26 May 2021
The Kings Fund
Location: London
Salary: £35,253 - £42,096
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Job Description

The King’s Fund

Help us to shape health and social care policy

The King's Fund is an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England. We have a high profile and strong reputation for influencing health and care policy, providing leadership development and producing excellent communications.

Researcher

Salary: £35,253 - £42,096 per annum

Full Time – 35 hours per week

Fixed-term contract up to approximately 10 - 12 months (dependent on start date)

Central London

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 strong 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 and social care policy in England would be an advantage. You’ll have an undergraduate degree, and a masters degree in a relevant field would be desirable.

Here at the Fund, we actively encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, people from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBT+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge as we recognise that diversity makes us stronger. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you may initially need to work remotely. Once our premises in London fully reopen, you will be expected to spend some of your time working in the office.

For further information and an application form, please visit our website at

www.kingsfund.org.uk/jobs or email: recruitment@kingsfund.org.uk. CVs will not be accepted as applications. Applications must be submitted using The King’s Fund application form.

No agencies please.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 26 April 2021 at 9.30am.  Late applications will not be considered.

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 3 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.  

Interviews will be held week commencing   (role available to commence from late May).

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.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.