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Senior Researcher

The King’s Fund is a leading charity that helps to shape policy and transform services to improve health and social care in England.

£39,462 - £47,126 per annum

Fixed term for 2 years

Start date: As soon as possible, ideally by early November

Central London

We have a two year fixed term research post available immediately working on a large Department of Health funded research project with colleagues from The King’s Fund and Manchester Business School. You will work within our policy team, researching the quality of care in health care organisations and how external regulatory systems for inspecting and rating quality work.

You will be expected to contribute to this project as well as interact with colleagues who work across the wide range of areas that The King’s Fund policy team addresses. You will also be expected to communicate regularly with project colleagues at Manchester Business School, project funders, external project advisers and other stakeholders involved with the research.

This role requires excellent applied research and analysis skills, willingness and ability to focus on delivering a single dedicated project for an external funder, and excellent interpersonal skills.

You will have a postgraduate degree in health policy or a related discipline, and experience in applied quantitative and qualitative methods. Knowledge of regulation and performance measurement is desirable but not essential.

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please email Dr Rachael Addicott at r.addicott@kingsfund.org.uk Please do not send applications to this email address. Details on how to apply can be found on the website.

For a job description and further information on how to apply, please visit our website at www.kingsfund.org.uk/jobs or email: recruitment@kingsfund.org.uk. Telephone 020 7307 2501 (24-hour Recruitment Line). Requests via Typetalk are welcome. Please do not send CVs.

No agencies please.

We regret that we cannot respond individually to all applicants due to the high number of applications we receive. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Please note that we are unable to offer feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 1pm on Friday 11 September 2015. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will take place on Friday 9 October 2015 at The King’s Fund’s offices in central London.

The King’s Fund is committed to equal opportunities in all its activities, and appointments will be determined solely on merit. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community, including those from minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities.

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