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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2021.

Technical Adviser (Health Economics)

Job Reference: 907-123

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Centre for Guidelines
Manchester or London
£54,764 - £63,862 pa (plus HCAS for London based)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting high quality health, public health and social care.

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  • Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners.
  • Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services;
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Role title: Technical Adviser (Economics)

Location: Manchester or London

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 Technical Adviser (Economics) to guide the organisation through this period of dynamic transformation.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Technical Adviser (Economics), the Technical Adviser (Economics) will be responsible for providing professional leadership and technical advice across the Centre to embed the routine consideration of data and analysis across the guideline development ‘ecosystem’, as well as supporting the health economic components of guideline development, such as updating existing economic models or undertake the development of original, applied economic analyses that will be used to inform the deliberations of Guideline. In addition, the post-holder will be responsible for ensuring the technical quality of the economic and modelling related outputs of the Guidelines programme, and for providing economic and modelling advice and support to team members across the programme.

The post holder will also line-manage Technical Analysts according to NICE’s policies and procedures, as well as contributing to the training and development of staff and Guideline Committee members, and supporting methodological developments for the Guidelines programme on data analytics and economic.

What you will bring to NICE

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

  • Familiar with methods of critical appraisal and the interpretation and synthesis of health economic research evidence
  • Extensive experience of developing and critiquing health economic models and analyses
  • Ability to deliver high quality technical outputs without supervision to agreed deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences and to generate trust and confidence in individuals at all levels both within and outside the organisation
  • Experience in line management and supervision of technical staff

The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Master’s degree or Doctorate and further specialist training (economic analysis/modelling) or equivalent level of knowledge acquired through experience and further training/development
  • Experience of economic or mathematical modelling
  • Ability to analyse and critique economic models.
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of a range of economic analysis and modelling procedures and practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of economic analysis, evidence-based health care, critical appraisal and the interpretation of health research evidence.
  • Ability to motivate and develop the competences of technical staff.


  • 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.

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 Department

The Centre for Guidelines is a world-leading authority in developing clinical, public health and social care guidelines. It provides recommendations for the NHS and local authorities on appropriate prevention, treatment and care options for people in England, based on systematic appraisal of the best available evidence of effectiveness and cost effectiveness. You will be joining a team of 10 health economists withing the Methods & Economics Team within the Centre.

For an informal discussion please contact Bhash Naidoo, Senior Technical Adviser (Economics), Tel: 0207 045 2159, email:

Closing date: 26 September 2021
Interview date: 6 October 2021

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

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.

We are a flexible employer, and you will have the opportunity to discuss any potential for flexible working with your Manager

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.


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

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