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Economic Analyst

Job Overview

We are recruiting an Economic Analyst to join our newly created Economics Unit, based within the Public Health and Healthcare function within the BMA’s communications and policy directorate. The unit will work closely with policy and communications staff and the BMA`s democratic structures to undertake economic research and quantitative data analysis; gather evidence; develop policy solutions, advice and guidance and deliver policy change.

In this role you will:

  • support the economic unit to deliver its work programme which includes health funding and staffing
  • be supporting the NHS to deal with the pressures caused by Covid-19, building future resilience beyond the pandemic
  • be addressing health inequalities and a variety of other high-profile healthcare delivery and public health issues
  • provide research support to the team in developing costed policy proposals and analysing health funding requirements
  • conduct data analysis with the support of the Senior Economic Analyst
  • run surveys with the support of the Senior Research Analyst, and produce succinct and accessible written material summarizing your research.
  • be providing expert advice and guidance to a variety of audiences including senior staff, the media office, chief officers, BMA committees and members.

To succeed in this role you must:

  • have strong quantitative research skills or be able to demonstrate an ability to work with data
  • have a good knowledge and understanding of public and fiscal policy issues
  • be able to write clearly and succinctly
  • be proactive and able to develop effective working relationships with members and colleagues from across the BMA
  • be comfortable working flexibly across a range of projects
  • experience of working on healthcare delivery and population health issues is not essential, however you must be keen to learn and develop expertise in the team’s policy areas

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the professional association and trade union for doctors and medical students in the UK. It has a prominent and influential position at the very heart of the current debate over the future of healthcare provision. The BMA speaks for doctors at all stages of their careers and is a leading voice on a wide range of professional and political issues affecting medicine and health. 

We welcome staff from a variety of backgrounds, and we especially welcome applications from underrepresented groups, particularly including candidates from black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds.

Why work for us?

As a BMA employee, you`ll receive:

  • Generous annual leave provision, plus 1 company day and public holidays
  • Double matching pension contributions up to 12% of salary
  • Season ticket loan (up to £10,000) after completion of probationary period
  • Additional flexible benefits.

You may be working remotely initially, but we`ll provide all the support you need. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through our website. For any queries please email recruitment@bma.org.uk

Diversity & Inclusion Monitoring:
We need your support to make sure our staff come from a variety of backgrounds so we especially welcome applications from disadvantaged communities. Even if you`re not selected, it would be really helpful if you could complete the diversity & inclusion data when you apply for this role, because we can make sure we are encouraging a diverse mixture of candidates to apply. Thank you very much.

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