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Senior Technical Analyst (Economics)

Job Reference: 907-133

Employer:
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Department:
Centre for Guidelines
Location:
Manchester or London
Salary:
£47,126 - £53,219 pa (plus HCAS for London base)

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.

Our role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. We do this by:

  • 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;
  • Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.

Please note - if the advertised role is based in London, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement.

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Role title: Senior Technical Analyst (Economics)

Location: Manchester or London

We are looking for a skilled Senior Technical Analyst to guide the organisation through this period of dynamic transformation.

The Role

Reporting to the Technical Adviser, the Senior Technical Analyst will be responsible for providing advice and technical support to committees on economic issues during development and updating of guidelines. This includes systematically identifying and appraising economic evidence to address key health and social care questions and preparing structured summaries of the evidence.

The post holder will also undertake the development of original, applied decision models and analyses that will be used to inform the deliberations of the guideline committee (comprising decision-makers who are predominantly clinical, public health, social care and patient experts with limited formal expertise in economics).

Providing a quality assurance function, the post holder will be involved in reviewing guidelines produced by other developers to ensure they reflect the economic evidence appropriately. This function also includes ensuring that economic modelling and statistical analyses produced by the developer have been conducted robustly, are in line with NICE’s methods and are free from technical errors.

There will also be the opportunity to mentor junior analysts.

What you will bring to NICE

The primary requirement for the position is demonstrable ability in the practical application of mathematical modelling to inform real-world decision problems.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Skills and experience in economics, decision analytic modelling, ideally gained in the context of economic evaluation for health, public health or social care.
  • Expert ability in the analysis and synthesis of quantitative data.
  • Ability to communicate the methods and results of complex analyses to a range of audiences, both orally and in writing.

To be considered for this role applicants should demonstrate the skills and experiences listed in the person specification in their application.

At present, the team has a preference for models developed in MS Excel, R, TreeAge and/or WinBUGS; however, applications from candidates with experience in other platforms are welcome.

You will have the opportunity to extend your own skills in modelling and economics and contribute to methodological developments in the field.

Why NICE

  • 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.

For an informal discussion please contact Lesley Owen (Technical Adviser – economics): lesley.owen@nice.org.uk, +44 (0)20 7045 2145

Closing date: 24 October 2021
Interview date: w/c 8 November 2021

We have modern offices in Manchester city centre and Stratford, London. Staff are now able to work in the office and from October will be encouraged to work a minimum of 1 day a week (or 4 days a month). Please take into consideration that you may be required to commute to one of our offices.

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 application. Please ensure you provide sufficient details in the supporting information 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 Careers@nice.org.uk if you wish to discuss any additional needs or reasonable adjustments which may support your success at interview.

 




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.

Please provide full contact details for all referees within your application form including email addresses. Referees provided must include your current line manager and cover the last two employers.

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.

Please note all contact is made via NICE Recruitment – Trac system administered by NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU). Please check your account regularly. If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK. (Please refer to attached guidance documents for further details). Failure to bring the required proof will mean that we may be unable to proceed with your interview.



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