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Senior Economic Analyst

Job Overview

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 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 are looking to recruit a Senior Economic Analyst to join the Public Health and Healthcare (PHH) function within the BMA’s Communications and Policy directorate. This is a new role created to support the BMA’s policy work, lobbying and influencing on a broad range of issues relating to population health and the delivery of healthcare.


In this role you will:

  • line manage a research analyst and lead the team’s newly created economic analysis team (consisting of this role and the research analyst), providing policy costings, economic advice, research and analysis.  
  • work with staff across the PHH function to support the development of rigorous and robust policy outputs and costed policy solutions that will help us influence the debate about the future of the NHS and population health
  • provide analysis and insight to support lobbying and media work and provide advice to Chief Officers, the executive team and committees.


The PHH function’s remit spans a range of exciting topics including supporting the NHS to deal with the pressures caused by Covid-19, building future resilience beyond the pandemic, NHS funding and staffing, addressing health inequalities, improving innovation, and the impact of privatisation.


You will need:

  • experience of conducting analysis and research and an ability to communicate analysis and research accessibly and succinctly.
  • knowledge of HMT’s green book and be comfortable costing policy
  • to be proactive, flexible and good at building effective working relationships, as this role requires effective matric working.
  • good knowledge of economics and an ability to apply economic theory to policy problems
  • knowledge of population health and healthcare delivery policy and line management experience would be an advantage but are not essential.  


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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