Policy Adviser

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01 March 2021
The King’s Fund
Location: London
Salary: £35,253 - £42,096
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Job Description

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, strong reputation and excellent track record in influencing health and care policy, providing leadership development and hosting high quality events.

Policy Adviser

Central London

12-month fixed term contract. Full-time, but we would consider more flexible working options (working a minimum of 4 days per week)

£35,253 - £42,096 p.a. pro-rata

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a fast-paced team that sits across the organisations Policy and Communications divisions and plays a key role in helping to position The Kings Fund effectively in the external environment and maintain its position as the leading independent commentator on health and social care. The team works closely with members of the organisations senior management team, including the Chief Executive. This role requires excellent writing, research and analysis skills, as well as in-depth knowledge and experience of scrutinising 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.

The post holder will provide effective and timely analysis of a wide range of complex policy issues, monitoring the external environment to identify key policy developments, and promoting understanding of the health and care system among internal and external audiences. The post holder will also work closely with internal colleagues to ensure the Fund is visible in key policy debates. A key aspect of the role will involve researching and authoring a variety of written products, including short research reports and blogs, for policy-focused audiences.

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. 

If youd like to have a chat about this role, please contact Helen McKenna, Senior Fellow at h.mckenna@kingsfund.org.uk

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. Applications must be submitted using The Kings Fund application form.

No agencies please.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 1 March 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 on the 16 March. 

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.

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.