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Economic Analyst

Job Overview

About the BMA

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional body for doctors in the UK.  We represent, support and negotiate on behalf of all UK doctors and medical students. 

Join the BMA at a crucial time for doctors and the NHS and be part of a team working for better pay and conditions for the profession.

About the role

We’re looking for an Economic Analyst to join the Economics unit within our Communications & Policy directorate. The team works closely with the BMA’s democratic structures to gather evidence, develop policy solutions, advice and guidance and lobby for and delivery policy change.

This is a hybrid role based one day per week from our London office (BMA House).

In this role you will:

  • Support the economic unit to deliver its work programme which includes health funding and staffing by conducting data analysis with the support of the Economic Analysis Lead
  • Provide research support to the team in developing costed policy proposals and analysing health funding requirements
  • Make representations to and lobby the Treasury and the NHS alongside our Public Affairs team to support doctors to get better pay and conditions
  • Be addressing health inequalities and a variety of other high-profile healthcare delivery and  public health issues
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to a variety of audiences including senior staff, the media office, chief officers, BMA committees and members on economic issues


To be successful as an Economic Analyst you’ll have:

  • Proven ability to undertake economic analysis and quantitative research
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly (written and verbal)
  • Ability to build relationships effectively with stakeholders across different business areas
  • Knowledge of economic and fiscal policy (desirable)
  • Knowledge of healthcare policy (desirable)
  • A degree in Economics/ similar qualification or relevant professional experience

Why work for us?

We offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • 30 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays and a BMA company day
  • Double matching pension contributions up to 12% of salary
  • Additional leave entitlement for volunteering or moving house (after completion of probationary period)
  • Onsite gym and subsidised café at BMA House
  • BMA Law - discounted rates for employees requiring legal services such as will writing/conveyancing
  • Multiple flexible benefits and discounts through our employee benefits platform
  • Lots of Learning and Development/training opportunities via our internal learning hub
  • Season ticket loan (up to £10,000) after completion of probationary period

Anonymous recruitment

The BMA endeavours to be an inclusive employer, ensuring fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for roles. To support our aims, we use specific software to remove all personal identifying information from CVs and applications.  Personal information such as name, date of birth, age and gender are anonymised and will only become visible to hiring managers if you are selected for interview.

Whether the role needs you to work at home, in an office or in a hybrid way, we`ll provide all the support you need.  

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply through our website. However,  if you require any reasonable adjustments or additional support at any point during the application process, please email


Diversity & Inclusion Monitoring:

Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts everybody with the right skills and experience and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

BMA is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge as we recognise that diversity makes us stronger.

Please note, we are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK points-based immigration system, as we do not hold a sponsorship licence.

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