Analyst / Economist / Statistician

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20 April 2021
The King’s Fund
Location: London
Salary: £35,253 - £42,096
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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, strong reputation and excellent track record in influencing health and care policy, providing leadership development and hosting high quality events.

Analyst / Economist / Statistician

£35,253 - £42,096 per annum

Contract type: Permanent, full time

Central London 

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team in The King’s Fund that provides independent analysis of the key issues in health and social care policy. 

You will help design and undertake 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 strong 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 improving care for people who sleep rough

Quality-assure the data and analysis work of colleagues

Produce a briefing on trends in moving care out of hospitals over the last thirty years

Encourage more effective use of data and analysis in clinical settings and financial decision-making

Develop and lead a major project on data visualisation to improve the impact of The King’s Fund’s analytical work

You will have knowledge and experience of health policy and health services research and a track record of conducting quantitative research. You will also 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.

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 5th April. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on 20th April.

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.

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.