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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/08/2021.

Senior Advisor (Economics) 8c

Job Reference: 907-091

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Senior Technical Advisor (Economics) 8c
Manchester, Manchester
£63,751 - £73,664 pa

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Role title: Senior Adviser (Economics)

Location: Manchester/London/Flexible

2020 was the year that has changed the way we view the world we live in, and as a result, here at NICE we are going through an exciting period of change and rapid growth. There could not be a better time to join us.

As a result of the above we are looking for skilled Senior Advisor to guide the organisation through this period of dynamic transformation.

Why choose NICE? As an organisation we all collaborate to achieve the same goal through empowering our workforce to do great things. Health and well-being are a top priority for us because we understand the importance of creating a respectful, supportive, and transparent environment for all our employees.

The Role:

Reporting to the Associate Director – COVID-19 the Senior Adviser (Economics) will be a key member of the team responsible for delivering national guidance on COVID-19 to the healthcare system. The role is an opportunity to lead on the use of economics in COVID-19 guideline development. The postholder will work with key national organisations and stakeholders to determine methods for exploring the cost effectiveness of interventions for COVID-19 and ensure the delivery of high-quality robust guidance.

What you will bring to NICE:

To be considered for this role, we are looking for:

  • Working knowledge of all of the following areas and specialist expertise in at least one of the following: health economics, economics, statistical modelling, epidemiology or systematic reviewing;
  • Ability to communicate confidently and generate trust and confidence in individuals at all levels both within and outside the organisation and across multidisciplinary teams;
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with a creative approach to problem solving

The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to analyse and critique economic models;
  • Ability to think and act strategically and to exercise sound judgement in the face of conflicting pressures and deadlines
  • Flexible attitude to working environment and ability to work as part of a team.



  • Here at NICE we are passionate and proud of the work we do and the impact we make.
  • We can offer you a great place to work with good benefits, flexible working, and a supportive, friendly and inclusive environment.
  • We have an academic culture committed to producing high quality work and we take collective responsibility.


The Department:

The COVID-19 team is responsible for developing, monitoring and updating national guidance related to COVID-19. You will be joining a team of approximately 20 people at an interesting time, as we start to embed consideration of economic value into our healthcare guidance. This means you will be at the forefront of helping to develop methods and processes and contribute to NICE’s response to the ongoing needs of the healthcare system in the context of the pandemic.

For an informal discussion please contact Justine Karpusheff, Associate Director- COVID-19,

Closing date: 11th August 2021
Interview date: 3rd or 6th September

We have modern offices in Manchester city centre and Stratford, London. However, we’re all working from home at the moment due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please take into consideration that you may be required to commute to one of our offices when we’re all allowed to do so again, but we are a flexible employer and flexible arrangements can be discussed.


Important - Due to NICE’s use of anonymised recruitment practices we ask all candidates not to include any personal details within their CV. Please ensure you provide sufficient information in the profile section to allow our team to make an informed judgement about your suitability for this role at this stage.


NICE is committed to the equality, diversity and inclusion of all our candidates and staff, and we are committed to creating a workforce which represents the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone, and in particular we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities, and candidates from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds who are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Please contact if you wish to discuss any additional needs or reasonable adjustments which may support your success at interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Justine Karpusheff

Associate Director – COVID-19

Email address:

Telephone number 0161 8703191

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued.

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • NHS pension scheme and childcare voucher scheme
  • We provide a thorough induction programme
  • Personal development is supported through extensive training and development opportunities
  • We promote flexible working to help staff achieve a healthy work life balance
  • We value equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community
  • We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in line with the NHS Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification as your application will be shortlisted against these criteria.

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We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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