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Senior Economic Adviser

NHS AfC: Band 8d / Monitor 2.1

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Senior Economics Adviser
NHS AfC: Band 8d / Monitor 2.1
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Wellington House
£67,247 - £83,258 (+HCAS £6,469) per annum
02/10/2017 23:59

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Economist to play a pivotal role leading high profile projects which will help the NHS to meet its short-terms challenges and secure its future.

The NHS Improvement Economics Team is part of the Strategy Directorate.
We help NHS Improvement focus on where we can have the greatest impact and take good decisions based on the best possible evidence. Our job includes looking beyond the day to day pressures facing NHS Improvement, the provider sector and the wider health and care system to make sure that we are well positioned to meet the challenges ahead.

NHSI’s Economics Team consists of around 35 economists with Economics Directors, Senior Economists, Economists and Economic Analysts. We deliver impactful and rigorous economic thinking, through a variety of projects. These include:

•Research projects, led by the economics team, to improve NHSI’s understanding of the economics of healthcare. For example previous reports include analysis and insights; on why patients waited longer in A&E; on the impacts of moving care closer to home; and on workforce shortages.

•Advice and support to other teams in NHSI. For example: we are responsible for providing advice on competition issues to NHSI’s Competition and Legal teams and to teams across NHS Improvement on evaluation and impact assessments. In addition we also run NHS Improvement’s behavioural insights function.

•‘Partner working’ on projects for NHSI’s other directorates. For example: we have worked with nursing colleagues on national campaigns on falls and E.coli; and we co-deliver a variety of projects with experts in financial teams on NHS productivity and on system economics.

As Senior Economist, you will lead design and production of high-quality economic analysis, Which help deliver NHS Improvement's work programme. Senior Economists are expected to manage multiple projects and usually work on a variety of issues.

To be considered, you will need considerable practical work experience at an advanced level as an economist in analysis of markets or regulatory policy, possibly from working in an economic regulator, competition authority, regulated industry, economic consultancy or as an economist in the health sector. A sound understanding of the economics of regulated industries along with analytical skills, and the ability to ensure a consistently high standard of analysis across projects is also essential.

We are recruiting to both fixed term and permanent Senior Economists positions and will consider secondments and temporary promotions.

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