Research Fellow in Health and Social Care

Policy Exchange
Location London, United Kingdom
Application deadline 4 March 2022
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary £27,500
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Policy Exchange is the UK’s leading think tank based in Westminster. Our award-winning Health and Social Care Unit is now hiring for a research fellow as part of our expanded capabilities.

The role

The Policy Exchange team is looking for an outstanding individual to join our Health and Social Care Unit. This is an opportunity to develop your career as part of a high performing team within the UK’s most influential think tank. Policy Exchange’s proposals regularly become Government policy and our alumni often take senior political roles, from the current Chancellor, Ministers and many sitting MPs, to special advisers and civil servants.

Our work in health and social care has never been more important. And we have big plans for the year ahead. The team has recently expanded from two to three, with the arrival of Dr David Landau as a Senior Fellow. And in the past week, we have celebrated winning the ‘Health, Science & Medicine’ category in the Think Tank of the Year Awards hosted by Prospect Magazine.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Conducting in-depth research into Health and Social Care policy, focused on the NHS but within a global context.
  • Present your research in coherent, well-argued and detailed reports.
  • Writing in other formats, such as opinion articles for high-profile political media. Policy Exchange’s work has appeared in most mainstream media in the UK, as well as many international titles.
  • Helping to organise events hosted at Policy Exchange and the Party Conferences.
  • Present your ideas in different formats to a range of audiences including Ministers and MPs, civil servants, journalists, academics, policy experts and your colleagues.
  • Working with a senior team of policy experts, taking an active role in proposing ideas for research projects, articles and other opportunities.
  • Actively supporting fundraising.
  • Taking an active role in networking with stakeholders in politics, policy development, academia, business and beyond.

Experience and skills

The successful applicant will have:

  • 1-3 years experience in a research/policy role.
  • A demonstrable interest in health and social care policy.
  • Superb writing and analytical skills, including the ability to explain complex ideas clearly and make a persuasive and well-structured argument.
  • Experience in statistical modelling would be a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent organisational skills, and an enthusiastic and can-do attitude.