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Policy Advice and Research Officers

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 to recruit x2 Policy Advice and Research Officers to join the Population health team, within our Communications and Policy directorate.  The population health team leads work on a wide range of policy issues focused on improving health and reducing inequalities, including on the key drivers of ill health such as obesity and tobacco, mental health, climate change as well as Covid-19.

As a Policy Advice and Research Officer you will:

Support the delivery of key projects within the team, supporting their line manager and Senior Policy Advisers by undertaking research and analysis on a variety of policy issues. The 2 successful candidates will provide policy advice, help to develop policy recommendations and draft written reports. 


This is a hybrid role with a mix of working at home and from our Central London office. (Min 1 day per week)

To be successful as a Policy Advice and Research Officer you’ll ideally have: 

·       Previous experience of working in a policy environment  

·       Proven ability to work with data and an ability to conduct research and analysis 

·       Good working knowledge and proficiency with MS Excel 

·       Excellent written skills with experience of drafting policy reports and briefings 

·       Ability to communicate clearly and concisely and convey information in a succinct way 

·       Good analytical skills and an eye for detail 

·       An understanding of health policy issues would be desirable 


We anticipate that interviews will take place week commencing 22nd July 2024.

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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