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Research 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 are looking to recruit a Research Analyst to work in the Employed Doctors team in the National Negotiations and Representation directorate.  Your role will include two main elements: to support pay and contract negotiations for employed doctors in all four nations of the UK, and to support the research needs of individual BMA committees who represent those doctors, under the guidance of the Senior Research Advisor.

This is a fixed term contract for 6 months.

We are currently in a period of high profile pay disputes for multiple groups of employed doctors, so this role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to a better deal for our members. You may also be asked to support ad hoc research needs of the Independent Contractor Doctors team and the Senior Research Advisor in that team, as and when required.

You will need to be comfortable working with numbers to succeed in this role, and in particular you will need good knowledge of creating, explaining, and interpreting Excel spreadsheet models. You may have studied quantitative methods or have comparable professional experience in this area. Even though prior experience of NHS pay and contracts, or negotiations, is desirable, it is not essential.


For this role, the BMA currently operates a hybrid working policy (a mixture of remote and office-based working); we are open to discussing the possibility of flexible hours.

This role will be based in London (BMA House). This new post is initially offered to start as soon as possible and run for 6 months.  We anticipate that the interviews for this role will be held virtually via MS Teams in early February.


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 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 and we do not hold a sponsorship licence.

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