting quantitative research, be familiar with official data sources such as hospital episode statistics, and confident in manipulating large datasets using analytical software. You will be capable of writing in a clear and accessible style and be able to communicate your research findings to a broad audience.

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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 noon, Monday 7 October 2019.

Interviews will be held in London on 25 October. Please do not send CVs. 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 three 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. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community, including those from minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities.