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The Strategy Unit is leading research, analysis and change from within the NHS.  

Our services are in high demand, as the NHS and its partners face significant challenges. We work with healthcare providers, commissioners, universities, charities, and government organisations. Supporting them to solve complex problems by providing evidence-informed analysis and advice.     

The roles 

We are expanding! We have a range of roles across our team including: 

  1. Research Assistant - Strategy & Change (£22,549 - £24,882)

  2. Research Assistant - Evaluation (£22,549 - £24,882)

  3. Healthcare Analyst (£32,306 - £39,027)  

  4. Senior Consultant - Strategy & Change (£40,057 - £53,219)

  5. Senior Consultant - Evaluation (£40,057 - £53,219)

  6. Senior Healthcare Analyst (£40,057 - £53,219)

We are looking for individuals who are logical and creative thinkers, understand the value of using data and evidence, and who are proactive in suggesting new ideas or improvements. We offer a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, and all the benefits associated with NHS employment – driven by the desire to offer an excellent work-life balance. 

In all roles you will: 

  • Support the delivery of varied project assignments.  
  • Manage multiple tasks across multiple projects in a dynamic environment, taking responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of project outputs. 
  • Be provided with support to develop your skills through formal training and hands-on experience. 

If you would like to learn more about a specific role, please view the associated job description.  

Our values 

We operate as an independent consultancy but are part of the NHS, hosted by Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (CSU), and driven by NHS values.  Our desire is to: 

  • Our team are mostly based in the Midlands, although the majority are currently working from home. We are planning to move to a base in central Birmingham in early 2022. We are committed to providing a work environment to suit you, this means we will provide all equipment necessary for your role and provide office space if working from home isn’t an option. There will be no minimum requirement to come into the office, but we do expect to have regular team days where everyone will get together. 

  • We strongly value diversity within our workforce, and recognise that different people bring different perspectives, lived experience, ideas, and culture to the team. This difference brings with it great strengths, including diversity of thought and innovation.  

    We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability, and age. Ethnic minority groups, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, disabled people and religious and faith groups are currently under-represented across the organisation, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.  

    We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're open to discussing flexible working options, provided we can balance your needs with those of our clients.  

    Please submit your application through the NHS Jobs portal. We recognise that this is not a straightforward process but unfortunately, we can’t accept CV’s. We'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process to accommodate your needs, feel free to contact Lorna Crofts (lorna.crofts@nhs.net) who will be happy to support you. 

  • If you have any queries relating to specific areas of our work or what it’s like to work at the Strategy Unit, please get in touch: strategy.unit@nhs.net